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7 Capital Markets Stocks to Sell Now

SFE, BLK, BGCP, FNGN, BEN, FIG, APO slump in weekly rankings


The overall ratings of seven Capital Markets stocks are down on Portfolio Grader this week. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

This week, Safeguard Scientific (NYSE:SFE) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). Safeguard Scientifics offers growth capital and strategic and operational support to life sciences and information technology companies. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Equity, SFE also gets an F. For a full analysis of SFE stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. BlackRock provides investment management services to institutional clients and to individual investors through various investment vehicles. To get an in-depth look at BLK, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BLK stock.

BGC Partners‘s (NASDAQ:BGCP) rating falls this week to an F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”) last week. BGC Partners is a global inter-dealer broker that specializes in the brokering of OTC financial instruments and related derivative products. The stock also rates an F in Cash Flow. The stock price has fallen 15.3% over the past month, worse than the 1% increase the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 68.9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BGCP stock.

Slipping from a C to a D rating, Financial Engines (NASDAQ:FNGN) takes a hit this week. Financial Engines is an investment advisory firm. The stock also gets an F in Margin Growth. As of August 3, 23.3% of outstanding Financial Engines shares were held short. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 55. To get an in-depth look at FNGN, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FNGN stock.

Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. Franklin Resources is a global investment management organization. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BEN stock.

Fortress Investment Group (NYSE:FIG) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. Fortress Investment Group is a global alternative asset manager that raises, invests, and manages private equity funds and hedge funds. The stock gets F’s in Equity, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, three times the rate of the week prior. For a full analysis of FIG stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This is a rough week for Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Apollo Global Management is engaged in investing and operating in private equity, capital markets and real estate businesses. The stock gets F’s in Equity, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of APO stock.

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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