10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — NOK RIMM ACI and more

by Portfolio Grader | October 18, 2012 2:15 pm

10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — NOK RIMM ACI and more

This week, these ten stocks have the worst year-to-date performance. Each of these also rates an “F” (“strong sell”) on Portfolio Grader[1]. Since the beginning of the year, the Nasdaq increased 18.5%, the Dow is up 11%, and the S&P has increased 16.2%.

Shares of Nokia (NYSE:NOK[2]) have fallen 39% since January 1. Nokia makes mobile devices and offers Internet services that allow people to access music, maps, media, messaging and games. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NOK stock[3].

Shares of Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM[4]) have sunk 44.9% since the first of the year. Research in Motion designs, manufactures and markets wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RIMM stock[5].

Since January 1, Arch Coal (NYSE:ACI[6]) has plunged 43.9%. Arch Coal produces coal and sells it to power plants, steel mills, and industrial facilities. As of Oct. 18, 21.4% of outstanding Arch Coal shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACI stock[7].

Since the first of the year, Acme Packet (NASDAQ:APKT[8]) has dipped 46.5%. Acme Packet offers session border controllers that allow service providers to deliver secure interactive communications across IP network borders. As of Oct. 18, 11.9% of outstanding Acme Packet shares were held short. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 61.3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of APKT stock[9].

Shares of Adtran (NASDAQ:ADTN[10]) have slumped 46.4% since the first of the year. Adtran designs, manufactures, markets and services network access solutions for communications networks for providers of communications services and small- and mid-sized businesses. As of Oct. 18, 15.2% of outstanding Adtran shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ADTN stock[11].

Since January 1, Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD[12]) has fallen 48.7%. Advanced Micro Devices is a global semiconductor company that provides processing solutions for the computing and graphics markets and is involved with manufacturing, research and development, and sales. As of Oct. 18, 20.1% of outstanding Advanced Micro Devices shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMD stock[13].

Shares of Molycorp (NYSE:MCP[14]) have dipped 52.5% since the first of the year. Molycorp produces rare earth products, including oxides, metals, alloys and magnets for a variety of applications including clean energy technologies, technology, and defense applications. As of Oct. 18, 28.7% of outstanding Molycorp shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP stock[15].

Since the first of the year, WebMD (NASDAQ:WBMD[16]) has tumbled 61.1%. WebMD is a provider of health information services to consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals, employers and health plans through our public and private online portals and health-focused publications. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 45.7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WBMD stock[17].

Since the first of the year, the price of Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR[18]) is down 54.7%. Alpha Natural Resources produces, processes and sells steam and metallurgical coal. As of Oct. 18, 23.1% of outstanding Alpha Natural Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR stock[19].

Since the first of the year, NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD[20]) has dipped 63.3%. NII Holdings provides mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. As of Oct. 18, 32.5% of outstanding NII Holdings shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock[21].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[1] stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here[22].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. NOK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NOK
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NOK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NOK
  4. RIMM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RIMM
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RIMM stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RIMM
  6. ACI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACI
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACI
  8. APKT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=APKT
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of APKT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=APKT
  10. ADTN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ADTN
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ADTN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ADTN
  12. AMD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMD
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMD
  14. MCP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MCP
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MCP
  16. WBMD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WBMD
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WBMD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WBMD
  18. ANR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ANR
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ANR
  20. NIHD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NIHD
  21. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NIHD
  22. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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