4 Stocks With Awful Earnings Surprises — RCL CIA IIIN UCBI

by Portfolio Grader | August 30, 2012 3:23 pm

This week, these five stocks have the worst ratings in Earnings Surprises, one of the eight Fundamental Categories on Portfolio Grader[1].

Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE:RCL[2]) owns five brands in the cruise vacation industry. RCL also gets an F in Earnings Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RCL stock[3].

Citizens Inc. (NYSE:CIA[4]) provides life and health insurance products, including ordinary whole-life policies and endowment policies. CIA gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Analyst Earnings Revisions, and Operating Margin Growth as well. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 92.3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CIA stock[5].

Insteel Industries (NASDAQ:IIIN[6]) manufactures and markets wire products. IIIN also gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Analyst Earnings Revisions. The price of IIIN is down 8.2% since the first of the year. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 92.6. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IIIN stock[7].

United Community Banks (NASDAQ:UCBI[8]) provides retail and corporate banking services, including deposit products and loans. UCBI gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Analyst Earnings Revisions as well. UCBI currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 103.8. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UCBI stock[9].

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[10].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. RCL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RCL
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RCL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RCL
  4. CIA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CIA
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CIA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CIA
  6. IIIN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IIIN
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IIIN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IIIN
  8. UCBI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UCBI
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UCBI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UCBI
  10. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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