18 “Triple F” Stocks to Sell

by Portfolio Grader | February 22, 2013 9:00 pm

18 “Triple F” Stocks to Sell

This week, 18 stocks get F’s (“strong strong”) in Portfolio Grader[1]‘s three main grading categories, Total Grade, Overall Fundamental Grade, and Quantitative Grade.

These are the worst of the worst in the entire Portfolio Grader database. This week, there are 4,216 stocks and only these 18 get failing marks in all categories to make the dreaded “Triple F” stocks list. Here they are:

Aluminum Corp. of China (NYSE:ACH[2]) is a producer of aluminium, with operations in bauxite mining, alumina refining, primary aluminium smelting, and aluminium fabrication. It also provides ancillary products and services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACH stock[3].

Bill Barrett (NYSE:BBG[4]) explores for and develops oil and natural gas in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. Since January 1, BBG has slumped 16.5%. This is worse than the S&P 500, which has seen a 2.7% increase over the same period. As of Feb. 22, 2013, 22% of outstanding Bill Barrett shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBG stock[5].

Coeur d’Alene Mines (NYSE:CDE[6]) engages in the ownership, operation, exploration, and development of silver and gold mining properties primarily located in the United States, Mexico, Bolivia, Argentina, and Australia. Since the start of the year, CDE has declined 9.4%. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 87.7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CDE stock[7].

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK[8]) explores, develops and acquires properties for the production of natural gas and crude oil from underground reservoirs. As of Feb. 22, 2013, 11.6% of outstanding Chesapeake Energy shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CHK stock[9].

Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF[10]) is an international mining and natural resources company. The price of CLF is 18.4% lower than at the first of the year. As of Feb. 22, 2013, 18.7% of outstanding Cliffs Natural Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLF stock[11].

Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ:CY[12]) 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 price of CY has slipped 11.6% since the start of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CY stock[13].

Encana (NYSE:ECA[14]) provides energy transportation, distribution, and related services in North America and internationally. Shares of ECA stock have fallen 11.3% since January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ECA stock[15].

Enerplus (NYSE:ERF[16]) is an oil and gas exploration and production company that owns a large, diversified portfolio of income-generating crude oil and natural gas properties. The price of ERF is down 2.3% since the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ERF stock[17].

Eagle Rock Energy (NASDAQ:EROC[18]) engages in gathering, compressing, treating, processing, transporting, marketing, and trading natural gas, as well as fractionating and transporting natural gas liquids. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EROC stock[19].

Forest Oil (NYSE:FST[20]) is involved in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and marketing of natural gas and crude oil in North American and international locations. Shares of FST are trading 7.2% lower than at the start of the year. As of Feb. 22, 2013, 17.6% of outstanding Forest Oil shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FST stock[21].

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ[22]) provides imaging and printing systems, computing systems, and information technology services for business and home. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HPQ stock[23].

Legacy Reserves (NASDAQ:LGCY[24]) acquires and explores for oil and natural gas properties in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LGCY stock[25].

ArcelorMittal SA (NY Reg Sh) (NYSE:MT[26]) is a global steel producer that makes finished and semi-finished steel products. Since the first of the year, MT has slid 4.7%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MT stock[27].

Navistar (NYSE:NAV[28]) manufactures and markets medium and heavy trucks, school buses, mid-range diesel engines, and service parts. As of Feb. 22, 2013, 17.3% of outstanding Navistar shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NAV stock[29].

QEP Resources (NYSE:QEP[30]) is an independent natural gas and oil exploration and production company. Since the first of the year, QEP has dropped 1.3%. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 35.2. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of QEP stock[31].

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[32].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. ACH: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACH
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACH stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACH
  4. BBG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BBG
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BBG
  6. CDE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CDE
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CDE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CDE
  8. CHK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CHK
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CHK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CHK
  10. CLF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CLF
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CLF
  12. CY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CY
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CY
  14. ECA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ECA
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ECA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ECA
  16. ERF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ERF
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ERF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ERF
  18. EROC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EROC
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EROC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EROC
  20. FST: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FST
  21. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FST stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FST
  22. HPQ: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HPQ
  23. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HPQ stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HPQ
  24. LGCY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LGCY
  25. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LGCY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LGCY
  26. MT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MT
  27. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MT
  28. NAV: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NAV
  29. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NAV stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NAV
  30. QEP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=QEP
  31. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of QEP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=QEP
  32. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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