12 “Triple F” Stocks to Sell

by Portfolio Grader | October 5, 2012 1:30 pm

This week, 12 stocks get F’s (“strong strong”) in Portfolio Grader[1]‘s three main grading categories, Total Grade, Overall Fundamental Grade, and Quantitative Grade.

These are the worst of the worst in the entire Portfolio Grader database. This week, there are 4,194 stocks and only these 12 get failing marks in all categories to make the dreaded “Triple F” stocks list. Here they are:

Aixtron (NASDAQ:AIXG[2]) provides deposition equipment, such as that used in lighting, fiber optic communication systems, and mobile telephone applications, to the semiconductor industry. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AIXG stock[3].

AVX (NYSE:AVX[4]) is a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of passive electronic components, such as film capacitors and filters, and related products. The price of AVX is down 24.9% since the first of the year. This is worse than the S&P 500, which has seen a 16.2% increase over the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AVX stock[5].

Braskem (NYSE:BAK[6]) produces and sells basic petrochemicals and thermoplastic resins in Brazil and internationally. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BAK stock[7].

Century Aluminum (NASDAQ:CENX[8]) produces primary aluminum, which is an internationally traded commodity. Shares of CENX have seen a 13.2% drop since January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CENX stock[9].

Forest Oil (NYSE:FST[10]) is involved in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and marketing of natural gas and crude oil in North American and international locations. Since January 1, FST has tumbled 36.5%. As of Oct. 5, 22.8% of outstanding Forest Oil shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FST stock[11].

HudBay Minerals (NYSE:HBM[12]) is a mining company that mines and produces zinc, copper, gold, and silver. Shares of HBM are flat compared to the start of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBM stock[13].

International Rectifier (NYSE:IRF[14]) is engaged in the design, manufacture, and marketing of power management semiconductors. Since January 1, IRF has slumped 16.3%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IRF stock[15].

J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP[16]) operates department stores in the United States and Puerto Rico. Since the first of the year, JCP has dropped 32.4%. As of Oct. 5, 23% of outstanding J.C. Penney shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JCP stock[17].

Quicksilver Resources (NYSE:KWK[18]) is involved in the acquisition, development, exploration, production, and sale of natural gas and crude oil. The price of KWK is 35.5% lower than at the first of the year. As of Oct. 5, 16.9% of outstanding Quicksilver Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KWK stock[19].

NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD[20]) provides mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. Since the first of the year, NIHD has slid 62.4%. As of Oct. 5, 28.7% of outstanding NII Holdings shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock[21].

TransAlta (NYSE:TAC[22]) operates as a wholesale power generator and marketer in Canada, the United States and Australia. Shares of TAC have slipped 23.9% since the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TAC stock[23].

Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ:TTWO[24]) publishes, develops and distributes interactive entertainment software and hardware. Since the start of the year, TTWO has declined 19.9%. As of Oct. 5, 18.6% of outstanding Take-Two Interactive Software shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TTWO stock[25].

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[26].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. AIXG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AIXG
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AIXG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AIXG
  4. AVX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AVX
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AVX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AVX
  6. BAK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BAK
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BAK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BAK
  8. CENX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CENX
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CENX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CENX
  10. FST: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FST
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FST stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FST
  12. HBM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HBM
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBM stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HBM
  14. IRF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IRF
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IRF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IRF
  16. JCP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=JCP
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JCP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=JCP
  18. KWK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KWK
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KWK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KWK
  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. TAC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TAC
  23. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TAC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TAC
  24. TTWO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TTWO
  25. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TTWO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TTWO
  26. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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