10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — APKT KWK RIMM and more

by Portfolio Grader | August 30, 2012 3:26 pm

This week, these ten stocks have the worst year-to-date performance. Each of these also rates an “F” (“strong sell”) on Portfolio Grader[1]. Since the beginning of the year, the Nasdaq is up 17.2%, the Dow increased 6.6%, and the S&P has risen 11.5%.

Since the first of the year, Acme Packet (NASDAQ:APKT[2]) has dipped 37%. Acme Packet offers session border controllers that allow service providers to deliver secure interactive communications across IP network borders. As of Aug. 30, 11.5% of outstanding Acme Packet shares were held short. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 72.9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of APKT stock[3].

Since January 1, Quicksilver Resources (NYSE:KWK[4]) has fallen 49.5%. Quicksilver Resources is involved in the acquisition, development, exploration, production, and sale of natural gas and crude oil. As of Aug. 30, 18.5% of outstanding Quicksilver Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KWK stock[5].

The price of Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM[6]) is down 53.6% since the first of the year. Research in Motion designs, manufactures and markets wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RIMM stock[7].

Since the first of the year, Arch Coal (NYSE:ACI[8]) has tumbled 57.5%. Arch Coal produces coal and sells it to power plants, steel mills, and industrial facilities. As of Aug. 30, 21.8% of outstanding Arch Coal shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACI stock[9].

Share prices of Clear Channel Outdoor (NYSE:CCO[10]) are down 59.5% since the first of the year. Clear Channel Outdoor owns and operates advertising display faces primarily in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, and Europe. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CCO stock[11].

Shares of WebMD (NASDAQ:WBMD[12]) have dipped 59% 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 46.8. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WBMD stock[13].

Shares of Molycorp (NYSE:MCP[14]) have sunk 52.3% since the first of the year. Molycorp produces rare earth products, including oxides, metals, alloys and magnets for a variety of applications including clean energy technologies, technology, and defense applications. As of Aug. 30, 18.9% of outstanding Molycorp shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP stock[15].

The price of Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR[16]) has fallen 70.7% since the first of the year. Alpha Natural Resources produces, processes and sells steam and metallurgical coal. As of Aug. 30, 15.9% of outstanding Alpha Natural Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR stock[17].

Since the first of the year, the price of SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU[18]) is down 70.9%. SUPERVALU operates as a grocery retailer that also provides supply chain services, mainly wholesale distribution. As of Aug. 30, 40.6% of outstanding SUPERVALU Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SVU stock[19].

Shares of NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD[20]) have slumped 71.6% since the first of the year. NII Holdings provides mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. As of Aug. 30, 25.8% of outstanding NII Holdings shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock[21].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[1] 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[22].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. APKT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=APKT
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of APKT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=APKT
  4. KWK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KWK
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KWK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KWK
  6. RIMM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RIMM
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RIMM stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RIMM
  8. ACI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACI
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACI
  10. CCO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CCO
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CCO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CCO
  12. WBMD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WBMD
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WBMD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WBMD
  14. MCP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MCP
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MCP
  16. ANR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ANR
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ANR
  18. SVU: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SVU
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SVU stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SVU
  20. NIHD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NIHD
  21. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NIHD
  22. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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