5 Stocks With Ugly Earnings Surprises — RCL GLPW CIA EROC IIIN

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

   
5 Stocks With Ugly Earnings Surprises — RCL GLPW CIA EROC IIIN

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.

Global Power Equipment Group (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 also gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Operating Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. Shares of the stock have declined 19.6% since January 1. This is worse than the Nasdaq, which has seen a 19.5% 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 93.5. 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 gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth as well. The price of EROC is down 17.9% since the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EROC stock.

Insteel Industries (NASDAQ:IIIN) manufactures and markets wire products. IIIN also gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Analyst Earnings Revisions. Shares of the stock have declined 0.3% since January 1. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 99.6. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IIIN stock.

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