18 Metals and Mining Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | March 4, 2013 9:00 am

This week, the ratings of 18 Metals and Mining stocks on Portfolio Grader[1] are down. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Allied Nevada Gold (AMEX:ANV[2]) earns an F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). Allied Nevada Gold engages in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration, and advancement of gold exploration and development projects. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Earnings Surprise, ANV also gets an F. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 39.30. To get an in-depth look at ANV, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANV stock[3].

Augusta Resource (AMEX:AZC[4]) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Augusta Resources engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of natural mineral resource properties in North America. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Cash Flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AZC stock[5].

Slipping from C to a D rating, Keegan Resources (AMEX:KGN[6]) takes a hit this week. Unicode Decode Error. The stock gets F’s in Equity and Cash Flow. To get an in-depth look at KGN, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KGN stock[7].

North American Palladium’s (AMEX:PAL[8]) rating weakens this week, dropping to an F versus last week’s D. North American Palladium is a mineral exploration and production company. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Equity, and Cash Flow. For a full analysis of PAL stock, visit Portfolio Grader[9].

The rating of BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL[10]) declines this week from C to a D. BHP Billiton is a natural resources company that is engaged in the petroleum, aluminum, base metals, iron ore, diamonds, specialty products, stainless steel materials, manganese, metallurgical coal, and energy coal sectors. The stock gets F’s in Margin Growth and Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBL stock[11].

HudBay Minerals (NYSE:HBM[12]) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s D drops to an F. HudBay Minerals is a mining company that mines and produces zinc, copper, gold, and silver. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. For a full analysis of HBM stock, visit Portfolio Grader[13].

Vale (NYSE:VALE[14]) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s D to an F. Vale is a Brazil-based metals and mining company that engages in the exploration, production and sale of basic metals. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Revisions. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VALE stock[15].

United States Antimony (AMEX:UAMY[16]) earns an F this week, falling from last week’s grade of D. United States Antimony refines, produces, and sells antimony products such as antimony metal, antimony oxides, and sodium antimonate. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. To get an in-depth look at UAMY, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UAMY stock[17].

This week, Alamos Gold Inc. (NYSE:AGI[18]) drops from C to a D rating. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AGI stock[19].

This week, New Gold Inc.’s (AMEX:NGD[20]) rating worsens to an F from the company’s D rating a week ago. New Gold acquires, explores, and develops gold properties. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Surprise and Cash Flow. As of March 4, 2013, 11.6% of outstanding New Gold Inc. shares were held short. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 41.30. For a full analysis of NGD stock, visit Portfolio Grader[21].

This is a rough week for TERNIUM (NYSE:TX[22]). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Ternium is a steel company that makes flat and long steel products for customers engaged in the construction, home appliances, capital goods, container, food, energy and automotive industries. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum and Sales Growth. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 28.60. To get an in-depth look at TX, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TX stock[23].

Gerdau (NYSE:GGB[24]) earns an F this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D. Gerdau S. A. is a Brazilian corporation that produces crude steel and related products. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Revisions. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GGB stock[25].

The rating of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE:FCX[26]) slips from a D to an F. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold is a copper, gold, and molybdenum mining company. The stock also rates an F in Sales Growth. For a full analysis of FCX stock, visit Portfolio Grader[27].

The rating of Nucor (NYSE:NUE[28]) declines this week from C to a D. Nucor products include carbon and alloy steel, steel joists, steel deck, cold finished steel, steel grinding balls, steel bearing products, and metal buildingsystems. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions and Sales Growth. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 27.60. To get an in-depth look at NUE, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NUE stock[29].

Slipping from C to a D rating, Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD[30]) takes a hit this week. Royal Gold acquires and manages gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc royalties. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 41.70. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RGLD stock[31].

This week, Tanzanian Royalty Exploration (AMEX:TRX[32]) drops from C to a D rating. Tanzanian Royalty Exploration acquires, explores, and develops mineral properties. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Equity. For a full analysis of TRX stock, visit Portfolio Grader[33].

Rio Tinto’s (NYSE:RIO[34]) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Rio Tinto is an international mining group whose business is finding, mining and processing mineral resources. The stock gets F’s in Margin Growth and Sales Growth. To get an in-depth look at RIO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RIO stock[35].

This is a rough week for Silver Standard Resources (NASDAQ:SSRI[36]). The company’s rating falls to F from the previous week’s D. Silver Standard Resources is a silver exploration company focused on acquiring and developing silver resources on a global basis. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, and Margin Growth. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 25.70. For a full analysis of SSRI stock, visit Portfolio Grader[37].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[38] 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[39].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. ANV: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ANV
  3. To get an in-depth look at ANV, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANV stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ANV
  4. AZC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AZC
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AZC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AZC
  6. KGN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KGN
  7. To get an in-depth look at KGN, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KGN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KGN
  8. PAL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PAL
  9. For a full analysis of PAL stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PAL
  10. BBL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BBL
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BBL
  12. HBM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HBM
  13. For a full analysis of HBM stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HBM
  14. VALE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VALE
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VALE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VALE
  16. UAMY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UAMY
  17. To get an in-depth look at UAMY, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UAMY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UAMY
  18. AGI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AGI
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AGI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AGI
  20. NGD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NGD
  21. For a full analysis of NGD stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NGD
  22. TX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TX
  23. To get an in-depth look at TX, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TX
  24. GGB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GGB
  25. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GGB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GGB
  26. FCX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FCX
  27. For a full analysis of FCX stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FCX
  28. NUE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NUE
  29. To get an in-depth look at NUE, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NUE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NUE
  30. RGLD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RGLD
  31. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RGLD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RGLD
  32. TRX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TRX
  33. For a full analysis of TRX stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TRX
  34. RIO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RIO
  35. To get an in-depth look at RIO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RIO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RIO
  36. SSRI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SSRI
  37. For a full analysis of SSRI stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SSRI
  38. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  39. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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