9 “Triple F” Stocks to Sell

These stocks get failing marks in every main Portfolio Grader category

   
9 “Triple F” Stocks to Sell

This week, 9 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 4,131 stocks and only these 9 get failing marks in all categories to make the dreaded “Triple F” stocks list. Here they are:

AVX (NYSE:AVX) is a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of passive electronic components, such as film capacitors and filters, and related products. The price of AVX is down 26.6% since the first of the year. This is worse than the S&P 500, which has seen a 15.8% 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. Shares of BAK have seen a 1.2% drop since January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BAK stock.

HudBay Minerals (NYSE:HBM) is a mining company that mines and produces zinc, copper, gold, and silver. The price of HBM is down 1.8% since the first of the year. 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. Since the first of the year, IRF has slid 19.5%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IRF stock.

Mechel (NYSE:MTL) is a Russian metals and mining company, uniting producers of steel, rolled products, hardware, coal, iron ore concentrate, and nickel. Shares of MTL have slipped 14.3% since the first of the year. 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. The price of NIHD has slipped 62.9% since the start of the year. As of Oct. 19, 32.5% of outstanding NII Holdings shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock.

SM Energy (NYSE:SM) is an independent energy company that explores, exploits, develops, acquires and produces natural gas and crude oil in the United States. Since the start of the year, SM has declined 21.2%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SM stock.

TransAlta (NYSE:TAC) operates as a wholesale power generator and marketer in Canada, the United States and Australia. Since January 1, TAC has tumbled 24.7%. 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. 19, 10.1% of outstanding TriQuint Semiconductor shares were held short. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 100.4. 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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