5 Stocks With Bad Earnings Surprises — CBB CIA PACR AVA IIIN

The worst picks Portfolio Grader has to offer in this fundamental category

   
5 Stocks With Bad Earnings Surprises — CBB CIA PACR AVA IIIN

This week, these five stocks have the worst ratings in Earnings Surprises, one of the eight Fundamental Categories on Portfolio Grader.

Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:CBB) is a full-service regional provider of data and voice communications services and equipment that operate over wireline and wireless networks. CBB also gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow, and Operating Margin Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CBB stock.

Citizens Inc. (NYSE:CIA) provides life and health insurance products, including ordinary whole-life policies and endowment policies. CIA gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Analyst Earnings Revisions, and Operating Margin Growth as well. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 79.20. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CIA stock.

Pacer International (NASDAQ:PACR) offers a variety of transportation-related services, including trucking, intermodal marketing, logistics, and freight services. PACR also gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow, and Operating Margin Growth. The price of PACR is down 38.8% since the first of the year. This is worse than the Nasdaq, which has seen a 7.5% increase over the same period. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 37.80. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PACR stock.

Avista (NYSE:AVA) is engaged in the generation, transmission, and distribution of energy and energy-related businesses. AVA also gets an F in Cash Flow. Shares of the stock have declined 3.1% since January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AVA stock.

Insteel Industries (NASDAQ:IIIN) manufactures and markets wire products. IIIN gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Earnings Momentum as well. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 110.60. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IIIN stock.

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