12 “Triple F” Stocks to Sell

by Portfolio Grader | December 21, 2012 9:36 pm

12 “Triple F” Stocks to Sell

This week, 12 stocks get F’s (“strong strong”) in Portfolio Grader[1]‘s three main grading categories, Total Grade, Overall Fundamental Grade, and Quantitative Grade.

These are the worst of the worst in the entire Portfolio Grader database. This week, there are 4,198 stocks and only these 12 get failing marks in all categories to make the dreaded “Triple F” stocks list. Here they are:

Bill Barrett (NYSE:BBG[2]) explores for and develops oil and natural gas in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. The price of BBG is down 45.5% since the first of the year. This is worse than the S&P 500, which has seen a 13% increase over the same period. As of Dec. 21, 2012, 18.2% of outstanding Bill Barrett shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBG stock[3].

Enerplus (NYSE:ERF[4]) is an oil and gas exploration and production company that owns a large, diversified portfolio of income-generating crude oil and natural gas properties. The price of ERF is down 49.8% since the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ERF stock[5].

Eagle Rock Energy (NASDAQ:EROC[6]) engages in gathering, compressing, treating, processing, transporting, marketing, and trading natural gas, as well as fractionating and transporting natural gas liquids. Shares of EROC are trading 25.6% lower than at the start of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EROC stock[7].

International Rectifier (NYSE:IRF[8]) is engaged in the design, manufacture, and marketing of power management semiconductors. Since January 1, IRF has tumbled 11.3%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IRF stock[9].

Knight Capital Grou (NYSE:KCG[10]) provides trade execution services across multiple asset classes. The price of KCG is 72.9% lower than at the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KCG stock[11].

Legacy Reserves (NASDAQ:LGCY[12]) acquires and explores for oil and natural gas properties in the United States. Shares of LGCY have slipped 19.1% since the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LGCY stock[13].

Momenta Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MNTA[14]) is a biotechnology company. Since January 1, MNTA has slumped 34.5%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MNTA stock[15].

ArcelorMittal SA (NY Reg Sh) (NYSE:MT[16]) is a global steel producer that makes finished and semi-finished steel products. Since the first of the year, MT has dropped 7.1%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MT stock[17].

NuSTAR Energy (NYSE:NS[18]) transports and stores crude oil and refined products. Shares of NS stock have fallen 22.2% since January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NS stock[19].

PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PDCE[20]) is an oil and gas company with drilling and production operations in the Rocky Mountains, the Appalachian Basin, and Michigan. As of Dec. 21, 2012, 21.8% of outstanding PDC Energy shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PDCE stock[21].

Thompson Creek Metals (NYSE:TC[22]) is an integrated North American primary producer of molybdenum. The price of TC has slipped 50% since the start of the year. As of Dec. 21, 2012, 12.5% of outstanding Thompson Creek Metals shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TC stock[23].

Walter Energy Inc. (NYSE:WLT[24]) is a producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. Since the first of the year, WLT has slid 38.6%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WLT stock[25].

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[26].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. BBG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BBG
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BBG
  4. ERF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ERF
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ERF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ERF
  6. EROC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EROC
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EROC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EROC
  8. IRF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IRF
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IRF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IRF
  10. KCG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KCG
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KCG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KCG
  12. LGCY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LGCY
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LGCY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LGCY
  14. MNTA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MNTA
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MNTA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MNTA
  16. MT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MT
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MT
  18. NS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NS
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NS
  20. PDCE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PDCE
  21. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PDCE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PDCE
  22. TC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TC
  23. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TC
  24. WLT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WLT
  25. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WLT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WLT
  26. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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