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5 Worst Sectors to Avoid This Week

Computer and Personal Electronics, Energy Services, Oil and Gas, Marine, and Metals and Mining have most sells

   

This week, the Computer and Personal Electronics, Energy Services, Computer and Personal Electronics, Oil and Gas, and Marine sectors look weak according to Portfolio Grader.

The Metals and Mining sector is dragging, with 78% of its stocks (74 out of 95) rated a “sell”. Dwelling near the bottom this week are Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF), Walter Energy (NYSE:WLT), and Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. (NYSE:TC) among the Metals and Mining stocks. Cliffs Natural Resources has a score of F while Walter Energy and Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. rated F and F. Walter Energy is the worst stock in its sector, with the company’s share price falling 75.4% in the last 12 months.

The Energy Services sector is lagging this week with 63% of its stocks (35 out of 56) rated a “sell”. Among Energy Services stocks, Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:NES), GulfMark Offshore, Inc. Class A (NYSE:GLF), and Key Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE:KEG) finished near the bottom. Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc. is currently rated F. GulfMark Offshore, Inc. Class A and Key Energy Services, Inc. are rated F and F. Key Energy Services, Inc. is performing worst overall in the sector, with a 45.5% decline over the last 12 months.

The Computer and Personal Electronics sector is trailing behind others this week, with 62% of its stocks (13 out of 21) rated a “sell”. Out of the Computer and Personal Electronics stocks, Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE:DBD), QLogic Corporation (NASDAQ:QLGC), and Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) finished near the bottom. Diebold, Incorporated has a score of F while QLogic Corporation and Hewlett-Packard Company rated F and F. Overall, Hewlett-Packard Company is the poorest performer in this sector. Its share price has dropped 12.6% in the last 12 months.

The Oil and Gas sector looks weak, with 59% of its stocks (122 out of 206) rated a “sell”. Among Oil and Gas stocks, Enerplus Corporation (NYSE:ERF), Swift Energy Company (NYSE:SFY), and Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE:NFX) lingered near the bottom. Enerplus Corporation has a score of F while Swift Energy Company and Newfield Exploration Company rated F and F. Swift Energy Company is the worst performer in this sector, with a 57.9% decline in the last 12 months.

With 57% of its stocks (4 out of 7) rated “sell,” the Marine sector is struggling this week. Out of the Marine stocks, Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX) and Navios Maritime Partners LP (NYSE:NMM) are near the bottom of the sector with D’s. DryShips (NASDAQ:DRYS) also ranks a weak F.

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.


Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2013/09/5-worst-sectors-to-avoid-this-week-dbd-qlgc-hpq-nes-glf-keg-erf-sfy-nfx-drys-dsx-nmm-clf-wlt-tc-2/.

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