10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — HMY FDML PAY and more

by Portfolio Grader | March 28, 2013 3:00 pm

This week, these ten stocks have the worst year-to-date performance. Each of these also rates an “F” (“strong sell”) on Portfolio Grader[1]. Since the beginning of the year, the Nasdaq rose 4.6%, the Dow is up 8.3%, and the S&P has risen 6.9%.

Since the first of the year, Harmony Gold Mining (NYSE:HMY[2]) has tumbled 22.9%. Harmony Gold Mining is a mining company which produces gold from its operations in the district of Virginia, Orange Free State. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HMY stock[3].

Shares of Federal-Mogul (NASDAQ:FDML[4]) have slumped 23.1% since the first of the year. Federal-Mogul supplies products, services and solutions to automotive, light commercial, heavy-duty truck, off-highway, agricultural, marine, rail, and industrial markets. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FDML stock[5].

Since the first of the year, the price of VeriFone Systems (NYSE:PAY[6]) is down 25.6%. VeriFone is engaged in the design, marketing, and service of transaction automation systems that enable secure electronic payments among consumers, merchants, and financial institutions. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 29.10. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PAY stock[7].

Since January 1, Banro Corp. (AMEX:BAA[8]) has fallen 25.9%. Banro Corporation is engaged in the exploration and development of four gold properties, which are known as Twangiza, Namoya, Lugushwa and Kamituga. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BAA stock[9].

Since the first of the year, Arch Coal (NYSE:ACI[10]) has dipped 26%. Arch Coal produces coal and sells it to power plants, steel mills, and industrial facilities. As of March 28, 2013, 16.2% of outstanding Arch Coal shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACI stock[11].

Since January 1, Gold Fields (NYSE:GFI[12]) has plunged 33.6%. Gold Fields is engaged in the mining, exploration, extraction, processing, and smelting of gold. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GFI stock[13].

The price of IAMGOLD Corp. (NYSE:IAG[14]) has fallen 35.7% since the first of the year. Iamgold is involved in the exploration for, and development and production of mineral resource properties throughout the world. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IAG stock[15].

The price of NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD[16]) is down 40.5% since the first of the year. NII Holdings provides mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. As of March 28, 2013, 32.8% of outstanding NII Holdings shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock[17].

Shares of Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF[18]) have slipped 41.2% since January 1. Cliffs Natural Resources is an international mining and natural resources company. As of March 28, 2013, 20.1% of outstanding Cliffs Natural Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLF stock[19].

Since the first of the year, Molycorp (NYSE:MCP[20]) has dipped 42.4%. Molycorp produces rare earth products, including oxides, metals, alloys and magnets for a variety of applications including clean energy technologies, technology, and defense applications. As of March 28, 2013, 18.4% of outstanding Molycorp shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP stock[21].

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[22].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. HMY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HMY
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HMY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HMY
  4. FDML: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FDML
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FDML stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FDML
  6. PAY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PAY
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PAY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PAY
  8. BAA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BAA
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BAA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BAA
  10. ACI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACI
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACI
  12. GFI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GFI
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GFI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GFI
  14. IAG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IAG
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IAG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IAG
  16. NIHD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NIHD
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NIHD
  18. CLF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CLF
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CLF
  20. MCP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MCP
  21. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MCP
  22. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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