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11 “Triple F” Stocks to Sell

These stocks get failing marks in every main Portfolio Grader category

   

This week, 11 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 4,033 stocks and only these 11 get failing marks in all categories to make the dreaded “Triple F” stocks list. Here they are:

Aluminum Corp. of China (NYSE:ACH) is a producer of aluminium, with operations in bauxite mining, alumina refining, primary aluminium smelting, and aluminium fabrication. It also provides ancillary products and services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACH stock.

Bill Barrett (NYSE:BBG) explores for and develops oil and natural gas in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. Since January 1, BBG has slumped 46.6%. This is worse than the S&P 500, which has seen a 10.9% increase over the same period. As of Nov. 30, 2012, 18.4% of outstanding Bill Barrett shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBG stock.

Enerplus (NYSE:ERF) is an oil and gas exploration and production company that owns a large, diversified portfolio of income-generating crude oil and natural gas properties. Since January 1, ERF has slumped 48.2%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ERF stock.

International Rectifier (NYSE:IRF) is engaged in the design, manufacture, and marketing of power management semiconductors. Shares of IRF have seen a 17% drop since January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IRF stock.

Momenta Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MNTA) is a biotechnology company. The price of MNTA is down 39.1% since the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MNTA stock.

ArcelorMittal SA (NY Reg Sh) (NYSE:MT) is a global steel producer that makes finished and semi-finished steel products. Since the start of the year, MT has declined 17%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MT stock.

Mechel (NYSE:MTL) is a Russian metals and mining company, uniting producers of steel, rolled products, hardware, coal, iron ore concentrate, and nickel. Since the first of the year, MTL has dropped 25.9%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MTL stock.

NuSTAR Energy (NYSE:NS) transports and stores crude oil and refined products. Shares of NS stock have fallen 24.2% since January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NS stock.

PMC-Sierra (NASDAQ:PMCS) designs, develops, markets, and supports semiconductor networking solutions. The price of PMCS has slipped 10.9% since the start of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PMCS stock.

Talisman Energy (NYSE:TLM) is a global diversified upstream oil and gas company. Since the first of the year, TLM has slid 8.6%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TLM stock.

Walter Energy Inc. (NYSE:WLT) is a producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. Shares of WLT have slipped 51.7% since the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WLT 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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