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13 “Triple F” Stocks to Sell

These stocks get failing marks in every main Portfolio Grader category

   

This week, 13 stocks get F’s (“strong strong”) in Portfolio Grader‘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 4,192 stocks and only these 13 get failing marks in all categories to make the dreaded “Triple F” stocks list. Here they are:

Aixtron (NASDAQ:AIXG) 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.

AVX (NYSE:AVX) is a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of passive electronic components, such as film capacitors and filters, and related products. Shares of the stock have fallen 25.9% since January 1. This is worse than the S&P 500, which has seen a 13.9% increase over the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AVX stock.

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

Century Aluminum (NASDAQ:CENX) produces primary aluminum, which is an internationally traded commodity. Since January 1, CENX has slumped 14.7%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CENX stock.

Forest Oil (NYSE:FST) is involved in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and marketing of natural gas and crude oil in North American and international locations. Since the start of the year, FST has declined 34.8%. As of Oct. 12, 17.9% of outstanding Forest Oil shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FST stock.

HudBay Minerals (NYSE:HBM) is a mining company that mines and produces zinc, copper, gold, and silver. Since January 1, HBM has tumbled 2%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBM stock.

International Rectifier (NYSE:IRF) is engaged in the design, manufacture, and marketing of power management semiconductors. Shares of IRF have slipped 19.2% since the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IRF stock.

J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) operates department stores in the United States and Puerto Rico. The price of JCP is 25.5% lower than at the first of the year. As of Oct. 12, 25.8% of outstanding J.C. Penney shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JCP stock.

Quicksilver Resources (NYSE:KWK) is involved in the acquisition, development, exploration, production, and sale of natural gas and crude oil. Shares of KWK have seen a 29.2% drop since January 1. As of Oct. 12, 16.6% of outstanding Quicksilver Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KWK stock.

Mechel (NYSE:MTL) is a Russian metals and mining company, uniting producers of steel, rolled products, hardware, coal, iron ore concentrate, and nickel. Since the first of the year, MTL has dropped 17%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MTL stock.

NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD) provides mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. Shares of NIHD are trading 63% lower than at the start of the year. As of Oct. 12, 32.5% of outstanding NII Holdings shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock.

TransAlta (NYSE:TAC) operates as a wholesale power generator and marketer in Canada, the United States and Australia. The price of TAC has slipped 25.7% since the start of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TAC stock.

TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ:TQNT) supplies communications companies with modules, components and foundry services. As of Oct. 12, 10.1% of outstanding TriQuint Semiconductor shares were held short. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 101. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TQNT stock.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader 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.


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