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

Portfolio Grader gives these picks failing marks

   

This week, these ten stocks have the worst year-to-date performance. Each of these also rates an “F” (“strong sell”) on Portfolio Grader. Since the beginning of the year, the Nasdaq is up 13%, the Dow is up 4.7%, and the S&P is up 10.4%.

Since the first of the year, the price of Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) is down 51.9%. Hewlett-Packard provides imaging and printing systems, computing systems, and information technology services for business and home. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HPQ stock.

Since January 1, Quicksilver Resources (NYSE:KWK) has plunged 52.2%. Quicksilver Resources is involved in the acquisition, development, exploration, production, and sale of natural gas and crude oil. As of Nov. 29, 2012, 17.5% of outstanding Quicksilver Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KWK stock.

Since the first of the year, Arch Coal (NYSE:ACI) has dipped 54.5%. Arch Coal produces coal and sells it to power plants, steel mills, and industrial facilities. As of Nov. 29, 2012, 18.4% of outstanding Arch Coal shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACI stock.

The price of Key Energy Services (NYSE:KEG) is down 60% since the first of the year. Key Energy Services provides onshore, rig-based well services, including well maintenance, workover, completion and re-completion, and plugging and abandonment. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 28.00. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KEG stock.

The price of WebMD (NASDAQ:WBMD) has fallen 62.8% 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’s trailing PE Ratio is 227.50. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WBMD stock.

Since January 1, Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD) has fallen 63%. 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. 29, 2012, 21.4% of outstanding Advanced Micro Devices shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMD stock.

Shares of Molycorp (NYSE:MCP) have slipped 64.2% 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. 29, 2012, 23.9% of outstanding Molycorp shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP stock.

Shares of Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR) have dipped 64.2% since the first of the year. Alpha Natural Resources produces, processes and sells steam and metallurgical coal. As of Nov. 29, 2012, 18.3% of outstanding Alpha Natural Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR stock.

Since the first of the year, YPF (NYSE:YPF) has tumbled 69.7%. 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.

Shares of NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD) have slumped 76.1% since the first of the year. NII Holdings provides mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. As of Nov. 29, 2012, 37.2% of outstanding NII Holdings shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD 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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