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

by Portfolio Grader | December 6, 2012 1:00 pm

This week, these ten stocks have the worst year-to-date performance. Each of these also rates an “F” (“strong sell”) on Portfolio Grader[1]. 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[2]) 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[3].

Since the first of the year, Key Energy Services (NYSE:KEG[4]) 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[5].

Since the first of the year, Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD[6]) 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[7].

Shares of WebMD (NASDAQ:WBMD[8]) 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[9].

The price of Molycorp (NYSE:MCP[10]) 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[11].

Shares of Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR[12]) 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[13].

Since January 1, YPF (NYSE:YPF[14]) 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[15].

Share prices of SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU[16]) 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[17].

Shares of Knight Capital Grou (NYSE:KCG[18]) 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[19].

Since the first of the year, the price of NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD[20]) 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[21].

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[22].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. CLF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CLF
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CLF
  4. KEG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KEG
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KEG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KEG
  6. AMD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMD
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMD
  8. WBMD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WBMD
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WBMD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WBMD
  10. MCP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MCP
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MCP
  12. ANR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ANR
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ANR
  14. YPF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=YPF
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of YPF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=YPF
  16. SVU: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SVU
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SVU stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SVU
  18. KCG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KCG
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KCG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KCG
  20. NIHD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NIHD
  21. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NIHD
  22. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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