10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — ROVI WBMD RIMM and more

by Portfolio Grader | August 9, 2012 3:15 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 15.6%, the Dow rose 7.8%, and the S&P has increased 11.5%.

Shares of Rovi Corp. (NASDAQ:ROVI[2]) have sunk 40.4% since the first of the year. Rovi focuses on powering the discovery and consumption of digital entertainment with integrated solutions such as program guides, media recognition technologies, and content protection technologies. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ROVI stock[3].

The price of WebMD (NASDAQ:WBMD[4]) has fallen 59.7% 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’s trailing PE Ratio is 48.5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WBMD stock[5].

Share prices of Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM[6]) are down 47.5% 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 January 1, First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR[8]) has plunged 36.6%. First Solar designs and manufactures solar modules. As of Aug. 9, 32.2% of outstanding First Solar shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FSLR stock[9].

Since the first of the year, the price of Arch Coal (NYSE:ACI[10]) is down 52.2%. Arch Coal produces coal and sells it to power plants, steel mills, and industrial facilities. As of Aug. 9, 23.7% of outstanding Arch Coal shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACI stock[11].

Shares of NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD[12]) have fallen 78.7% since January 1. NII Holdings provides mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. As of Aug. 9, 19.4% of outstanding NII Holdings shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock[13].

Shares of Partner Communications (NASDAQ:PTNR[14]) have slumped 59.7% since January 1. Partner Communications is a mobile telephone network operator in Israel. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PTNR stock[15].

Since the first of the year, Nokia (NYSE:NOK[16]) has tumbled 44.6%. 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[17].

Shares of Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR[18]) have dipped 69.2% since the first of the year. Alpha Natural Resources produces, processes and sells steam and metallurgical coal. As of Aug. 9, 10.3% of outstanding Alpha Natural Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR stock[19].

The price of Education Management Corp. (NASDAQ:EDMC[20]) is down 85.7% since the first of the year. 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[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. ROVI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ROVI
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ROVI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ROVI
  4. WBMD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WBMD
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WBMD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WBMD
  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. FSLR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FSLR
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FSLR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FSLR
  10. ACI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACI
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACI
  12. NIHD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NIHD
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NIHD
  14. PTNR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PTNR
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PTNR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PTNR
  16. NOK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NOK
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NOK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NOK
  18. ANR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ANR
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ANR
  20. EDMC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EDMC
  21. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EDMC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EDMC
  22. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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