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14 “Triple F” Stocks to Sell

These stocks get failing marks in every main Portfolio Grader category

   

This week, 14 stocks get F’s (“strong strong”) in Portfolio Grader‘s three main grading categories, Total Grade, Overall Fundamental Grade, and Quantitative Grade.

These are the worst of the worst in the entire Portfolio Grader database. This week, there are 4,208 stocks and only these 14 get failing marks in all categories to make the dreaded “Triple F” stocks list. Here they are:

AVX (NYSE:AVX) is a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of passive electronic components, such as film capacitors and filters, and related products. Shares of the stock have fallen 20% since January 1. This is worse than the S&P 500, which has seen a 16.1% increase over the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AVX stock.

Braskem (NYSE:BAK) produces and sells basic petrochemicals and thermoplastic resins in Brazil and internationally. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BAK stock.

Century Aluminum (NASDAQ:CENX) produces primary aluminum, which is an internationally traded commodity. The price of CENX is 9% lower than at the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CENX stock.

Fibria Celulose (NYSE:FBR) produces and exports wood-free printing, writing, and specialty papers. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FBR stock.

Forest Oil (NYSE:FST) is involved in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and marketing of natural gas and crude oil in North American and international locations. Shares of FST have seen a 37% drop since January 1. As of Sept. 21, 22.3% of outstanding Forest Oil shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FST stock.

HudBay Minerals (NYSE:HBM) is a mining company that mines and produces zinc, copper, gold, and silver. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBM stock.

International Rectifier (NYSE:IRF) is engaged in the design, manufacture, and marketing of power management semiconductors. Shares of IRF have slipped 7.4% since the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IRF stock.

Quicksilver Resources (NYSE:KWK) is involved in the acquisition, development, exploration, production, and sale of natural gas and crude oil. Since the first of the year, KWK has dropped 39.6%. As of Sept. 21, 16.9% of outstanding Quicksilver Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KWK stock.

NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD) provides mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. Since the start of the year, NIHD has declined 61.5%. As of Sept. 21, 26.9% of outstanding NII Holdings shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock.

SM Energy (NYSE:SM) is an independent energy company that explores, exploits, develops, acquires and produces natural gas and crude oil in the United States. Since the first of the year, SM has slid 27.3%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SM stock.

TransAlta (NYSE:TAC) operates as a wholesale power generator and marketer in Canada, the United States and Australia. Since January 1, TAC has tumbled 26.5%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TAC stock.

Thompson Creek Metals (NYSE:TC) is an integrated North American primary producer of molybdenum. Since January 1, TC has slumped 50.4%. As of Sept. 21, 12.1% of outstanding Thompson Creek Metals shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TC stock.

Tutor Perini (NYSE:TPC) is a construction services company. The price of TPC has slipped 5% since the start of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TPC stock.

Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ:TTWO) publishes, develops and distributes interactive entertainment software and hardware. The price of TTWO is down 18.8% since the first of the year. As of Sept. 21, 18.1% of outstanding Take-Two Interactive Software shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TTWO 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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