10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — EVEP NG IPI and more

by Portfolio Grader | September 12, 2013 1:30 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 rose 13.2%, and the S&P has increased 12.1%.

Shares of EV Energy Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:EVEP[2]) have slumped 37.1% since the first of the year. EV Energy acquires, develops and produces oil and natural gas properties in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EVEP stock[3].

Since the first of the year, NovaGold Resources (AMEX:NG[4]) has dipped 37.8%. NovaGold Resources explores and develops mineral properties in North America. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NG stock[5].

Shares of Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE:IPI[6]) have sunk 38% since the first of the year. Intrepid Potash mines and markets potash for use as a fertilizer. As of Sept. 11, 2013, 15.7% of outstanding Intrepid Potash, Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IPI stock[7].

Shares of Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF[8]) have slumped 38.1% since January 1. Cliffs Natural Resources is an international mining and natural resources company. As of Sept. 11, 2013, 34% of outstanding Cliffs Natural Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLF stock[9].

Shares of Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX[10]) have fallen 42.8% since January 1. 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[11].

The price of IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE:IAG[12]) is down 46.4% 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].

Shares of Mechel OAO Sponsored ADR (NYSE:MTL[14]) have dipped 50% since the first of the year. Mechel is a Russian metals and mining company, uniting producers of steel, rolled products, hardware, coal, iron ore concentrate, and nickel. Trade volume is up 287.3% from the previous week. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MTL stock[15].

Since the first of the year, the price of Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd. Sponsored ADR (NYSE:HMY[16]) is down 53%. 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 Gold Fields Limited Sponsored ADR (NYSE:GFI[18]) have slipped 56.3% 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[19].

Since the first of the year, Walter Energy (NYSE:WLT[20]) has tumbled 57%. Walter Energy is a producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. As of Sept. 11, 2013, 13.3% of outstanding Walter Energy 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. EVEP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EVEP
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EVEP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EVEP
  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. IPI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IPI
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IPI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IPI
  8. CLF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CLF
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CLF
  10. ABX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ABX
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ABX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ABX
  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. MTL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MTL
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MTL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MTL
  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. GFI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GFI
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GFI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GFI
  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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