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10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — CLF KEG AMD 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 13.1%, the Dow increased 4.5%, and the S&P has risen 10.2%.

Since January 1, Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF) has fallen 53.8%. Cliffs Natural Resources is an international mining and natural resources company. As of Dec. 6, 2012, 20.3% of outstanding Cliffs Natural Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLF stock.

Since the first of the year, Key Energy Services (NYSE:KEG) has tumbled 56.8%. 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 31.00. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KEG stock.

Since the first of the year, Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD) has dipped 59.3%. 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. 6, 2012, 21.4% of outstanding Advanced Micro Devices shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMD stock.

Shares of WebMD (NASDAQ:WBMD) have dipped 62.5% 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 236.20. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WBMD stock.

The price of Molycorp (NYSE:MCP) is down 62.5% since the first of the year. 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. 6, 2012, 23.9% of outstanding Molycorp shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP stock.

Shares of Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR) have slumped 63.2% since the first of the year. Alpha Natural Resources produces, processes and sells steam and metallurgical coal. As of Dec. 6, 2012, 18.3% of outstanding Alpha Natural Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR stock.

Since January 1, YPF (NYSE:YPF) has plunged 67.1%. 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.

Share prices of SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU) are down 70.4% since the first of the year. SUPERVALU operates as a grocery retailer that also provides supply chain services, mainly wholesale distribution. As of Dec. 6, 2012, 39.8% of outstanding SUPERVALU Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SVU stock.

Shares of Knight Capital Grou (NYSE:KCG) have fallen 71.2% since January 1. 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, the price of NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD) is down 76.1%. NII Holdings provides mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. As of Dec. 6, 2012, 37.2% of outstanding NII Holdings shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD 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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