10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — APKT FST ACI and more

Portfolio Grader gives these picks failing marks

   
10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — APKT FST ACI and more

This week, these ten stocks have the worst year-to-date performance. Each of these also rates an “F” (“strong sell”) on Portfolio Grader. Since the beginning of the year, the Nasdaq increased 12.1%, the Dow increased 6.2%, and the S&P has risen 9.3%.

Shares of Acme Packet (NASDAQ:APKT) have slumped 49.4% since January 1. Acme Packet offers session border controllers that allow service providers to deliver secure interactive communications across IP network borders. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 57.9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of APKT stock.

Since the first of the year, the price of Forest Oil (NYSE:FST) is down 50.4%. Forest Oil is involved in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and marketing of natural gas and crude oil in North American and international locations. As of Aug. 2, 20.3% of outstanding Forest Oil shares were held short. Trade volume is up 198% from the previous week. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FST stock.

Shares of Arch Coal (NYSE:ACI) have dipped 52% since the first of the year. Arch Coal produces coal and sells it to power plants, steel mills, and industrial facilities. As of Aug. 2, 23.7% of outstanding Arch Coal shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACI stock.

Since January 1, Nokia (NYSE:NOK) has plunged 50.6%. Nokia makes mobile devices and offers Internet services that allow people to access music, maps, media, messaging and games. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NOK stock.

Shares of First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) have sunk 56.2% since the first of the year. First Solar designs and manufactures solar modules. As of Aug. 2, 32.3% of outstanding First Solar shares were held short. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, up 832.6% from the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FSLR stock.

The price of WebMD (NASDAQ:WBMD) is down 59.8% since the first of the year. WebMD is a provider of health information services to consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals, employers and health plans through our public and private online portals and health-focused publications. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 47.2. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WBMD stock.

The price of Partner Communications (NASDAQ:PTNR) has fallen 62.2% since the first of the year. Partner Communications is a mobile telephone network operator in Israel. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PTNR stock.

Shares of Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR) have slipped 65.7% since January 1. Alpha Natural Resources produces, processes and sells steam and metallurgical coal. As of Aug. 2, 10.3% of outstanding Alpha Natural Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR stock.

Shares of NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD) have fallen 66.3% since January 1. NII Holdings provides mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. As of Aug. 2, 19.3% of outstanding NII Holdings shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock.

Since the first of the year, Education Management Corp. (NASDAQ:EDMC) has dipped 88.7%. Education Management is the provider of post-secondary education in North America that offers academic programs to its students through campus-based and online instruction, or through a combination of both. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EDMC stock.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader 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.


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