by Portfolio Grader | September 27, 2012 5:15 pm
This week, these five stocks have the worst ratings in Earnings Surprises, one of the eight Fundamental Categories on Portfolio Grader.
Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE:RCL) owns five brands in the cruise vacation industry. RCL also gets an F in Earnings Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RCL stock.
Citizens Inc. (NYSE:CIA) provides life and health insurance products, including ordinary whole-life policies and endowment policies. CIA gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Analyst Earnings Revisions, and Operating Margin Growth as well. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 98.2. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CIA stock.
Eagle Rock Energy (NASDAQ:EROC) engages in gathering, compressing, treating, processing, transporting, marketing, and trading natural gas, as well as fractionating and transporting natural gas liquids. EROC also gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth. Shares of the stock have declined 17% since January 1. This is worse than the Nasdaq, which has seen a 18.8% increase over the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EROC stock.
Insteel Industries (NASDAQ:IIIN) manufactures and markets wire products. IIIN gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Analyst Earnings Revisions as well. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 105.4. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IIIN stock.
United Community Banks (NASDAQ:UCBI) provides retail and corporate banking services, including deposit products and loans. UCBI also gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Analyst Earnings Revisions. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UCBI stock.
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