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18 Metals and Mining Stocks to Sell Now

ANV, AZC, KGN, PAL, BBL, HBM, VALE, UAMY, AGI, NGD, TX, GGB, FCX, NUE, RGLD, TRX, RIO, SSRI slump in weekly rankings

   

This week, the ratings of 18 Metals and Mining stocks on Portfolio Grader are down. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Allied Nevada Gold’s (AMEX:ANV) rating falls this week to an F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). Allied Nevada Gold engages in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration, and advancement of gold exploration and development projects. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Earnings Surprise, ANV also gets an F. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 40.00. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANV stock.

Augusta Resource’s (AMEX:AZC) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. Augusta Resources engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of natural mineral resource properties in North America. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Cash Flow. For a full analysis of AZC stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This is a rough week for Keegan Resources (AMEX:KGN). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Unicode Decode Error. The stock gets F’s in Equity and Cash Flow. To get an in-depth look at KGN, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KGN stock.

North American Palladium (AMEX:PAL) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s D to an F. North American Palladium is a mineral exploration and production company. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Equity, and Cash Flow. For a full analysis of PAL stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from C to a D. 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. The stock gets F’s in Margin Growth and Sales Growth. To get an in-depth look at BBL, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBL stock.

HudBay Minerals’ (NYSE:HBM) rating weakens this week, dropping to an F versus last week’s D. HudBay Minerals is a mining company that mines and produces zinc, copper, gold, and silver. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. The stock price has dropped 20.6% over the past month, worse than the 1.4% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 266.90. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBM stock.

This week, Vale’s (NYSE:VALE) rating worsens to an F from the company’s D rating a week ago. Vale is a Brazil-based metals and mining company that engages in the exploration, production and sale of basic metals. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Revisions. The stock price has fallen 5.8% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at VALE, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VALE stock.

United States Antimony (AMEX:UAMY) earns an F this week, falling from last week’s grade of D. United States Antimony refines, produces, and sells antimony products such as antimony metal, antimony oxides, and sodium antimonate. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UAMY stock.

Alamos Gold Inc. (NYSE:AGI) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. For a full analysis of AGI stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

The rating of New Gold Inc. (AMEX:NGD) declines this week from a D to an F. New Gold acquires, explores, and develops gold properties. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Surprise and Cash Flow. As of Feb. 25, 2013, 11.8% of outstanding New Gold Inc. shares were held short. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 43.70. To get an in-depth look at NGD, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NGD stock.

The rating of TERNIUM (NYSE:TX) slips from C to a D. Ternium is a steel company that makes flat and long steel products for customers engaged in the construction, home appliances, capital goods, container, food, energy and automotive industries. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum and Sales Growth. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 11.5% over the past month. For a full analysis of TX stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s D drops to an F. Gerdau S. A. is a Brazilian corporation that produces crude steel and related products. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Revisions. Share prices fell 6.2% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GGB stock.

This week, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE:FCX) drops from a D to an F rating. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold is a copper, gold, and molybdenum mining company. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 7.2% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at FCX, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FCX stock.

Slipping from C to a D rating, Nucor (NYSE:NUE) takes a hit this week. Nucor products include carbon and alloy steel, steel joists, steel deck, cold finished steel, steel grinding balls, steel bearing products, and metal buildingsystems. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions and Sales Growth. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 28.40. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NUE stock.

Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. Royal Gold acquires and manages gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc royalties. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 13.4% over the past month. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 40.70. For a full analysis of RGLD stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Tanzanian Royalty Exploration’s (AMEX:TRX) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Tanzanian Royalty Exploration acquires, explores, and develops mineral properties. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Equity. To get an in-depth look at TRX, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TRX stock.

Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. Rio Tinto is an international mining group whose business is finding, mining and processing mineral resources. The stock gets F’s in Margin Growth and Sales Growth. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 314.00. For a full analysis of RIO stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

The rating of Silver Standard Resources (NASDAQ:SSRI) declines this week from a D to an F. Silver Standard Resources is a silver exploration company focused on acquiring and developing silver resources on a global basis. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, and Margin Growth. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 13.3% over the past month. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 26.20. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SSRI stock.

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