7 Energy Services Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | October 11, 2012 12:59 pm

For the current week, the overall ratings of seven Energy Services stocks are worse, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Ocean Rig UDW Inc.‘s (NASDAQ:ORIG[2]) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. Ocean Rig UDW, Inc. engages in the provision of oilfields services. The company is an offshore drilling contractor that mainly engages in offshore oil and gas exploration, development, and production drilling. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, and Margin Growth, ORIG also gets an F. The stock price has dropped 14.1% over the past month, worse than the 1.6% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. To get an in-depth look at ORIG, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ORIG stock[3].

This week, Willbros Group‘s (NYSE:WG[4]) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. Willbros Group provides engineering and construction services to the oil, gas, refinery, petrochemical and power industries with a focus on infrastructure such as oil and gas pipeline systems, electric transmission and distribution services and refinery downstream markets. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, Equity, and Cash Flow. Share prices fell 3.4% over the past month. For a full analysis of WG stock, visit Portfolio Grader[5].

FMC Technologies (NYSE:FTI[6]) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. FMC Technologies designs, manufactures, and services systems and products used in offshore, particularly deepwater, exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. The stock price has fallen 10.6% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FTI stock[7].

This week, ION Geophysical (NYSE:IO[8]) drops from a C to a D rating. ION Geophysical provides geophysical technology, services, and solutions for the global oil and gas industry. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 8.3% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at IO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IO stock[9].

Cameron International (NYSE:CAM[10]) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. Cameron International manufactures equipment related to oil and gas pressure control and separation, including valves, controls, chokes, and blowout preventers. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 4.2% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CAM stock[11].

The rating of Gulf Island Fabrication (NASDAQ:GIFI[12]) slips from a C to a D. Gulf Island Fabrication makes offshore drilling and production platforms and other specialized structures used in the development and production of offshore oil and gas reserves. For a full analysis of GIFI stock, visit Portfolio Grader[13].

Union Drilling (NASDAQ:UDRL[14]) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. Union Drilling provides contract land drilling services and equipment, mainly to natural gas producers in the United States. The stock also rates an F in Cash Flow. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 130.00. To get an in-depth look at UDRL, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UDRL stock[15].

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[16].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. ORIG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ORIG
  3. To get an in-depth look at ORIG, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ORIG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ORIG
  4. WG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WG
  5. For a full analysis of WG stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WG
  6. FTI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FTI
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FTI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FTI
  8. IO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IO
  9. To get an in-depth look at IO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IO
  10. CAM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CAM
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CAM stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CAM
  12. GIFI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GIFI
  13. For a full analysis of GIFI stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GIFI
  14. UDRL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UDRL
  15. To get an in-depth look at UDRL, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UDRL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UDRL
  16. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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