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5 Stocks With Poor Earnings Growth — TAC JRCC BSX PERF SOL

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. Shares of the stock have declined 26% since January 1. This is worse than the S&P 500, which has seen a 14.5% 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 gets F’s in Equity, Cash Flow, Operating Margin Growth, and Sales Growth as well. The price of JRCC is down 30.9% since 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 also gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow, and Operating Margin Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BSX stock.

Perfumania (NASDAQ:PERF) retails and wholesales brand name and designer fragrances and related products. PERF gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Equity, Cash Flow, and Operating Margin Growth as well. Shares of the stock have declined 39.2% since January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PERF stock.

ReneSola (NYSE:SOL) develops, manufactures and sells solar wafers, which are thin sheets of crystalline silicon material mainly made by slicing monocrystalline or multicrystalline ingots. SOL gets F’s in Equity, Cash Flow, and Operating Margin Growth as well. Since January 1, SOL has fallen 18.3%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SOL stock.

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