5 Stocks With Ugly Earnings Growth — RAS ARX XCO CWST PQ

The worst picks Portfolio Grader has to offer in this fundamental category

   
5 Stocks With Ugly Earnings Growth — RAS ARX XCO CWST PQ

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

RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE:RAS) is an internally managed real estate investment trust. RAS gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, Operating Margin Growth, and Sales Growth as well. Shares of the stock have declined 0.2% since January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RAS stock.

Aeroflex (NYSE:ARX) engages in the design, engineering, manufacture, and sale of microelectronic products, and test and measurement equipment. ARX gets F’s in Analyst Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprises, Equity, Operating Margin Growth, and Sales Growth as well. Since January 1, ARX has fallen 42.8%. This is worse than the S&P 500, which increased 10.9% over the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ARX stock.

EXCO Resources (NYSE:XCO) is an oil and natural gas company involved in the exploration, exploitation, development and production of onshore North American oil and natural gas properties. XCO also gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, Operating Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. Shares of the stock have declined 31.9% since January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of XCO stock.

Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST) provides resource management expertise and services related to solid waste collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling to residential, commercial, municipal, and industrial customers. CWST also gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Equity, and Cash Flow. The price of CWST is down 16.9% since the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CWST stock.

PetroQuest Energy (NYSE:PQ) explores, develops, acquires, and operates oil and gas properties onshore and offshore in the Gulf Coast Region. PQ also gets F’s in Analyst Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, Operating Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. Shares of the stock have declined 12.4% since January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PQ stock.

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