5 Stocks With Ugly Earnings Surprises — WPC CBB ROMA MOD NX

by Portfolio Grader | February 28, 2013 5:00 pm

This week, these five stocks have the worst ratings in Earnings Surprises, one of the eight Fundamental Categories on Portfolio Grader[1].

W.P. Carey Inc. (NYSE:WPC[2]) is a provider of long-term net lease financing for companies worldwide. WPC gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Earnings Momentum as well. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 42.90. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WPC stock[3].

Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:CBB[4]) is a full-service regional provider of data and voice communications services and equipment that operate over wireline and wireless networks. CBB gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow, and Operating Margin Growth as well. Shares of the stock have declined 20.4% since January 1. This is worse than the S&P 500, which has seen a 3.7% increase over the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CBB stock[5].

Roma Financial (NASDAQ:ROMA[6]) is a unitary savings and loan holding company that offers traditional retail banking services and focuses on the origination of one- to four-family loans. ROMA also gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Earnings Momentum. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 107.70. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ROMA stock[7].

Modine Manufacturing (NYSE:MOD[8]) specializes in thermal management systems and components, bringing heating and cooling technology and solutions to diversified global markets. MOD also gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Operating Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MOD stock[9].

Quanex Building Products (NYSE:NX[10]) manufactures engineered materials and components for the building markets. NX gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Analyst Earnings Revisions, and Operating Margin Growth as well. Since January 1, NX has fallen 3.9%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NX stock[11].

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[12].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. WPC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WPC
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WPC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WPC
  4. CBB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CBB
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CBB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CBB
  6. ROMA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ROMA
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ROMA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ROMA
  8. MOD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MOD
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MOD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MOD
  10. NX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NX
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NX
  12. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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