8 Metals and Mining Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | January 14, 2013 11:00 am

The overall ratings of eight Metals and Mining stocks are down on Portfolio Grader[1] this week. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Golden Minerals (AMEX:AUMN[2]) earns an F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). Golden Minerals is a mining company with a focus on exploration, development, providing mining services, and growth through strategic business transactions. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Momentum, Equity, and Cash Flow, AUMN also gets an F. As of Jan. 14, 2013, 10.3% of outstanding Golden Minerals shares were held short. For a full analysis of AUMN stock, visit Portfolio Grader[3].

BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL[4]) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. BHP Billiton is a natural resources company that is engaged in the petroleum, aluminum, base metals, iron ore, diamonds, specialty products, stainless steel materials, manganese, metallurgical coal, and energy coal sectors. To get an in-depth look at BBL, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBL stock[5].

Harmony Gold Mining (NYSE:HMY[6]) earns an F this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D. Harmony Gold Mining is a mining company which produces gold from its operations in the district of Virginia, Orange Free State. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum and Earnings Revisions. The stock price has fallen 5% over the past month, worse than the 3.1% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HMY stock[7].

This is a rough week for Noranda Aluminum (NYSE:NOR[8]). The company’s rating falls to F from the previous week’s D. Noranda Aluminum Holding is a North American integrated producer of value-added primary aluminum products and high quality rolled aluminum coils. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth. To get an in-depth look at NOR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NOR stock[9].

This week, Pan American Silver’s (NASDAQ:PAAS[10]) rating worsens to an F from the company’s D rating a week ago. Pan American Silver is a silver mining company with its principal property in Peru. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Surprise. For a full analysis of PAAS stock, visit Portfolio Grader[11].

Slipping from a D to an F rating, Horsehead Holding (NASDAQ:ZINC[12]) takes a hit this week. Horsehead Holding produces specialty zinc and zinc-based products. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, and Equity. Cash Flow, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth also get F’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ZINC stock[13].

Tahoe Resources Inc’s (NYSE:TAHO[14]) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Tahoe Resources acquires, explores and develops resource properties in the Americas for the mining of precious metals, primarily silver. The stock also gets an F in Equity. As of Jan. 14, 2013, 11.5% of outstanding Tahoe Resources Inc shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at TAHO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TAHO stock[15].

Haynes International (NASDAQ:HAYN[16]) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s D to an F. Haynes International develops, manufactures, and markets high performance alloys, primarily for use in the aerospace and chemical processing industries. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Revisions. For a full analysis of HAYN stock, visit Portfolio Grader[17].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[18] 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[19].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. AUMN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AUMN
  3. For a full analysis of AUMN stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AUMN
  4. BBL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BBL
  5. To get an in-depth look at BBL, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BBL
  6. HMY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HMY
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HMY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HMY
  8. NOR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NOR
  9. To get an in-depth look at NOR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NOR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NOR
  10. PAAS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PAAS
  11. For a full analysis of PAAS stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PAAS
  12. ZINC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ZINC
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ZINC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ZINC
  14. TAHO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TAHO
  15. To get an in-depth look at TAHO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TAHO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TAHO
  16. HAYN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HAYN
  17. For a full analysis of HAYN stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HAYN
  18. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  19. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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