9 Financial Stocks Ready to Sell

by Louis Navellier | March 29, 2012 8:14 am

closed bank e1311027569279 9 Financial Stocks Ready to Sell[1]The financial sector has been on a tear in 2012, but their are a number of factors weighing on possible future earnings:

While some banks have indeed rallied strongly, a number have been left behind – and could slip further due to the aforementioned concerns.

I watch more than 5,000 publicly traded companies with my Portfolio Grader[2] tool, ranking companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. And this week, I’m recommending nine financial  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.”

Ameriprise Financial (NYSE:AMP[3]) is involved with financial planning, wealth management, retirement, asset management, annuities and insurance. In the last 12 months, AMP stock has dipped 5%. Ameriprise stock gets a “D” grade for sales growth, a “D” grade for earnings momentum, and a “D” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months. For more information, view my complete analysis of AMP stock[4].

Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE:BK[5]) is a global financial services company that has posted a loss of 19% in the last 12 months. Bank of New York Mellon stock gets an “F” grade for sales growth, and a “D” grade for earnings growth in my Portfolio Grader stock. For more information, view my complete analysis of BK stock[6].

Charles Schwab (NYSE:SCHW[7]) is a savings and loan holding company that has reported a loss of 18% in the last year. Schwab stock gets a “D” grade for sales growth, a “D” 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 in which earnings projections have increased over the past months. For more information, view my complete analysis of SCHW stock[8].

Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS[9]) is a global financial services company that has watched its stock value decrease 32% in the last 12 months. Credit Suisse stock gets an “F” grade for sales growth, a “D” grade for operating margin growth, a “D” grade for earnings growth, an “F” grade for earnings momentum, a “D” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, and a “D” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of CS stock[10].

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS[11]) provides financial services to corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. GS stock has been far outpaced by the broader markets, down 20% in the last year. Goldman Sachs stock gets an “F” grade for sales growth, a “D” grade for operating margin growth, a “D” grade for earnings growth, a “D” grade for earnings momentum, a “D” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, and a “D” grade for return on equit. For more information, view my complete analysis of GS stock[12].

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS[13]) provides financial services to corporations, governments, financial institutions and individuals. In the last 12 months, Morgan Stanley stock has dropped 24%. MS stock gets a “D” grade for sales growth, a “D” grade for operating margin growth, an “F” grade for earnings growth, a “D” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, and a “D” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of MS stock[14].

Nomura Holdings Inc. (NYSE:NMR[15]) is primarily focused on the securities business. Since last March, NMR stock is down 17%, compared to a gain of 8% for the Dow Jones in the same time. Nomura stock gets an “F” grade for operating margin growth, a “D” grade for cash flow and a “D” grade for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of NMR stock[16].

Northern Trust (NASDAQ:NTRS[17]) provides its customers with asset servicing, fund administration, asset management, fiduciary and banking solutions. Northern Trust is down 6% in the last year. NTRS stock gets gets a “D” grade for sales growth, a “D” grade for operating margin growth, a “D” grade for earnings growth, and a “D” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street. For more information, view my complete analysis of NTRS stock[18].

UBS (NYSE:UBS[19]) offers wealth management, asset management and investment banking services. Since last March, UBS has posted a loss of 21%. UBS stock gets an “F” grade for sales growth, a “D” grade for operating margin growth, a “D” grade for earnings growth, a “D” grade for earnings momentum, a “D” 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 in which earnings projections have increased over the past months. For more information, view my complete analysis of UBS stock[20].

Get more analysis of these picks and other publicly-traded stocks with Louis Navellier’s Portfolio Grader[21] tool, a 100% free stock-rating tool that measures both quantitative buying pressure and eight fundamental factors

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/closed-bank-e1311027569279.jpg
  2. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  3. AMP: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AMP
  4. For more information, view my complete analysis of AMP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=amp&submit=submit&type=site
  5. BK: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BK
  6. For more information, view my complete analysis of BK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=bk&submit=submit&type=site
  7. SCHW: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SCHW
  8. For more information, view my complete analysis of SCHW stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=schw&submit=submit&type=site
  9. CS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CS
  10. For more information, view my complete analysis of CS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=cs&submit=submit&type=site
  11. GS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GS
  12. For more information, view my complete analysis of GS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=gs&submit=submit&type=site
  13. MS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MS
  14. For more information, view my complete analysis of MS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=ms&submit=submit&type=site
  15. NMR: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NMR
  16. For more information, view my complete analysis of NMR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=NMr&submit=submit&type=site
  17. NTRS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NTRS
  18. For more information, view my complete analysis of NTRS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=ntrs&submit=submit&type=site
  19. UBS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=UBS
  20. For more information, view my complete analysis of UBS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=ubs&submit=submit&type=site
  21. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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