This week, the overall grades of three Pharmaceutical stocks are lower, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).
VIVUS Inc.’s (NASDAQ:VVUS) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. VIVUS is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development and commercialization of therapeutic products for large underserved markets. VVUS also rates an F in Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Equity. As of May 17, 2013, 26.2% of outstanding VIVUS Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VVUS stock.
Cempra Holdings LLC’s (NASDAQ:CEMP) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Cempra manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products. The stock gets F’s in Equity and Cash Flow. For a full analysis of CEMP stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
Corcept Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CORT) earns an F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). Corcept Therapeutics engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of severe metabolic and psychiatric disorders. The stock gets F’s in Equity and Cash Flow. The stock price has fallen 10.5% over the past month, worse than the 9.4% increase the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. To get an in-depth look at CORT, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CORT stock.
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.