4 Metals and Mining Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | August 27, 2012 3:30 pm

The ratings of four Metals and Mining stocks are down this week, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Nucor‘s (NYSE:NUE[2]) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. Nucor products include carbon and alloy steel, steel joists, steel deck, cold finished steel, steel grinding balls, steel bearing products, and metal buildingsystems. The stock also earns F’s in Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Earnings Surprise. For a full analysis of NUE stock, visit Portfolio Grader[3].

BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP[4]) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns an F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). BHP Billiton is a company that is involved in the discovery, development, and conversion of natural resources. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BHP stock[5].

This is a rough week for AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE:AU[6]). The company’s rating falls to F from the previous week’s D. AngloGold Ashanti mines, extracts, and produces gold, especially in South Africa. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Momentum. Shares of the company have dropped 3.4% since last month. This is worse than the S&P 500′s 1.8% increase for the same period. To get an in-depth look at AU, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AU stock[7].

United States Antimony (AMEX:UAMY[8]) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D rating. United States Antimony refines, produces, and sells antimony products such as antimony metal, antimony oxides, and sodium antimonate. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Margin Growth. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 237. The price of UAMY is down 17.1% from a month ago. For a full analysis of UAMY stock, visit Portfolio Grader[9].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[10] 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[11].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. NUE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NUE
  3. For a full analysis of NUE stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NUE
  4. BHP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BHP
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BHP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BHP
  6. AU: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AU
  7. To get an in-depth look at AU, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AU stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AU
  8. UAMY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UAMY
  9. For a full analysis of UAMY stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UAMY
  10. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  11. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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