5 Stocks With Awful Operating Margin Growth — UPIP FMBI QTM PQ CIT

by Portfolio Grader | December 10, 2012 2:00 pm

This week, these five stocks have the worst ratings in Operating Margin Growth, one of the eight Fundamental Categories on Portfolio Grader[1].

Unwired Planet (NASDAQ:UPIP[2]) provides open Internet-based communication infrastructure software and applications. UPIP gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth as well. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UPIP stock[3].

First Midwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:FMBI[4]) is the holding company for First Midwest Bank. FMBI also gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, and Equity. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FMBI stock[5].

Quantum Corp. (NYSE:QTM[6]) designs and manufactures storage products. QTM gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Analyst Earnings Revisions, and Sales Growth as well. Shares of the stock have declined 45.8% since January 1. This is worse than the S&P 500, which has seen a 11% increase over the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of QTM stock[7].

PetroQuest Energy (NYSE:PQ[8]) explores, develops, acquires, and operates oil and gas properties onshore and offshore in the Gulf Coast Region. PQ gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth as well. Shares of the stock have declined 21.2% since January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PQ stock[9].

CIT Group (NYSE:CIT[10]) provides commercial financing and leasing products to small- and middle-market businesses in various industries. CIT gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth as well. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CIT stock[11].

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[12].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. UPIP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UPIP
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UPIP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UPIP
  4. FMBI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FMBI
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FMBI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FMBI
  6. QTM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=QTM
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of QTM stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=QTM
  8. PQ: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PQ
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PQ stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PQ
  10. CIT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CIT
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CIT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CIT
  12. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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