5 Stocks With Ugly Earnings Surprises — WPC CBB ROMA HL ABCB

by Portfolio Grader | December 6, 2012 3:00 pm

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

W.P. Carey Inc. (NYSE:WPC[2]) is a provider of long-term net lease financing for companies worldwide. WPC also gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Sales Growth. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 35.10. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WPC stock[3].

Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:CBB[4]) is a full-service regional provider of data and voice communications services and equipment that operate over wireline and wireless networks. CBB gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow, and Operating Margin Growth as well. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CBB stock[5].

Roma Financial (NASDAQ:ROMA[6]) is a unitary savings and loan holding company that offers traditional retail banking services and focuses on the origination of one- to four-family loans. ROMA also gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, and Sales Growth. Shares of the stock have declined 13.3% since January 1. This is worse than the Nasdaq, which has seen a 13.1% increase over the same period. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 60.10. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ROMA stock[7].

Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL[8]) explores, develops, and mines precious metals, gold, and silver. HL also gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Operating Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 51.50. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HL stock[9].

Ameris (NASDAQ:ABCB[10]) operates as the holding company for the Ameris Bank, which provides a range of banking services to retail and commercial customers. ABCB gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, and Operating Margin Growth as well. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 36.10. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ABCB 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. WPC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WPC
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WPC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WPC
  4. CBB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CBB
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CBB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CBB
  6. ROMA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ROMA
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ROMA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ROMA
  8. HL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HL
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HL
  10. ABCB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ABCB
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ABCB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ABCB
  12. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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