3 Pharmaceutical Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | February 8, 2013 8:00 am

This week, the ratings of three Pharmaceutical stocks on Portfolio Grader[1] are down. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Impax Laboratories (NASDAQ:IPXL[2]) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Impax Laboratories develops, manufactures, and markets both proprietary and multi-source pharmaceutical products utilizing its drug delivery technologies. The stock price has dropped 8.2% over the past month, worse than the 1.9% increase the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. To get an in-depth look at IPXL, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IPXL stock[3].

Salix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SLXP[4]) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. Salix Pharmaceuticals acquires, develops and commercializes prescription drugs used to treat gastrointestinal diseases. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 37.40. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SLXP stock[5].

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals’ (NASDAQ:SCMP[6]) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of proprietary drugs based on prostones, a class of compounds derived from functional fatty acids that occur naturally in the human body. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions and Equity. For a full analysis of SCMP stock, visit Portfolio Grader[7].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[8] 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[9].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. IPXL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IPXL
  3. To get an in-depth look at IPXL, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IPXL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IPXL
  4. SLXP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SLXP
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SLXP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SLXP
  6. SCMP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SCMP
  7. For a full analysis of SCMP stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SCMP
  8. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  9. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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