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10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — HPQ TPX SFY 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 rose 13%, the Dow rose 5.8%, and the S&P has risen 10.9%.

The price of Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) has fallen 46.5% since the first of the year. 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 the first of the year, Tempur-Pedic (NYSE:TPX) has dipped 48.6%. Tempur-Pedic International is a global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of premium mattresses and pillows. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TPX stock.

Since the first of the year, Swift Energy (NYSE:SFY) has dipped 48.8%. Swift Energy Company develops, explores, acquires and operates oil and natural gas properties, primarily those that are onshore and in the inland waters of Louisiana and Texas For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SFY stock.

Shares of Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR) have slumped 55.4% since January 1. Alpha Natural Resources produces, processes and sells steam and metallurgical coal. As of Nov. 8, 2012, 21.3% of outstanding Alpha Natural Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR stock.

Shares of Molycorp (NYSE:MCP) have slipped 59.2% 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. 8, 2012, 29.6% of outstanding Molycorp shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP 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 28.50. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KEG stock.

Share prices of Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD) are down 61.1% 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. 8, 2012, 20% of outstanding Advanced Micro Devices shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMD stock.

Since January 1, NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD) has fallen 69%. NII Holdings provides mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. As of Nov. 8, 2012, 34.7% of outstanding NII Holdings shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock.

Since the first of the year, WebMD (NASDAQ:WBMD) has tumbled 63.8%. 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 235.00. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WBMD stock.

Shares of YPF (NYSE:YPF) have dipped 68.6% since the first of the year. 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.

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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