3 Gas Utilities Stocks to Sell Now

APU, ATO, SJI slump in weekly rankings

   
3 Gas Utilities Stocks to Sell Now

The ratings of three Gas Utilities stocks are down this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

This week, AmeriGas (NYSE:APU) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). AmeriGas distributes propane in the United States. For Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Margin Growth, APU also gets an F. The stock price has fallen 11.2% over the past month, worse than the 3.2% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 359.50. For a full analysis of APU stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, Atmos Energy‘s (NYSE:ATO) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. Atmos Energy is engaged in the business of regulated natural gas distribution, transmission and storage. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Surprise, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ATO stock.

South Jersey Industries (NYSE:SJI) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns a F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). South Jersey Industries provides a variety of energy-related products and services. The stock gets F’s in Cash Flow and Sales Growth. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 5.8% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at SJI, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SJI 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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