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3 Service Stocks to Sell Now

UTI, WTW, STNR slump in weekly rankings


The ratings of three Service stocks are down this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Universal Technical Institute‘s (NYSE:UTI) rating falls this week to a F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). Universal Technical Institute is a provider of postsecondary education for students seeking careers as automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, and Sales Growth, UTI also gets F’s. The stock price has fallen 27.6% over the past month, worse than the 0.7% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 26.60. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UTI stock.

This week, Weight Watchers (NYSE:WTW) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). Weight Watchers is a provider of weight management services, operating globally through a network of company-owned and franchise operations. Share prices fell 7.9% over the past month. As of Dec. 5, 2012, 10.1% of outstanding Weight Watchers shares were held short. For a full analysis of WTW stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, Steiner Leisure (NASDAQ:STNR) drops from a C to a D rating. Steiner Leisure is a worldwide provider of spa services and products. To get an in-depth look at STNR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STNR 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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