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18 Metals and Mining Stocks to Sell Now

ANV, AZC, KGN, PAL, BBL, AGI, HBM, VALE, UAMY, NGD, TX, GGB, FCX, NUE, RGLD, TRX, RIO, SSRI slump in weekly rankings

   

This week, the overall grades of 18 Metals and Mining stocks are lower, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Allied Nevada Gold’s (AMEX:ANV) rating falls this week to an F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s 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 34.80. To get an in-depth look at ANV, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANV stock.

This week, Augusta Resource (AMEX:AZC) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). 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.

The rating of Keegan Resources (AMEX:KGN) slips from C to a D. 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.

The rating of North American Palladium (AMEX:PAL) declines this week from a D to an F. 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.

This is a rough week for BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. 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. The stock price has dropped 9.2% over the past month, worse than the 2.6% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBL stock.

This week, Alamos Gold Inc.’s (NYSE:AGI) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. To get an in-depth look at AGI, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AGI stock.

HudBay Minerals’ (NYSE:HBM) rating weakens this week, dropping to an F versus last week’s D. HudBay Minerals is a mining company that mines and produces zinc, copper, gold, and silver. In Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth the stock gets F’s. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 11% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBM stock.

Vale (NYSE:VALE) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a 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 rates an F in Earnings Revisions. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 9.8% over the past month. For a full analysis of VALE stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, United States Antimony (AMEX:UAMY) drops from a D to an F rating. 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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UAMY stock.

Slipping from a D to an F rating, New Gold Inc. (AMEX:NGD) takes a hit this week. New Gold acquires, explores, and develops gold properties. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Surprise and Cash Flow. As of March 18, 2013, 11.6% of outstanding New Gold Inc. shares were held short. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 42.80. To get an in-depth look at NGD, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NGD stock.

TERNIUM (NYSE:TX) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of 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’s trailing PE Ratio is 28.90. For a full analysis of TX stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s D to an F. Gerdau S. A. is a Brazilian corporation that produces crude steel and related products. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Revisions. Share prices fell 9.9% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GGB stock.

This week, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold’s (NYSE:FCX) rating worsens to an F from the company’s D rating a week ago. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold is a copper, gold, and molybdenum mining company. The stock also rates an F in Sales Growth. The stock price has fallen 5.3% over the past month. For a full analysis of FCX stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, Nucor (NYSE:NUE) drops from C to a D rating. 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 has a trailing PE Ratio of 29.30. To get an in-depth look at NUE, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NUE stock.

The rating of Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD) declines this week from C to a D. Royal Gold acquires and manages gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc royalties. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 41.50. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RGLD stock.

The rating of Tanzanian Royalty Exploration (AMEX:TRX) slips from C to a D. 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.

Slipping from C to a D rating, Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO) takes a hit this week. 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. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 13.7% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at RIO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RIO stock.

Silver Standard Resources (NASDAQ:SSRI) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s D drops to an F. 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. For a full analysis of SSRI stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

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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