5 Stocks With Poor Earnings Growth — TAC JRCC BSX LPR JCP

The worst picks Portfolio Grader has to offer in this fundamental category

   
5 Stocks With Poor Earnings Growth — TAC JRCC BSX LPR JCP

This week, these five stocks have the worst ratings in Earnings Growth, one of the eight Fundamental Categories on Portfolio Grader.

TransAlta (NYSE:TAC) operates as a wholesale power generator and marketer in Canada, the United States and Australia. TAC gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, Operating Margin Growth, and Sales Growth as well. Since January 1, TAC has fallen 30.1%. This is worse than the S&P 500, which has seen a 13.6% increase over the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TAC stock.

James River Coal (NASDAQ:JRCC) is engaged in mining, processing, and selling bituminous, steam-, and industrial-grade coal . JRCC gets F’s in Equity, Cash Flow, Operating Margin Growth, and Sales Growth as well. Since January 1, the price of JRCC has dropped 60.8%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JRCC stock.

Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices that are used in a range of interventional medical specialties. BSX also gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Cash Flow, Operating Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BSX stock.

Lone Pine Resources (NYSE:LPR) is an independent oil and gas exploration, development, and production company. LPR also gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, Operating Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. Shares of the company are down 82.5% since the beginning of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LPR stock.

J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) operates department stores in the United States and Puerto Rico. JCP gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, Operating Margin Growth, and Sales Growth as well. The price of JCP is down 18.4% since the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JCP stock.

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