10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — RIMM APKT ADTN and more

by Portfolio Grader | October 25, 2012 4:15 pm

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 rose 14.4%, the Dow increased 7%, and the S&P has risen 12%.

Since January 1, Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM[2]) has plunged 49.5%. 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[3].

Shares of Acme Packet (NASDAQ:APKT[4]) have dipped 49.2% since the first of the year. Acme Packet offers session border controllers that allow service providers to deliver secure interactive communications across IP network borders. As of Oct. 25, 12.3% of outstanding Acme Packet shares were held short. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 58.2. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of APKT stock[5].

Share prices of Adtran (NASDAQ:ADTN[6]) are down 45.7% 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. 25, 19.1% of outstanding Adtran shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ADTN stock[7].

Since the first of the year, Navistar (NYSE:NAV[8]) has dipped 47.7%. Navistar International manufactures and markets medium and heavy trucks, school buses, mid-range diesel engines, and service parts. As of Oct. 25, 13.4% of outstanding Navistar shares were held short. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 146.8. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NAV stock[9].

Since the first of the year, Molycorp (NYSE:MCP[10]) has dipped 54.8%. 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. 25, 29.6% of outstanding Molycorp shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP stock[11].

Shares of Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR[12]) have slumped 57.6% since January 1. Alpha Natural Resources produces, processes and sells steam and metallurgical coal. As of Oct. 25, 21.3% of outstanding Alpha Natural Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR stock[13].

Shares of Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD[14]) have sunk 61.5% since the first of the year. 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. 25, 20.2% of outstanding Advanced Micro Devices shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMD stock[15].

Since the first of the year, the price of WebMD (NASDAQ:WBMD[16]) is down 63.8%. 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 42.4. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WBMD stock[17].

Shares of YPF (NYSE:YPF[18]) have slipped 65.4% since January 1. YPF is an energy company operating a fully integrated oil and gas chain with market positions across the domestic upstream and downstream segments. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of YPF stock[19].

Since January 1, NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD[20]) has fallen 66.6%. NII Holdings provides mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. As of Oct. 25, 34.7% 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. RIMM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RIMM
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RIMM stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RIMM
  4. APKT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=APKT
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of APKT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=APKT
  6. ADTN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ADTN
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ADTN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ADTN
  8. NAV: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NAV
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NAV stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NAV
  10. MCP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MCP
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MCP
  12. ANR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ANR
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ANR
  14. AMD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMD
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMD
  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. YPF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=YPF
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of YPF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=YPF
  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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