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10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — AMD KEG TC and more

Portfolio Grader gives these picks failing marks

   

This week, these ten stocks have the worst year-to-date performance. Each of these also rates an “F” (“strong sell”) on Portfolio Grader. Since the beginning of the year, the Nasdaq is up 13.8%, the Dow increased 6.8%, and the S&P is up 11.9%.

The price of Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD) has fallen 55.6% since the first of the year. Advanced Micro Devices is a global semiconductor company that provides processing solutions for the computing and graphics markets and is involved with manufacturing, research and development, and sales. As of Dec. 13, 2012, 20.4% of outstanding Advanced Micro Devices shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMD stock.

Shares of Key Energy Services (NYSE:KEG) have slipped 56.1% since January 1. Key Energy Services provides onshore, rig-based well services, including well maintenance, workover, completion and re-completion, and plugging and abandonment. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 31.10. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KEG stock.

Since the first of the year, the price of Thompson Creek Metals (NYSE:TC) is down 57.1%. Thompson Creek Metals is an integrated North American primary producer of molybdenum. As of Dec. 13, 2012, 12.7% of outstanding Thompson Creek Metals shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TC stock.

Since January 1, Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR) has plunged 59.3%. Alpha Natural Resources produces, processes and sells steam and metallurgical coal. As of Dec. 13, 2012, 18.6% of outstanding Alpha Natural Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR stock.

Since the first of the year, Molycorp (NYSE:MCP) has tumbled 62.9%. Molycorp produces rare earth products, including oxides, metals, alloys and magnets for a variety of applications including clean energy technologies, technology, and defense applications. As of Dec. 13, 2012, 24.8% of outstanding Molycorp shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP stock.

The price of WebMD (NASDAQ:WBMD) is down 63.3% since the first of the year. WebMD is a provider of health information services to consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals, employers and health plans through our public and private online portals and health-focused publications. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 257.50. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WBMD stock.

Shares of YPF (NYSE:YPF) have fallen 65.4% since January 1. YPF is an energy company operating a fully integrated oil and gas chain with market positions across the domestic upstream and downstream segments. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of YPF stock.

Shares of Knight Capital Grou (NYSE:KCG) have sunk 72% since the first of the year. Knight Capital Group provides trade execution services across multiple asset classes. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KCG stock.

Since the first of the year, NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD) has dipped 74.6%. NII Holdings provides mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. As of Dec. 13, 2012, 36.7% of outstanding NII Holdings shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock.

Since January 1, Education Management Corp. (NASDAQ:EDMC) has fallen 83.9%. Education Management is the provider of post-secondary education in North America that offers academic programs to its students through campus-based and online instruction, or through a combination of both. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EDMC 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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