9 Capital Markets Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | July 28, 2012 9:53 am

For the current week, the overall ratings of nine Capital Markets stocks are worse, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Morgan Stanley‘s (NYSE:MS[2]) rating falls this week to an F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). Morgan Stanley offers financial products and services to corporations, governments, institutions and individuals. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, and Sales Growth, MS also gets F’s. The stock price has fallen 3% over the past month, worse than the 2% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 26.4. For a full analysis of MS stock, visit Portfolio Grader[3].

This is a rough week for E*TRADE (NASDAQ:ETFC[4]). The company’s rating falls to F from the previous week’s D. E*TRADE is a financial services company that provides online brokerage and related products and services to individual retail investors. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Sales Growth. To get an in-depth look at ETFC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ETFC stock[5].

Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC[6]) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s D drops to an F. Piper Jaffray provides investment advice and services to businesses, institutions, and individuals. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 7.5% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PJC stock[7].

Evercore Partners (NYSE:EVR[8]) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s D to an F. Evercore Partners is an investment banking boutique. The stock rates an F in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. Earnings Surprise, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth also get F’s. To get an in-depth look at EVR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EVR stock[9].

UBS (NYSE:UBS[10]) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a D to an F rating. UBS AG is a financial services firm based in Switzerland that provides wealth management, asset management and investment banking products. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Sales Growth. Share prices fell 4.8% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UBS stock[11].

This week, Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV[12]) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). Apollo Investment is a closed-end, externally managed, non-diversified management investment company with the objective to generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. In Equity, Cash Flow, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth the stock gets F’s. For a full analysis of AINV stock, visit Portfolio Grader[13].

Investment Technology Group (NYSE:ITG[14]) earns an F this week, falling from last week’s grade of D. Investment Technology Group is an agency broker in the cash equities business. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 6.1% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at ITG, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ITG stock[15].

The rating of Greenhill & Co. (NYSE:GHL[16]) slips from a C to a D. Greenhill & Company operates as an independent investment banking company. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions and Earnings Surprise. As of July 27, 17.1% of outstanding Greenhill & Co. shares were held short. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 26.7. For a full analysis of GHL stock, visit Portfolio Grader[17].

Oppenheimer Holdings (NYSE:OPY[18]) earns an F this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D. Oppenheimer Holdings offers a full range of services from various offices in the United States and international jurisdictions. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 339.3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OPY stock[19].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[20] stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here[21].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. MS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MS
  3. For a full analysis of MS stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MS
  4. ETFC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ETFC
  5. To get an in-depth look at ETFC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ETFC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ETFC
  6. PJC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PJC
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PJC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PJC
  8. EVR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EVR
  9. To get an in-depth look at EVR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EVR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EVR
  10. UBS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UBS
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UBS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UBS
  12. AINV: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AINV
  13. For a full analysis of AINV stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AINV
  14. ITG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ITG
  15. To get an in-depth look at ITG, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ITG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ITG
  16. GHL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GHL
  17. For a full analysis of GHL stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GHL
  18. OPY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OPY
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OPY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OPY
  20. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  21. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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