5 Stocks With Crummy Earnings Surprises — RCL MERC CIA IIIN UCBI

by Portfolio Grader | October 18, 2012 1:30 pm

5 Stocks With Crummy Earnings Surprises — RCL MERC CIA IIIN UCBI

This week, these five stocks have the worst ratings in Earnings Surprises, one of the eight Fundamental Categories on Portfolio Grader[1].

Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE:RCL[2]) 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[3].

Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC[4]) owns and operates three modern pulp mills. MERC gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Operating Margin Growth, and Sales Growth as well. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 40.9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MERC stock[5].

Citizens Inc. (NYSE:CIA[6]) 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’s trailing PE Ratio is 97.8. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CIA stock[7].

Insteel Industries (NASDAQ:IIIN[8]) manufactures and markets wire products. IIIN also gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Analyst Earnings Revisions. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 107.5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IIIN stock[9].

United Community Banks (NASDAQ:UCBI[10]) provides retail and corporate banking services, including deposit products and loans. UCBI gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Analyst Earnings Revisions as well. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UCBI stock[11].

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[12].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. RCL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RCL
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RCL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RCL
  4. MERC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MERC
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MERC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MERC
  6. CIA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CIA
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CIA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CIA
  8. IIIN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IIIN
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IIIN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IIIN
  10. UCBI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UCBI
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UCBI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UCBI
  12. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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