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6 Energy Services Stocks to Sell Now

UNT, HAL, NR, IO, NBR, GLF slump in weekly rankings


This week, the overall grades of six Energy Services stocks are lower, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Unit Corporation’s (NYSE:UNT) rating falls this week to an F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). Unit is a contract drilling company that engages in land drilling of natural gas and oil wells. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Momentum and Cash Flow, UNT also gets F’s. Shares of the stock are changing hands at twice the rate they were a week ago. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 25.40. To get an in-depth look at UNT, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UNT stock.

Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Halliburton provides energy services and engineering and construction services, as well as manufactures products for the energy industry. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HAL stock.

The rating of Newpark Resources, Inc. (NYSE:NR) declines this week from a C to a D. Newpark Resources provides environmental services to the oil and gas exploration and production industry, primarily in the Gulf Coast market. For a full analysis of NR stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Slipping from a C to a D rating, ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE:IO) takes a hit this week. ION Geophysical provides geophysical technology, services, and solutions for the global oil and gas industry. To get an in-depth look at IO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IO stock.

This is a rough week for Nabors Industries (NYSE:NBR). The company’s rating falls to F from the previous week’s D. Nabors Industries conducts oil, gas, and geothermal land drilling operations worldwide. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions and Cash Flow. For a full analysis of NBR stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

GulfMark Offshore, Inc. Class A’s (NYSE:GLF) rating weakens this week, dropping to an F versus last week’s D. GulfMark Offshore provides marine support services to the energy industry. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Surprise. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, twice the rate of the week prior. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 62.30. To get an in-depth look at GLF, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GLF 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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