by Portfolio Grader | September 20, 2013 10:00 am
This week, the ratings of three Pharmaceutical stocks on Portfolio Grader are down. 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. For Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Equity, VVUS also gets an F. The stock price has dropped 17.3% over the past month, worse than the 1.3% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. As of Sept. 20, 2013, 30.5% of outstanding VIVUS, Inc. shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at VVUS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VVUS stock.
The rating of Cempra, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEMP) declines this week from a C to a D. 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 Incorporated. (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. For more information, 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.
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