10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — HEK CY BBG and more

Portfolio Grader gives these picks failing marks

   
10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — HEK CY BBG and more

This week, these ten stocks have the worst year-to-date performance. Each of these also rates an “F” (“strong sell”) on Portfolio Grader. Since the beginning of the year, the Nasdaq rose 1.3%, the Dow is up 2.7%, and the S&P has increased 2.2%.

Since the first of the year, Heckmann Corp. (NYSE:HEK) has dipped 5%. Heckmann Corporation was incorporated in Delaware on May 29, 2007. It completed an initial public offering on November 16, 2007. It has two operating segments: Domestic Segment and International Segment. As of Jan. 24, 2013, 27.1% of outstanding Heckmann Corp. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HEK stock.

Since the first of the year, the price of Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ:CY) is down 7.1%. Cypress Semiconductor is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and system value. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 57.00. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CY stock.

Shares of Bill Barrett (NYSE:BBG) have dipped 7.2% since the first of the year. Bill Barrett explores for and develops oil and natural gas in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. As of Jan. 24, 2013, 17.6% of outstanding Bill Barrett shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBG stock.

Shares of FARO Technologies (NASDAQ:FARO) have slumped 7.8% since January 1. Faro Technologies designs, makes, and markets portable, software-driven, 3D measurement and imaging systems that are used in various manufacturing, industrial, building construction, and forensic applications. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FARO stock.

Since the first of the year, Penn West Petroleum (NYSE:PWE) has dipped 8.5%. Penn West Energy Trust acquires, develops, exploits, and holds interests in petroleum and natural gas properties and assets. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 29.70. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PWE stock.

Shares of Quicksilver Resources (NYSE:KWK) have sunk 8.8% since the first of the year. Quicksilver Resources is involved in the acquisition, development, exploration, production, and sale of natural gas and crude oil. As of Jan. 24, 2013, 15.7% of outstanding Quicksilver Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KWK stock.

Shares of Molycorp (NYSE:MCP) have fallen 10.1% since January 1. Molycorp produces rare earth products, including oxides, metals, alloys and magnets for a variety of applications including clean energy technologies, technology, and defense applications. As of Jan. 24, 2013, 20.6% of outstanding Molycorp shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP stock.

Shares of NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD) have slumped 10.8% since the first of the year. NII Holdings provides mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. As of Jan. 24, 2013, 35.4% of outstanding NII Holdings shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock.

Since the first of the year, TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI) has tumbled 11.1%. TTM manufactures complex printed circuit boards used in electronic equipment and provides backplane and sub-system assembly services for standard and specialty products in defense and commercial operations. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TTMI stock.

Share prices of Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR) are down 11.4% since the first of the year. Finisar provides fiber optic subsystems and network performance test systems which enable high-speed data communications over local area network and storage area networks. As of Jan. 24, 2013, 12.7% of outstanding Finisar shares were held short. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 65.70. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FNSR 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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