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5 Stocks With Poor Earnings Growth — TAC JRCC BSX CWST PQ

The worst picks Portfolio Grader has to offer in this fundamental category

   

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

TransAlta (NYSE:TAC) operates as a wholesale power generator and marketer in Canada, the United States and Australia. TAC also gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, Operating Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. Since January 1, TAC has fallen 23.6%. This is worse than the S&P 500, which has seen a 12.3% increase over the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TAC stock.

James River Coal (NASDAQ:JRCC) is engaged in mining, processing, and selling bituminous, steam-, and industrial-grade coal. JRCC also gets F’s in Equity, Cash Flow, Operating Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. The price of JRCC has dropped 26.5% from the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JRCC stock.

Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices that are used in a range of interventional medical specialties. BSX gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Cash Flow, Operating Margin Growth, and Sales Growth as well. BSX shares are down 3.2% since January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BSX stock.

Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST) provides resource management expertise and services related to solid waste collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling to residential, commercial, municipal, and industrial customers. CWST also gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Equity, and Cash Flow. The price of CWST is down 29.4% since the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CWST stock.

PetroQuest Energy (NYSE:PQ) explores, develops, acquires, and operates oil and gas properties onshore and offshore in the Gulf Coast Region. PQ gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, Operating Margin Growth, and Sales Growth as well. Since January 1, PQ has fallen 8%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PQ stock.

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