8 Capital Markets Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | August 18, 2012 11:00 am

8 Capital Markets Stocks to Sell Now

This week, the overall grades of eight Capital Markets stocks are lower, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

JMP Group (NYSE:JMP[2]) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns an F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). JMP Group offers investment banking and asset management services. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Equity, Cash Flow, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth, JMP also gets F’s. The stock price has fallen 12.8% over the past month, worse than the 4% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, three times the rate of the week prior. To get an in-depth look at JMP, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JMP stock[3].

BlackRock‘s (NYSE:BLK[4]) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. BlackRock provides investment management services to institutional clients and to individual investors through various investment vehicles. For a full analysis of BLK stock, visit Portfolio Grader[5].

Cohen & Steers (NYSE:CNS[6]) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D rating. Cohen & Steers manages income-oriented equity portfolios, with a focus on real estate securities, large cap value stocks, utilities and listed infrastructure, and preferred securities. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Surprise. Since last month, the price of CNS has dropped 4.5%. Shares of the stock are changing hands at twice the rate they were a week ago. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 25.5. To get an in-depth look at CNS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CNS stock[7].

GFI Group‘s (NYSE:GFIG[8]) rating weakens this week, dropping to an F versus last week’s D. GFI Group provides brokerage services and data and analytics products to institutional clients. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, and Margin Growth. Shares of GFIG have declined 10.!% from a month ago. For a full analysis of GFIG stock, visit Portfolio Grader[9].

Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV[10]) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. Apollo Investment is a closed-end, externally managed, non-diversified management investment company with the objective to generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. In Equity, Cash Flow, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth the stock gets F’s. AINV shares are down 3% from last month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AINV stock[11].

The rating of Fortress Investment Group (NYSE:FIG[12]) slips from a C 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 and Cash Flow. For a full analysis of FIG stock, visit Portfolio Grader[13].

Diamond Hill Investment Group (NASDAQ:DHIL[14]) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. Diamond Hill Investment Group sponsors, markets, and provides investment advisory and related services to individual and institutional investors in the United States. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 6% over the past month. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, up 531.7% from the week prior. To get an in-depth look at DHIL, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DHIL stock[15].

WisdomTree Investments (NASDAQ:WETF[16]) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. WisdomTree Investments operates as an exchange-traded funds sponsor and asset manager. Since last month, shares of WETF have slumped 1.7%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WETF stock[17].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[18] 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[19].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. JMP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=JMP
  3. To get an in-depth look at JMP, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JMP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=JMP
  4. BLK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BLK
  5. For a full analysis of BLK stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BLK
  6. CNS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CNS
  7. To get an in-depth look at CNS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CNS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CNS
  8. GFIG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GFIG
  9. For a full analysis of GFIG stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GFIG
  10. AINV: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AINV
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AINV stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AINV
  12. FIG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FIG
  13. For a full analysis of FIG stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FIG
  14. DHIL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DHIL
  15. To get an in-depth look at DHIL, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DHIL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DHIL
  16. WETF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WETF
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WETF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WETF
  18. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  19. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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