3 Medical Devices Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | November 12, 2012 8:00 am

The ratings of three Medical Devices stocks are down this week, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

ZELTIQ Aesthetics Inc. (NASDAQ:ZLTQ[2]) earns a F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Equity and Cash Flow, ZLTQ also gets F’s. The stock price has fallen 24.5% over the past month, worse than the 4.8% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. To get an in-depth look at ZLTQ, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ZLTQ stock[3].

This week, RTI Biologics (NASDAQ:RTIX[4]) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). RTI Biologics processes human and animal musculoskeletal tissues in producing allograft and xenograft implants. The stock price has fallen 6% over the past month. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 27.90. For a full analysis of RTIX stock, visit Portfolio Grader[5].

The rating of Staar Surgical (NASDAQ:STAA[6]) declines this week from a D to a F. Staar Surgical develops, manufactures, and markets high margin visual implants that improve a patient’s quality of vision. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Growth. Share prices fell 24% over the past month. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 521.00. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STAA stock[7].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[8] 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[9].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. ZLTQ: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ZLTQ
  3. To get an in-depth look at ZLTQ, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ZLTQ stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ZLTQ
  4. RTIX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RTIX
  5. For a full analysis of RTIX stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RTIX
  6. STAA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STAA
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STAA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STAA
  8. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  9. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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