10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — ACI KWK KEG and more

by Portfolio Grader | November 23, 2012 1:00 pm

This week, these ten stocks have the worst year-to-date performance. Each of these also rates an “F” (“strong sell”) on Portfolio Grader[1]. Since the beginning of the year, the Nasdaq increased 10.5%, the Dow increased 3.5%, and the S&P is up 8.9%.

Shares of Arch Coal (NYSE:ACI[2]) have dipped 54.5% since the first of the year. Arch Coal produces coal and sells it to power plants, steel mills, and industrial facilities. As of Nov. 22, 2012, 21.2% of outstanding Arch Coal shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACI stock[3].

Since January 1, Quicksilver Resources (NYSE:KWK[4]) has fallen 55.2%. Quicksilver Resources is involved in the acquisition, development, exploration, production, and sale of natural gas and crude oil. As of Nov. 22, 2012, 17.1% of outstanding Quicksilver Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KWK stock[5].

Since the first of the year, Key Energy Services (NYSE:KEG[6]) has dipped 61.3%. Key Energy Services provides onshore, rig-based well services, including well maintenance, workover, completion and re-completion, and plugging and abandonment. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 28.80. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KEG stock[7].

Shares of WebMD (NASDAQ:WBMD[8]) have sunk 64.4% since the first of the year. WebMD is a provider of health information services to consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals, employers and health plans through our public and private online portals and health-focused publications. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 226.00. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WBMD stock[9].

Shares of Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD[10]) have slumped 64.8% since the first of the year. Advanced Micro Devices is a global semiconductor company that provides processing solutions for the computing and graphics markets and is involved with manufacturing, research and development, and sales. As of Nov. 22, 2012, 20.7% of outstanding Advanced Micro Devices shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMD stock[11].

The price of Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR[12]) is down 65.2% since the first of the year. Alpha Natural Resources produces, processes and sells steam and metallurgical coal. As of Nov. 22, 2012, 20.3% of outstanding Alpha Natural Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR stock[13].

Shares of SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU[14]) have slumped 69.1% since January 1. SUPERVALU operates as a grocery retailer that also provides supply chain services, mainly wholesale distribution. As of Nov. 22, 2012, 39.7% of outstanding SUPERVALU Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SVU stock[15].

Shares of YPF (NYSE:YPF[16]) have slipped 72.3% since January 1. YPF is an energy company operating a fully integrated oil and gas chain with market positions across the domestic upstream and downstream segments. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of YPF stock[17].

Shares of Molycorp (NYSE:MCP[18]) have fallen 74.6% since January 1. Molycorp produces rare earth products, including oxides, metals, alloys and magnets for a variety of applications including clean energy technologies, technology, and defense applications. As of Nov. 22, 2012, 24% of outstanding Molycorp shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP stock[19].

Share prices of NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD[20]) are down 75.6% since the first of the year. NII Holdings provides mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. As of Nov. 22, 2012, 36.9% of outstanding NII Holdings shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock[21].

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[22].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. ACI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACI
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACI
  4. KWK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KWK
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KWK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KWK
  6. KEG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KEG
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KEG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KEG
  8. WBMD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WBMD
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WBMD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WBMD
  10. AMD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMD
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMD
  12. ANR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ANR
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ANR
  14. SVU: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SVU
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SVU stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SVU
  16. YPF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=YPF
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of YPF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=YPF
  18. MCP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MCP
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MCP
  20. NIHD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NIHD
  21. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NIHD
  22. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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