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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 4,136 stocks and only these 11 get failing marks in all categories to make the dreaded “Triple F” stocks list. Here they are:

Braskem (NYSE:BAK) produces and sells basic petrochemicals and thermoplastic resins in Brazil and internationally. Since January 1, BAK has slumped 9.6%. This is worse than the S&P 500, which has seen a 6% increase over the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BAK stock.

Bill Barrett (NYSE:BBG) explores for and develops oil and natural gas in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. Since the first of the year, BBG has slid 48.4%. As of Nov. 16, 2012, 19% of outstanding Bill Barrett shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBG stock.

Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices that are used in a range of interventional medical specialties. Shares of BSX are trading 4.3% lower than at the start of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BSX stock.

International Rectifier (NYSE:IRF) is engaged in the design, manufacture, and marketing of power management semiconductors. The price of IRF has slipped 24.1% since the start of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IRF stock.

J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) operates department stores in the United States and Puerto Rico. Shares of JCP have slipped 53.1% since the first of the year. As of Nov. 16, 2012, 25.3% of outstanding J.C. Penney shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JCP stock.

Mechel (NYSE:MTL) is a Russian metals and mining company, uniting producers of steel, rolled products, hardware, coal, iron ore concentrate, and nickel. The price of MTL is down 29.8% since the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MTL stock.

NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD) provides mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. Since January 1, NIHD has slumped 76.2%. As of Nov. 16, 2012, 36.9% of outstanding NII Holdings shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock.

NuSTAR Energy (NYSE:NS) transports and stores crude oil and refined products. Shares of NS stock have fallen 29.2% since January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NS stock.

QEP Resources (NYSE:QEP) is an independent natural gas and oil exploration and production company. The price of QEP is 8.2% lower than at the first of the year. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 32. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of QEP stock.

Talisman Energy (NYSE:TLM) is a global diversified upstream oil and gas company. Since the start of the year, TLM has declined 13.9%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TLM stock.

EXCO Resources (NYSE:XCO) is an oil and natural gas company involved in the exploration, exploitation, development and production of onshore North American oil and natural gas properties. Shares of XCO have seen a 27.2% drop since January 1. As of Nov. 16, 2012, 10.2% of outstanding EXCO Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of XCO 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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