The overall ratings of five Capital Markets stocks are down on Portfolio Grader this week. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).
LPL Financial Holdings Inc‘s (NASDAQ:LPLA) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. LPL Investment Holdings offers technology, brokerage and investment advisory services through business relationships with all types of financial advisors. For Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Momentum, LPLA also gets an F. To get an in-depth look at LPLA, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LPLA stock.
Calamos Asset Managements (NASDAQ:CLMS) rating falls this week to a F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). Calamos Asset Management provides investment advisory services to individuals and institutional investors through open-end funds, closed-end funds, separate accounts, offshore funds, and partnerships. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Sales Growth. The stock price has fallen 12.9% over the past month, worse than the 8.1% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For a full analysis of CLMS stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
This week, Gladstone Investment (NASDAQ:GAIN) drops from a C to a D rating. Gladstone Investment makes debt and equity investments in small- and medium-sized private businesses in the United States. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Margin Growth. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 10% over the past month. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 84.50. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GAIN stock.
Slipping from a D to a F rating, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services (AMEX:LTS) takes a hit this week. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services is engaged in investment banking, equity research, institutional sales and trading, independent brokerage and advisory services and asset management services. The stock also gets an F in Equity. To get an in-depth look at LTS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LTS stock.
The rating of Epoch Holdings (NASDAQ:EPHC) slips from a C to a D. Epoch Holding is an investment advisory and investment management company. For a full analysis of EPHC stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
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.