10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — PGH ANR KEG and more

Portfolio Grader gives these picks failing marks

   
10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — PGH ANR KEG and more

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 rose 12.9%, the Dow increased 5.8%, and the S&P has risen 11.2%.

Shares of Pengrowth Energy (NYSE:PGH) have fallen 52.4% since January 1. Pengrowth Energy Trust is an energy investment trust that acquires, owns, and operates interests in oil and natural gas properties in Canada. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PGH stock.

The price of Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR) is down 54.4% since the first of the year. Alpha Natural Resources produces, processes and sells steam and metallurgical coal. As of Dec. 27, 2012, 18.6% of outstanding Alpha Natural Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR stock.

The price of Key Energy Services (NYSE:KEG) has fallen 55.5% since the first of the year. 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 January 1, YPF (NYSE:YPF) has plunged 56.8%. 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 Molycorp (NYSE:MCP) are down 58.8% 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. 27, 2012, 24.8% of outstanding Molycorp shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP stock.

Shares of WebMD (NASDAQ:WBMD) have dipped 59.8% 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 248.80. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WBMD stock.

Since the first of the year, the price of NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD) is down 65.3%. NII Holdings provides mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. As of Dec. 27, 2012, 36.7% of outstanding NII Holdings shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock.

Shares of SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU) have slumped 65.4% since January 1. SUPERVALU operates as a grocery retailer that also provides supply chain services, mainly wholesale distribution. As of Dec. 27, 2012, 39.4% 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 sunk 70.3% 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, Education Management Corp. (NASDAQ:EDMC) has dipped 82.1%. 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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