5 Stocks With Crummy Operating Margin Growth — UPIP FMBI PQ QTM CIT

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

   
5 Stocks With Crummy Operating Margin Growth — UPIP FMBI PQ QTM CIT

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

Unwired Planet (NASDAQ:UPIP) provides open Internet-based communication infrastructure software and applications. UPIP also gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UPIP stock.

First Midwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:FMBI) is the holding company for First Midwest Bank. FMBI also gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, and Equity. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FMBI stock.

PetroQuest Energy (NYSE:PQ) explores, develops, acquires, and operates oil and gas properties onshore and offshore in the Gulf Coast Region. PQ also gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth. The price of PQ is down 19.7% since the first of the year. This is worse than the S&P 500, which has seen a 12% increase over the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PQ stock.

Quantum Corp. (NYSE:QTM) designs and manufactures storage products. QTM also gets F’s in Analyst Earnings Revisions and Sales Growth. Shares of the stock have declined 45.8% since January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of QTM stock.

CIT Group (NYSE:CIT) provides commercial financing and leasing products to small- and middle-market businesses in various industries. CIT gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth as well. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CIT stock.

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