5 Stocks With Awful Sales Growth — ACHN DSCO GRNB VNR BBEP

by Portfolio Grader | November 19, 2012 7:00 pm

This week, these five stocks have the worst ratings in Sales Growth, one of the eight Fundamental Categories on Portfolio Grader[1].

Achillion (NASDAQ:ACHN[2]) focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative treatments for infectious diseases. ACHN also gets F’s in Equity and Cash Flow. Shares of the stock have declined 5.3% since January 1. This is worse than the Nasdaq, which has seen a 9.5% increase over the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACHN stock[3].

Discovery Laboratories (NASDAQ:DSCO[4]) is a biotechnology company focused on developing products for the treatment of respiratory disease. DSCO gets F’s in Equity and Cash Flow as well. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DSCO stock[5].

Green Bankshares (NASDAQ:GRNB[6]) is the holding company for Greene County Bank and Cumberland Bank. GRNB also gets F’s in Earnings Momentum and Cash Flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GRNB stock[7].

Vanguard Natural Resources (NYSE:VNR[8]) is an independent natural gas and oil company. VNR also gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Surprises, Cash Flow, and Operating Margin Growth. Since January 1, VNR has fallen 5.8%. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 520.00. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VNR stock[9].

BreitBurn Energy (NASDAQ:BBEP[10]) engages in the acquisition, exploitation, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States. BBEP gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, and Operating Margin Growth as well. Shares of the stock have declined 6.8% since January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBEP stock[11].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[1] 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[12].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. ACHN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACHN
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACHN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACHN
  4. DSCO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DSCO
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DSCO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DSCO
  6. GRNB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GRNB
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GRNB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GRNB
  8. VNR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VNR
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VNR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VNR
  10. BBEP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BBEP
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBEP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BBEP
  12. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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