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

by Portfolio Grader | November 29, 2012 4:03 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 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[2]) 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[3].

Since January 1, Quicksilver Resources (NYSE:KWK[4]) 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[5].

Since the first of the year, Arch Coal (NYSE:ACI[6]) 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[7].

The price of Key Energy Services (NYSE:KEG[8]) 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[9].

The price of WebMD (NASDAQ:WBMD[10]) 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[11].

Since January 1, Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD[12]) 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[13].

Shares of Molycorp (NYSE:MCP[14]) 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[15].

Shares of Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR[16]) 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[17].

Since the first of the year, YPF (NYSE:YPF[18]) 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[19].

Shares of NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD[20]) 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[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. HPQ: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HPQ
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HPQ stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HPQ
  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. ACI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACI
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACI
  8. KEG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KEG
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KEG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KEG
  10. WBMD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WBMD
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WBMD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WBMD
  12. AMD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMD
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMD
  14. MCP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MCP
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MCP
  16. ANR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ANR
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ANR
  18. YPF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=YPF
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of YPF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=YPF
  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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