7 Industrial Stocks to Sell

These manufacturers are still struggling after the financial crisis

   
7 Industrial Stocks to Sell

After the banks and homebuilders that fueled the housing bubble, the industrial sector was perhaps hardest hit by the financial crisis and resulting economic downturn. As overall spending and activity slowed, manufacturers took a beating — and many haven’t recovered.

I watch more than 5,000 publicly traded companies with my Portfolio Grader tool, ranking companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. And this week, I’ve identified seven industrial stocks to sell.

Each one of these stocks gets a “D” or “F” according to my research, meaning it is a “sell” or “strong sell.”

ABB Ltd. (NYSE:ABB) works with power and automation technologies. While the Dow Jones has posted a gain of 9% in the last year, ABB has recorded a loss of 11% in the same time. ABB stock gets an “F” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street and a “D” grade for the magnitude with which earnings projections have increased over the past months. For more information, view my complete analysis of ABB stock.

Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) is a diversified global technology company that has dropped 13% in the past 12 months. Emerson stock gets a “D” grade for sales growth, a “D” grade for earnings growth and a “D” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates. For more information, view my complete analysis of EMR stock.

Koninklijke Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG) is the parent company of Philips Group and has 118 production sites in 27 countries. PHG stock has dipped more than 36% since March 2011. Philips stock gets a “D” grade for sales growth, an “F” grade for operating margin growth, an “F” grade for earnings growth, a “D” grade for earnings momentum, an “F” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, a “D” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, a “D” grade for cash flow and a “D” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of PHG stock.

General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE) is the most well-known stock on this list. It’s involved in aircraft engines, power generation, water processing, household appliances, medical imaging, consumer financing and other endeavors. Despite its big name, GE has posted a loss of 4% in the last year. GE stock gets an “F” grade for sales growth. For more information, view my complete analysis of GE stock.

Siemens (NYSE:SI) is an electronics and electrical-engineering company. Despite gains by the broader markets, SI stock is down 21% in the last year. Siemens stock gets a “D” grade for sales growth, a “D” grade for earnings growth, an “F” grade for earnings momentum, a “D” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street and a “D” grade for the magnitude with which earnings projections have increased over the past months. For more information, view my complete analysis of SI stock.

Ingersoll-Rand (NYSE:IR) is involved in enhancing the comfort of air in homes and buildings, in the transport of food and perishables and in secure homes and commercial properties. Ingersoll-Rand stock has lost 13% in the last 12 months. IR stock gets an “F” grade for sales growth, an “F” grade for operating margin growth and a “D” grade for cash flow. For more information, view my complete analysis of IR stock.

CSX Corp. (NYSE: CSX) is a transportation supplier that rounds out the list with a 17% drop in the past year. CSX stock gets a “D” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street. For more information, view my complete analysis of CSX stock.

Get more analysis of these picks and other publicly traded stocks with Louis Navellier’s Portfolio Grader tool, a 100% free stock-rating tool that measures both quantitative buying pressure and eight fundamental factors.


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