10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — AREX APKT APA and more

by Portfolio Grader | January 10, 2013 4:00 pm

This week, these ten stocks have the worst year-to-date performance. Each of these also rates an “F” (“strong sell”) on Portfolio Grader[1]. Since the beginning of the year, the Nasdaq held steady, the Dow was flat, and the S&P held steady.

Approach Resources (NASDAQ:AREX[2]) focuses on natural gas and oil reserves in tight sands and shale. As of Jan. 10, 2013, 10.8% of outstanding Approach Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AREX stock[3].

Acme Packet (NASDAQ:APKT[4]) offers session border controllers that allow service providers to deliver secure interactive communications across IP network borders. As of Jan. 10, 2013, 13% of outstanding Acme Packet shares were held short. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 85.30. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of APKT stock[5].

Apache (NYSE:APA[6]) is an energy company that discovers, develops and produces natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of APA stock[7].

Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR[8]) produces, processes and sells steam and metallurgical coal. As of Jan. 10, 2013, 17.6% of outstanding Alpha Natural Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR stock[9].

Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD[10]) is a global semiconductor company that provides processing solutions for the computing and graphics markets and is involved with manufacturing, research and development, and sales. As of Jan. 10, 2013, 14.8% of outstanding Advanced Micro Devices shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMD stock[11].

Alere (NYSE:ALR[12]) develops and manufactures patient diagnosis, monitoring, and health management products and services for cardiology, infectious diseases, toxicology, diabetes, oncology, and women’s health in the United States and internationally. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ALR stock[13].

Adtran (NASDAQ:ADTN[14]) designs, manufactures, markets and services network access solutions for communications networks for providers of communications services and small- and mid-sized businesses. As of Jan. 10, 2013, 16.6% of outstanding Adtran shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ADTN stock[15].

Arch Coal (NYSE:ACI[16]) produces coal and sells it to power plants, steel mills, and industrial facilities. As of Jan. 10, 2013, 15.8% of outstanding Arch Coal shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACI stock[17].

Shares of Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX[18]) have slumped 1.2% since January 1. Barrick Gold makes and sells gold, and is involved with related activities such as exploration and mine development. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ABX stock[19].

Alcoa (NYSE:AA[20]) is an aluminum producer that is engaged in the production and management of aluminum. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AA stock[21].

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[22].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. AREX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AREX
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AREX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AREX
  4. APKT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=APKT
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of APKT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=APKT
  6. APA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=APA
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of APA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=APA
  8. ANR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ANR
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ANR
  10. AMD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMD
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMD
  12. ALR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ALR
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ALR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ALR
  14. ADTN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ADTN
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ADTN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ADTN
  16. ACI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACI
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACI
  18. ABX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ABX
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ABX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ABX
  20. AA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AA
  21. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AA
  22. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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