10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — UPL CY EXK and more

by Portfolio Grader | February 7, 2013 5:00 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 rose 1.8%, the Dow rose 4.3%, and the S&P has increased 3.4%.

Since the first of the year, Ultra Petroleum (NYSE:UPL[2]) has dipped 6.7%. Ultra Petroleum is an independent exploration and production company focused on developing its long-life natural gas reserves in the Green River Basin of Wyoming. As of Feb. 7, 2013, 14.2% of outstanding Ultra Petroleum shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UPL stock[3].

Since the first of the year, Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ:CY[4]) has tumbled 8%. 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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CY stock[5].

The price of Endeavour Silver (NYSE:EXK[6]) has fallen 10.3% since the first of the year. Endeavor Silver is a small-cap silver mining company focused on the growth of its silver production, reserves and resources in Mexico. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 26.40. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EXK stock[7].

Since the first of the year, NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD[8]) has dipped 10.8%. NII Holdings provides mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. As of Feb. 7, 2013, 34.1% of outstanding NII Holdings shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock[9].

Shares of Eldorado Gold (NYSE:EGO[10]) have sunk 11% since the first of the year. Eldorado Gold acquires, explores, and develops mineral properties. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EGO stock[11].

The price of Silvercorp Metals (NYSE:SVM[12]) is down 12% since the first of the year. Silvercorp Metals is involved with the acquisition, exploration and development of silver-related mineral properties in China. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SVM stock[13].

Shares of TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI[14]) have fallen 12.2% since January 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[15].

Shares of Penn West Petroleum (NYSE:PWE[16]) have slipped 12.8% since January 1. 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 27.80. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PWE stock[17].

Shares of Bill Barrett (NYSE:BBG[18]) have dipped 15.5% 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 Feb. 7, 2013, 20.3% of outstanding Bill Barrett shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBG stock[19].

Share prices of Molycorp (NYSE:MCP[20]) are down 25.3% since the first of the year. 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 Feb. 7, 2013, 24.3% of outstanding Molycorp shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP 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. UPL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UPL
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UPL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UPL
  4. CY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CY
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CY
  6. EXK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EXK
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EXK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EXK
  8. NIHD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NIHD
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NIHD
  10. EGO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EGO
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EGO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EGO
  12. SVM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SVM
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SVM stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SVM
  14. TTMI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TTMI
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TTMI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TTMI
  16. PWE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PWE
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PWE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PWE
  18. BBG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BBG
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BBG
  20. MCP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MCP
  21. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MCP
  22. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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