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

by Portfolio Grader | September 20, 2012 12:00 pm

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

This week, these ten stocks have the worst year-to-date performance. Each of these also rates an “F” (“strong sell”) on Portfolio Grader[1]. Since the beginning of the year, the Nasdaq increased 22.2%, the Dow rose 11.1%, and the S&P is up 16.2%.

Shares of Nokia (NYSE:NOK[2]) have slipped 40% since January 1. Nokia makes mobile devices and offers Internet services that allow people to access music, maps, media, messaging and games. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NOK stock[3].

Since the first of the year, the price of DeVry (NYSE:DV[4]) is down 39.4%. DeVry owns and operates institutions for higher education, including DeVry University and Ross University. As of Sept. 20, 15.2% of outstanding DeVry shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DV stock[5].

Since the first of the year, Molycorp (NYSE:MCP[6]) has dipped 43.1%. 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. 20, 21.3% of outstanding Molycorp shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP stock[7].

Share prices of Arch Coal (NYSE:ACI[8]) are down 49.6% since the first of the year. Arch Coal produces coal and sells it to power plants, steel mills, and industrial facilities. As of Sept. 20, 20.6% of outstanding Arch Coal shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACI stock[9].

Since the first of the year, Thompson Creek Metals (NYSE:TC[10]) has tumbled 48.4%. Thompson Creek Metals is an integrated North American primary producer of molybdenum. As of Sept. 20, 12.1% of outstanding Thompson Creek Metals shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TC stock[11].

Shares of Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM[12]) have sunk 50.3% since the first of the year. 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[13].

Shares of Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR[14]) have fallen 62.7% since January 1. Alpha Natural Resources produces, processes and sells steam and metallurgical coal. As of Sept. 20, 19.3% of outstanding Alpha Natural Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR stock[15].

Since January 1, WebMD (NASDAQ:WBMD[16]) has plunged 60.4%. 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 has a trailing PE Ratio of 46.5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WBMD stock[17].

Since January 1, NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD[18]) has fallen 67.2%. NII Holdings provides mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. As of Sept. 20, 26.9% of outstanding NII Holdings shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock[19].

Shares of SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU[20]) have slumped 70.4% since January 1. SUPERVALU operates as a grocery retailer that also provides supply chain services, mainly wholesale distribution. As of Sept. 20, 39.7% of outstanding SUPERVALU Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SVU stock[21].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[1] 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[22].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. NOK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NOK
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NOK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NOK
  4. DV: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DV
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DV stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DV
  6. MCP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MCP
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MCP
  8. ACI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACI
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACI
  10. TC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TC
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TC
  12. RIMM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RIMM
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RIMM stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RIMM
  14. ANR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ANR
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ANR
  16. WBMD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WBMD
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WBMD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WBMD
  18. NIHD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NIHD
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NIHD
  20. SVU: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SVU
  21. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SVU stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SVU
  22. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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