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18 Metals and Mining Stocks to Sell Now

ANV, AZC, KGN, PAL, BBL, HBM, VALE, UAMY, AGI, 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 34.50. 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 a full analysis of AZC stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Keegan Resources (AMEX:KGN) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops 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.

This week, North American Palladium (AMEX:PAL) drops from a D to an F rating. North American Palladium is a mineral exploration and production company. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Equity, and Cash Flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PAL stock.

Slipping from C to a D rating, BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) takes a hit this week. 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 fallen 6.6% over the past month, worse than the 2.7% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 49.20. For a full analysis of BBL stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

HudBay Minerals (NYSE:HBM) earns an F this week, falling from last week’s grade of D. 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 more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBM stock.

The rating of Vale (NYSE:VALE) declines this week 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 gets an F in Earnings Revisions. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 5.3% over the past month. For a full analysis of VALE stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

United States Antimony (AMEX:UAMY) earns an F this week, moving down 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.

Alamos Gold Inc. (NYSE:AGI) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. For a full analysis of AGI stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

New Gold Inc. (AMEX:NGD) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a D to an F. New Gold acquires, explores, and develops gold properties. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Surprise and Cash Flow. As of March 25, 2013, 11.6% of outstanding New Gold Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NGD stock.

This week, TERNIUM’s (NYSE:TX) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. 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 currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 28.50. To get an in-depth look at TX, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TX stock.

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. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 9.5% over the past month. For a full analysis of GGB stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE:FCX) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s D drops to an F. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold is a copper, gold, and molybdenum mining company. The stock also rates an F in Sales Growth. To get an in-depth look at FCX, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FCX stock.

Nucor (NYSE:NUE) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. 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’s trailing PE Ratio is 29.40. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NUE stock.

This is a rough week for Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Royal Gold acquires and manages gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc royalties. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 42.30. To get an in-depth look at RGLD, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RGLD stock.

Tanzanian Royalty Exploration (AMEX:TRX) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls 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 more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TRX stock.

The rating of Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO) slips from C to a D. 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. The stock price has fallen 10.5% over the past month. For a full analysis of RIO stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

The rating of Silver Standard Resources (NASDAQ:SSRI) declines this week from a D 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. To get an in-depth look at SSRI, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SSRI stock.

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