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

by Portfolio Grader | September 27, 2012 5:55 pm

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 18.8%, the Dow rose 9.8%, and the S&P is up 12.2%.

Shares of Nokia (NYSE:NOK[2]) have sunk 46.3% since the first of the year. 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].

Shares of Walter Energy Inc. (NYSE:WLT[4]) have slumped 46.1% since the first of the year. Walter Energy is a producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WLT stock[5].

The price of Molycorp (NYSE:MCP[6]) has fallen 51.8% since the first of the year. 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. 27, 25.9% of outstanding Molycorp shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP stock[7].

Since the first of the year, Thompson Creek Metals (NYSE:TC[8]) has dipped 57%. Thompson Creek Metals is an integrated North American primary producer of molybdenum. As of Sept. 27, 12.4% of outstanding Thompson Creek Metals shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TC stock[9].

Since the first of the year, Arch Coal (NYSE:ACI[10]) has dipped 55.9%. Arch Coal produces coal and sells it to power plants, steel mills, and industrial facilities. As of Sept. 27, 24.5% of outstanding Arch Coal shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACI stock[11].

Shares of Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM[12]) have dipped 51.7% 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].

Share prices of WebMD (NASDAQ:WBMD[14]) are down 62.3% 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 has a trailing PE Ratio of 46.4. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WBMD stock[15].

Since January 1, NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD[16]) has plunged 62.2%. NII Holdings provides mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. As of Sept. 27, 28.7% of outstanding NII Holdings shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock[17].

Since the first of the year, the price of Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR[18]) is down 67.7%. Alpha Natural Resources produces, processes and sells steam and metallurgical coal. As of Sept. 27, 19.3% of outstanding Alpha Natural Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR stock[19].

Since the first of the year, SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU[20]) has tumbled 70.2%. SUPERVALU operates as a grocery retailer that also provides supply chain services, mainly wholesale distribution. As of Sept. 27, 39.9% 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. WLT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WLT
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WLT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WLT
  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. TC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TC
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TC
  10. ACI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACI
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACI
  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. WBMD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WBMD
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WBMD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WBMD
  16. NIHD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NIHD
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NIHD
  18. ANR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ANR
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ANR
  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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