16 “Triple F” Stocks to Sell

by Portfolio Grader | December 7, 2012 3:00 pm

16 “Triple F” Stocks to Sell

This week, 16 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 4,192 stocks and only these 16 get failing marks in all categories to make the dreaded “Triple F” stocks list. Here they are:

Aluminum Corp. of China (NYSE:ACH[2]) is a producer of aluminium, with operations in bauxite mining, alumina refining, primary aluminium smelting, and aluminium fabrication. It also provides ancillary products and services. Since January 1, ACH has slumped 1.9%. This is worse than the S&P 500, which has seen a 10.7% increase over the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACH stock[3].

Bill Barrett (NYSE:BBG[4]) explores for and develops oil and natural gas in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. Since January 1, BBG has tumbled 49%. As of Dec. 7, 2012, 18.4% of outstanding Bill Barrett shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBG stock[5].

Coeur d’Alene Mines (NYSE:CDE[6]) engages in the ownership, operation, exploration, and development of silver and gold mining properties primarily located in the United States, Mexico, Bolivia, Argentina, and Australia. Since the first of the year, CDE has dropped 3.3%. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 92.5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CDE stock[7].

Enerplus (NYSE:ERF[8]) is an oil and gas exploration and production company that owns a large, diversified portfolio of income-generating crude oil and natural gas properties. Since the first of the year, ERF has slid 47.4%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ERF stock[9].

Eagle Rock Energy (NASDAQ:EROC[10]) engages in gathering, compressing, treating, processing, transporting, marketing, and trading natural gas, as well as fractionating and transporting natural gas liquids. The price of EROC is down 23.1% since the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EROC stock[11].

International Rectifier (NYSE:IRF[12]) is engaged in the design, manufacture, and marketing of power management semiconductors. Shares of IRF stock have fallen 11.9% since January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IRF stock[13].

Knight Capital Grou (NYSE:KCG[14]) provides trade execution services across multiple asset classes. Shares of KCG have seen a 71.2% drop since January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KCG stock[15].

Momenta Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MNTA[16]) is a biotechnology company. Since January 1, MNTA has slumped 38.5%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MNTA stock[17].

ArcelorMittal SA (NY Reg Sh) (NYSE:MT[18]) is a global steel producer that makes finished and semi-finished steel products. Shares of MT are trading 16.5% lower than at the start of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MT stock[19].

Mechel (NYSE:MTL[20]) is a Russian metals and mining company, uniting producers of steel, rolled products, hardware, coal, iron ore concentrate, and nickel. The price of MTL has slipped 28.2% since the start of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MTL stock[21].

NuSTAR Energy (NYSE:NS[22]) transports and stores crude oil and refined products. Shares of NS have slipped 19.2% since the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NS stock[23].

PMC-Sierra (NASDAQ:PMCS[24]) designs, develops, markets, and supports semiconductor networking solutions. Since the start of the year, PMCS has declined 5.5%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PMCS stock[25].

QEP Resources (NYSE:QEP[26]) is an independent natural gas and oil exploration and production company. The price of QEP is 4.1% lower than at the first of the year. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 34.7999999999999971578290569595992565155029296875. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of QEP stock[27].

Talisman Energy (NYSE:TLM[28]) is a global diversified upstream oil and gas company. Since the first of the year, TLM has slid 12.5%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TLM stock[29].

Walter Energy Inc. (NYSE:WLT[30]) is a producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. Shares of WLT are trading 50.2% lower than at the start of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WLT stock[31].

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[32].

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

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