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5 Stocks With Poor Earnings Surprises — RCL GLPW CIA IIIN UCBI

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

   

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 gets an F in Earnings Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RCL stock.

Global Power Equipment (NASDAQ: GLPW) designs, engineers, and manufactures gas turbine auxiliary equipment; and provides routine and specialty maintenance services to customers in the utility and industrial sectors. GLPW gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Operating Margin Growth, and Sales Growth as well. The price of GLPW is down 19.5% since the first of the year. This is worse than the Nasdaq, which has seen a 17.8% increase over the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GLPW 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 has a trailing PE Ratio of 93.3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CIA stock.

Insteel Industries (NASDAQ:IIIN) manufactures and markets wire products. IIIN also gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Analyst Earnings Revisions. The price of IIIN is down 6.4% since the first of the year. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 93.5. 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 gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Analyst Earnings Revisions as well. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UCBI stock.

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