9 Capital Markets Stocks to Sell Now

MS, ETFC, PJC, EVR, UBS, AINV, ITG, GHL, OPY slump in weekly rankings

   
9 Capital Markets Stocks to Sell Now

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

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns an F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). Morgan Stanley offers financial products and services to corporations, governments, institutions and individuals. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, and Sales Growth, MS also gets F’s. For a full analysis of MS stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, E*TRADE (NASDAQ:ETFC) drops from a D to an F rating. E*TRADE is a financial services company that provides online brokerage and related products and services to individual retail investors. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Sales Growth. To get an in-depth look at ETFC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ETFC stock.

Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a D to an F rating. Piper Jaffray provides investment advice and services to businesses, institutions, and individuals. The stock price has fallen 1.5% over the past month, worse than the 4.8% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PJC stock.

Slipping from a D to an F rating, Evercore Partners (NYSE:EVR) takes a hit this week. Evercore Partners is an investment banking boutique. The stock rates an F in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. Earnings Surprise, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth also get F’s. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 152.9. For a full analysis of EVR stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This is a rough week for UBS (NYSE:UBS). The company’s rating falls to F from the previous week’s D. UBS AG is a financial services firm based in Switzerland that provides wealth management, asset management and investment banking products. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Sales Growth. To get an in-depth look at UBS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UBS stock.

Apollo Investment‘s (NASDAQ:AINV) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. 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. The stock receives F’s in Equity, Cash Flow, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. The stock price has fallen 5.5% over the past month. For a full analysis of AINV stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

The rating of Investment Technology Group (NYSE:ITG) declines this week from a D to an F. Investment Technology Group is an agency brokerage and financial technology firm that partners with asset managers globally to provide innovative solutions spanning the investment continuum. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ITG stock.

Greenhill & Co.‘s (NYSE:GHL) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Greenhill & Company operates as an independent investment banking company. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions and Earnings Surprise. As of August 10, 17.6% of outstanding Greenhill & Co. shares were held short. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 29.3. For a full analysis of GHL stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Oppenheimer Holdings (NYSE:OPY) earns an F this week, falling from last week’s grade of D. Oppenheimer Holdings offers a full range of services from various offices in the United States and international jurisdictions. In Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth the stock gets F’s. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 7.2% over the past month. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 339.5. To get an in-depth look at OPY, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OPY 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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