10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — EXK MCP WLT and more

by Portfolio Grader | November 7, 2013 11:30 am

10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — EXK MCP WLT and more

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 rose 10.9%, the Dow is up 13.2%, and the S&P is up 12.1%.

Shares of Endeavour Silver (NYSE:EXK[2]) have dipped 48.7% since the first of the year. Endeavor Silver is a small-cap silver mining company focused on the growth of its silver production, reserves and resources in Mexico. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EXK stock[3].

Shares of Molycorp, Inc. (NYSE:MCP[4]) have slipped 49.5% since January 1. Molycorp produces rare earth products, including oxides, metals, alloys and magnets for a variety of applications including clean energy technologies, technology, and defense applications. As of Nov. 7, 2013, 20.6% of outstanding Molycorp, Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP stock[5].

Since the first of the year, the price of Walter Energy (NYSE:WLT[6]) is down 49.7%. Walter Energy is a producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. As of Nov. 7, 2013, 13.3% of outstanding Walter Energy shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WLT stock[7].

Shares of Mechel OAO Sponsored ADR (NYSE:MTL[8]) have slumped 53% since January 1. Mechel is a Russian metals and mining company, uniting producers of steel, rolled products, hardware, coal, iron ore concentrate, and nickel. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MTL stock[9].

Shares of NovaGold Resources (AMEX:NG[10]) have fallen 53.3% since January 1. NovaGold Resources explores and develops mineral properties in North America. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NG stock[11].

Share prices of NII Holdings, Inc. Class B (NASDAQ:NIHD[12]) are down 54.1% since the first of the year. NII Holdings provides mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. As of Nov. 7, 2013, 34.6% of outstanding NII Holdings, Inc. Class B shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock[13].

Since the first of the year, IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE:IAG[14]) has dipped 55.4%. 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[15].

Since the first of the year, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP[16]) has tumbled 58.7%. J. C. Penney operates department stores in the United States and Puerto Rico. As of Nov. 7, 2013, 25.2% of outstanding J. C. Penney Company, Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JCP stock[17].

Since January 1, Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd. Sponsored ADR (NYSE:HMY[18]) has plunged 60.2%. 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[19].

Since January 1, Gold Fields Limited Sponsored ADR (NYSE:GFI[20]) has fallen 63%. 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[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. EXK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EXK
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EXK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EXK
  4. MCP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MCP
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MCP
  6. WLT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WLT
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WLT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WLT
  8. MTL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MTL
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MTL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MTL
  10. NG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NG
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NG
  12. NIHD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NIHD
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NIHD
  14. IAG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IAG
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IAG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IAG
  16. JCP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=JCP
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JCP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=JCP
  18. HMY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HMY
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HMY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HMY
  20. GFI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GFI
  21. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GFI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GFI
  22. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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