5 Chemicals Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | October 18, 2013 12:00 pm

For the current week, the overall ratings of five Chemicals stocks are worse, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS[2]) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Mosaic produces and distributes crop nutrients to the agricultural communities located in North America and other countries. MOS also rates an F in Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MOS stock[3].

Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE:IPI[4]) earns an F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). Intrepid Potash mines and markets potash for use as a fertilizer. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions and Cash Flow. The stock price has fallen 6.8% over the past month, worse than the 1.7% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. As of Oct. 18, 2013, 18.3% of outstanding Intrepid Potash, Inc. shares were held short. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 28.70. For a full analysis of IPI stock, visit Portfolio Grader[5].

Olin Corporation (NYSE:OLN[6]) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D. Olin Corporation manufactures and sells chlorine, caustic soda, sodium hydrosulfite, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen, sodium chlorate, bleach products, and potassium hydroxide. As of Oct. 18, 2013, 12.3% of outstanding Olin Corporation shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at OLN, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OLN stock[7].

Arabian American Development Company (NYSE:ARSD[8]) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. Arabian American Development owns and operates a petrochemical facility located in southeast Texas, which specializes in high purity petrochemical solvents and other solvent type manufacturing. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Earnings Surprise, and Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ARSD stock[9].

PetroLogistics LP’s (NYSE:PDH[10]) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. PetroLogistics owns and operates propane dehydrogenation facility that processes propane into propylene. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. To get an in-depth look at PDH, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PDH stock[11].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[12] 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[13].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. MOS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MOS
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MOS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MOS
  4. IPI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IPI
  5. For a full analysis of IPI stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IPI
  6. OLN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OLN
  7. To get an in-depth look at OLN, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OLN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OLN
  8. ARSD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ARSD
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ARSD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ARSD
  10. PDH: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PDH
  11. To get an in-depth look at PDH, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PDH stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PDH
  12. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  13. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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