10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — PAY NG EXK and more

by Portfolio Grader | June 21, 2013 9:00 am

This week, these ten stocks have the worst year-to-date performance. Each of these also rates an “F” (“strong sell”) on Portfolio Grader[1]. Since the beginning of the year, the Nasdaq rose 10.9%, the Dow is up 13.2%, and the S&P is up 12.1%.

Since the first of the year, VeriFone Systems (NYSE:PAY[2]) has dipped 44.6%. VeriFone is engaged in the design, marketing, and service of transaction automation systems that enable secure electronic payments among consumers, merchants, and financial institutions. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 101.10. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PAY stock[3].

Shares of NovaGold Resources (AMEX:NG[4]) have slipped 46.7% since January 1. NovaGold Resources explores and develops mineral properties in North America. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 45.10. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NG stock[5].

Shares of Endeavour Silver (NYSE:EXK[6]) have sunk 47.4% since the first of the year. Endeavor Silver is a small-cap silver mining company focused on the growth of its silver production, reserves and resources in Mexico. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EXK stock[7].

Shares of Gold Fields (NYSE:GFI[8]) have slumped 49.6% since January 1. Gold Fields is engaged in the mining, exploration, extraction, processing, and smelting of gold. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GFI stock[9].

Shares of Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF[10]) have fallen 50% since January 1. Cliffs Natural Resources is an international mining and natural resources company. As of June 20, 2013, 29.5% of outstanding Cliffs Natural Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLF stock[11].

The price of IAMGOLD Corp. (NYSE:IAG[12]) is down 53.6% since the first of the year. Iamgold is involved in the exploration for, and development and production of mineral resource properties throughout the world. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IAG stock[13].

Share prices of Harmony Gold Mining (NYSE:HMY[14]) are down 54.2% since the first of the year. Harmony Gold Mining is a mining company which produces gold from its operations in the district of Virginia, Orange Free State. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HMY stock[15].

Since the first of the year, the price of Mechel (NYSE:MTL[16]) is down 57.6%. Mechel is a Russian metals and mining company, uniting producers of steel, rolled products, hardware, coal, iron ore concentrate, and nickel. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MTL stock[17].

Since the first of the year, Banro Corp. (AMEX:BAA[18]) has tumbled 59.3%. Banro Corporation is engaged in the exploration and development of four gold properties, which are known as Twangiza, Namoya, Lugushwa and Kamituga. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 33.30. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BAA stock[19].

Shares of Walter Energy Inc. (NYSE:WLT[20]) have slumped 64.6% since the first of the year. Walter Energy is a producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. As of June 20, 2013, 13.3% of outstanding Walter Energy Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WLT stock[21].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[1] 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[22].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. PAY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PAY
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PAY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PAY
  4. NG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NG
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NG
  6. EXK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EXK
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EXK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EXK
  8. GFI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GFI
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GFI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GFI
  10. CLF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CLF
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CLF
  12. IAG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IAG
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IAG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IAG
  14. HMY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HMY
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HMY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HMY
  16. MTL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MTL
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MTL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MTL
  18. BAA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BAA
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BAA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BAA
  20. WLT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WLT
  21. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WLT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WLT
  22. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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