by Portfolio Grader | September 17, 2012 12:58 pm
The overall ratings of four Metals and Mining stocks are down on Portfolio Grader this week. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).
A.M. Castle‘s (NYSE:CAS) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. A. M. Castle provides a range of products and value-added processing and supply chain services to customers that are primarily in the producer/durable equipment sector of the global economy. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, Equity, and Margin Growth, CAS also gets F’s. As of Sept. 17, 20.7% of outstanding A.M. Castle shares were held short. For a full analysis of CAS stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
Vista Gold (AMEX:VGZ) earns an F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). Vista Gold is engaged in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration and advancement of gold exploration and potential development projects. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. Equity and Cash Flow also get F’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VGZ stock.
This week, China Gerui Advanced Materials‘s (NASDAQ:CHOP) rating worsens to an F from the company’s D rating a week ago. China Gerui Advanced Materials engages in the manufacture and sale of cold-rolled narrow and wide strip steel products in the People’s Republic of China. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, and Sales Growth. Over the last month, the price of CHOP has declined 5.7%. This is worse than the 5.5% increase on the Nasdaq for the same period. To get an in-depth look at CHOP, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CHOP stock.
Schnitzer Steel Industries (NASDAQ:SCHN) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s D to an F. Schnitzer Steel Industries is a recycler of ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal, a recycler of used and salvaged vehicles and a manufacturer of finished steel products. In Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Sales Growth the stock gets F’s. As of Sept. 17, 11.7% of outstanding Schnitzer Steel Industries shares were held short. For a full analysis of SCHN stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
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