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18 Metals and Mining Stocks to Sell Now

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

   

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

This week, Keegan Resources (AMEX:KGN) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). Unicode Decode Error. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Equity and Cash Flow, KGN also gets F’s. To get an in-depth look at KGN, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KGN stock.

BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of 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 currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 47.90. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBL stock.

North American Palladium (AMEX:PAL) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns an F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). 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 Alamos Gold Inc. (NYSE:AGI). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AGI stock.

United States Antimony (AMEX:UAMY) 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.

The rating of New Gold Inc. (AMEX:NGD) slips 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 April 1, 2013, 11.6% of outstanding New Gold Inc. shares were held short. For a full analysis of NGD stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

The rating of TERNIUM (NYSE:TX) declines this week from C to a D. 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 trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 29.00. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TX stock.

This week, Gerdau’s (NYSE:GGB) rating worsens to an F from the company’s D rating a week ago. Gerdau S. A. is a Brazilian corporation that produces crude steel and related products. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Revisions. To get an in-depth look at GGB, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GGB stock.

Slipping from a D to an F rating, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE:FCX) takes a hit this week. 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.

Nucor (NYSE:NUE) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops 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 has a trailing PE Ratio of 29.00. To get an in-depth look at NUE, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NUE stock.

Royal Gold’s (NASDAQ:RGLD) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Royal Gold acquires and manages gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc royalties. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 43.80. For a full analysis of RGLD stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

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.

This week, Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO) drops from C to a D rating. 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 dropped 7.9% over the past month, worse than the 3.6% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. To get an in-depth look at RIO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RIO stock.

Silver Standard Resources (NASDAQ:SSRI) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s 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. For a full analysis of SSRI stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Allied Nevada Gold (AMEX:ANV) earns an F this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D. Allied Nevada Gold engages in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration, and advancement of gold exploration and development projects. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Earnings Surprise. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 31.70. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANV stock.

This week, Augusta Resource’s (AMEX:AZC) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. 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.

HudBay Minerals (NYSE:HBM) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s D 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. To get an in-depth look at HBM, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBM stock.

This week, Vale (NYSE:VALE) drops from a D to an F rating. 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.

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