by Portfolio Grader | August 3, 2012 10:00 am
The overall ratings of three Chemicals stocks are down on Portfolio Grader this week. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).
Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Albemarle develops, manufactures, and markets specialty chemicals for the polymer additives, catalysts, and fine chemicals markets. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth and Sales Growth, ALB also gets F’s. To get an in-depth look at ALB, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ALB stock.
Slipping from a C to a D rating, Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW) takes a hit this week. Dow Chemical is involved with the manufacture and sale of specialized products and services, such as chemicals, plastic materials, and agricultural products, as well as property and casualty insurance and reinsurance business. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions and Earnings Surprise. The stock price has fallen 7% over the past month, worse than the 0.8% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DOW stock.
This week, Chemtura (NYSE:CHMT) drops from a C to a D rating. Chemtura manufactures and markets a number of polymer and specialty chemical products. For a full analysis of CHMT stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
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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