5 Stocks With Bad Earnings Momentum — FNBN SGK LGCY VNR ESSA

The worst picks Portfolio Grader has to offer in this fundamental category

   
5 Stocks With Bad Earnings Momentum — FNBN SGK LGCY VNR ESSA

This week, these five stocks have the worst ratings in Earnings Momentum, one of the eight Fundamental Categories on Portfolio Grader.

FNB United (NASDAQ:FNBN) is a bank holding company. FNBN gets F’s in Equity and Cash Flow as well. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FNBN stock.

Schawk (NYSE:SGK) provides strategic, creative and executional graphic services and solutions to clients in markets related to consumer products packaging, retail, pharmaceutical and advertising. SGK also gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprises, and Operating Margin Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SGK stock.

Legacy Reserves (NASDAQ:LGCY) acquires and explores for oil and natural gas properties in the United States. LGCY also gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Surprises, Cash Flow, Operating Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. Shares of the stock have declined 12.8% since January 1. This is worse than the Nasdaq, which has seen a 13.1% increase over the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LGCY stock.

Vanguard Natural Resources (NYSE:VNR) is an independent natural gas and oil company. VNR gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Surprises, Cash Flow, Operating Margin Growth, and Sales Growth as well. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 554.00. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VNR stock.

ESSA Bancorp (NASDAQ:ESSA) provides to individuals, families, and businesses in Pennsylvania a range of financial services, including savings accounts, checking accounts, money market accounts and other qualified plan accounts. ESSA also gets an F in Sales Growth. The price of ESSA is down 4.8% since the first of the year. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 501.00. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ESSA stock.

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