10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — CLF SID ABX and more

by Portfolio Grader | July 18, 2013 12:30 pm

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 increased 10.9%, the Dow increased 13.2%, and the S&P is up 12.1%.

Shares of Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF[2]) have fallen 52.3% since January 1. Cliffs Natural Resources is an international mining and natural resources company. As of July 18, 2013, 35.8% of outstanding Cliffs Natural Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLF stock[3].

Since the first of the year, Companhia Siderurgica Naciona (NYSE:SID[4]) has dipped 54.5%. Companhia Siderurgica Nacional produces a line of steel products, including slabs, hot- and cold-rolled, galvanized and tin mill products for the distribution, packaging, automotive, home appliance and construction industries. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SID stock[5].

Since January 1, Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX[6]) has fallen 55.4%. Barrick Gold makes and sells gold, and is involved with related activities such as exploration and mine development. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ABX stock[7].

Shares of NovaGold Resources (AMEX:NG[8]) have sunk 55.6% since the first of the year. NovaGold Resources explores and develops mineral properties in North America. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NG stock[9].

Since January 1, Mechel (NYSE:MTL[10]) has plunged 56.1%. 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[11].

Share prices of Gold Fields (NYSE:GFI[12]) are down 56.3% since the first of the year. 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[13].

Since the first of the year, Endeavour Silver (NYSE:EXK[14]) has dipped 57.7%. 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[15].

The price of Harmony Gold Mining (NYSE:HMY[16]) has fallen 57.8% 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[17].

Shares of IAMGOLD Corp. (NYSE:IAG[18]) have dipped 61.6% 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[19].

Shares of Walter Energy Inc. (NYSE:WLT[20]) have slipped 64% since January 1. Walter Energy is a producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. As of July 18, 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. CLF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CLF
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CLF
  4. SID: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SID
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SID stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SID
  6. ABX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ABX
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ABX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ABX
  8. NG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NG
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NG
  10. MTL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MTL
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MTL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MTL
  12. GFI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GFI
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GFI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GFI
  14. EXK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EXK
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EXK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EXK
  16. HMY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HMY
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HMY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HMY
  18. IAG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IAG
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IAG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IAG
  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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