15 Metals and Mining Stocks to Sell Now

ZINC, FCX, HL, GOLD, PAAS, VGZ, NSU, SVM, RIO, SCCO, SCHN, GGB, AUMN, RVM, TGB slump in weekly rankings

   
15 Metals and Mining Stocks to Sell Now

For the current week, the overall ratings of 15 Metals and Mining stocks are worse, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Horsehead Holding (NASDAQ:ZINC) earns an F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). Horsehead Holding produces specialty zinc and zinc-based products. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth, ZINC also gets F’s. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 940. For a full analysis of ZINC stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold‘s (NYSE:FCX) rating worsens to an F from the company’s D rating a week ago. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold is a copper, gold, and molybdenum mining company. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. To get an in-depth look at FCX, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FCX stock.

This is a rough week for Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL). The company’s rating falls to F from the previous week’s D. Hecla Mining explores, develops, and mines precious metals, gold, and silver. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. Earnings Surprise and Sales Growth also get F’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HL stock.

Randgold Resources‘s (NASDAQ:GOLD) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. Randgold Resources explores for and mines gold in West and Central Africa. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Momentum. To get an in-depth look at GOLD, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GOLD stock.

This week, Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) drops from a D to an F rating. Pan American Silver is a silver mining company with its principal property in Peru. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Earnings Surprise. For a full analysis of PAAS stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Vista Gold (AMEX:VGZ) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D rating. Vista Gold is engaged in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration and advancement of gold exploration and potential development projects. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. Equity and Cash Flow also get F’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VGZ stock.

Nevsun Resources (AMEX:NSU) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. Nevsun Resources is a gold producer and base metal developer. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Momentum. To get an in-depth look at NSU, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NSU stock.

Silvercorp Metals (NYSE:SVM) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s D drops to an F. Silvercorp Metals is involved with the acquisition, exploration and development of silver-related mineral properties in China. In Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, and Sales Growth the stock gets F’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SVM stock.

The rating of Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO) slips from a D to an F. Rio Tinto is an international mining group whose business is finding, mining and processing mineral resources. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Margin Growth. For a full analysis of RIO stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Southern Copper (NYSE:SCCO) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. Southern Copper is an integrated copper producer. The stock also rates an F in Sales Growth. To get an in-depth look at SCCO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SCCO stock.

Slipping from a D to an F rating, Schnitzer Steel Industries (NASDAQ:SCHN) takes a hit this week. Schnitzer Steel Industries is a recycler of ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal, a recycler of used and salvaged vehicles and a manufacturer of finished steel products. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SCHN stock.

Gerdau‘s (NYSE:GGB) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Gerdau S. A. is a Brazilian corporation that produces crude steel and related products. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Revisions. For a full analysis of GGB stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

The rating of Golden Minerals (AMEX:AUMN) declines this week from a D to an F. Golden Minerals is a mining company with a focus on exploration, development, providing mining services, and growth through strategic business transactions. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Equity, and Cash Flow. As of Aug. 20, 10.2% of outstanding Golden Minerals shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AUMN stock.

This week, Revett Minerals‘s (AMEX:RVM) rating worsens to an F from the company’s D rating a week ago. Revett Minerals is a Silver-Copper Producer that owns and operates the producing Troy Mine and the development stage Rock Creek, located in northwestern Montana in the United States. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Sales Growth. Shares of the company are down 11.6% from a month ago. To get an in-depth look at RVM, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RVM stock.

This is a rough week for Taseko Mines (AMEX:TGB). The company’s rating falls to F from the previous week’s D. Taseko Mines explores for and mines copper and molybdenum. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, and Cash Flow. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 47.7. For a full analysis of TGB stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

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