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4 Capital Markets Stocks to Sell Now

CNS, ETFC, DUF, SWS slump in weekly rankings


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

Cohen & Steers (NYSE:CNS) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Cohen & Steers manages income-oriented equity portfolios, with a focus on real estate securities, large cap value stocks, utilities and listed infrastructure, and preferred securities. CNS also rates an F in Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Surprise. The stock price has fallen 7.2% over the past month, worse than the 3.2% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CNS stock.

E*TRADE‘s (NASDAQ:ETFC) rating falls this week to a F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). E*TRADE is a financial services company that provides online brokerage and related products and services to individual retail investors. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. The stock price has fallen 8% over the past month. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 35.00. To get an in-depth look at ETFC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ETFC stock.

This is a rough week for Duff & Phelps (NYSE:DUF). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Duff & Phelps provides independent financial advisory and investment banking services. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Surprise. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 11.6% over the past month. For a full analysis of DUF stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

The rating of SWS Group (NYSE:SWS) slips from a C to a D. SWS Group is a financial services holding company that delivers a range of investment, commercial banking and related financial services its customers, which include to individual, corporate and institutional investors, governmental entities and financial intermediaries. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Revisions. The stock price has fallen 13.5% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWS 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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