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5 Communications Equipment Stocks to Sell Now

SHOR, ALU, CIEN, CALX, RVBD slump in weekly rankings


This week, the ratings of five Communications Equipment stocks on Portfolio Grader are down. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

ShoreTel (NASDAQ:SHOR) earns an F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). ShoreTel is a provider of Internet Protocol, or IP, unified communications systems for enterprises. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Revisions and Equity, SHOR also gets F’s. The stock price has fallen 12.8% over the past month, worse than the 2.2% increase the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SHOR stock.

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a D to an F. Alcatel-Lucent provides products that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide to deliver voice, data, and video communication services to end-users. In Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth the stock gets F’s. For a full analysis of ALU stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Ciena’s (NASDAQ:CIEN) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. Ciena provides communications networking equipment, software, and services that support the transport, switching, aggregation, and management of voice, video, and data traffic. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum and Earnings Revisions. As of Feb. 14, 2013, 18.4% of outstanding Ciena shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at CIEN, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CIEN stock.

This is a rough week for Calix (NYSE:CALX). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Calix provides broadband communications access systems and software for fiber and copper-based network architectures that enable communications service providers or CSPs, to connect to their residential and business subscribers. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum and Equity. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CALX stock.

Riverbed Technology’s (NASDAQ:RVBD) rating weakens this week, dropping to an F versus last week’s D. Riverbed Technology develops solutions to IT problems associated with wide area networks. Share prices fell 19.6% over the past month. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 46.20. To get an in-depth look at RVBD, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RVBD stock.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader 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.

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