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10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — KWK DV MCP and more

Portfolio Grader gives these picks failing marks

   

This week, these ten stocks have the worst year-to-date performance. Each of these also rates an “F” (“strong sell”) on Portfolio Grader. Since the beginning of the year, the Nasdaq rose 17.8%, the Dow rose 6.8%, and the S&P has risen 11.6%.

Since the first of the year, Quicksilver Resources (NYSE:KWK) has dipped 47.2%. Quicksilver Resources is involved in the acquisition, development, exploration, production, and sale of natural gas and crude oil. As of Sept. 6, 18.5% of outstanding Quicksilver Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KWK stock.

Shares of DeVry (NYSE:DV) have slumped 47.5% since the first of the year. DeVry owns and operates institutions for higher education, including DeVry University and Ross University. As of Sept. 6, 13.7% of outstanding DeVry shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DV stock.

Shares of Molycorp (NYSE:MCP) have slipped 52.8% since January 1. Molycorp produces rare earth products, including oxides, metals, alloys and magnets for a variety of applications including clean energy technologies, technology, and defense applications. As of Sept. 6, 18.9% of outstanding Molycorp shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP stock.

Since January 1, Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) has plunged 55%. Research in Motion designs, manufactures and markets wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RIMM stock.

Shares of Arch Coal (NYSE:ACI) have fallen 58.9% since January 1. Arch Coal produces coal and sells it to power plants, steel mills, and industrial facilities. As of Sept. 6, 21.8% of outstanding Arch Coal shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACI stock.

The price of Clear Channel Outdoor (NYSE:CCO) has fallen 57.6% since the first of the year. Clear Channel Outdoor owns and operates advertising display faces primarily in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, and Europe. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CCO stock.

Shares of WebMD (NASDAQ:WBMD) have dipped 61.1% since the first of the year. WebMD is a provider of health information services to consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals, employers and health plans through our public and private online portals and health-focused publications. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 45.6. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WBMD stock.

Shares of SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU) have sunk 71.9% since the first of the year. SUPERVALU operates as a grocery retailer that also provides supply chain services, mainly wholesale distribution. As of Sept. 6, 40.6% of outstanding SUPERVALU Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SVU stock.

Since the first of the year, NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD) has tumbled 70.6%. NII Holdings provides mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. As of Sept. 6, 25.8% of outstanding NII Holdings shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock.

Shares of Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR) have slumped 72.5% since January 1. Alpha Natural Resources produces, processes and sells steam and metallurgical coal. As of Sept. 6, 15.9% of outstanding Alpha Natural Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR 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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