by Portfolio Grader | November 1, 2013 2:15 pm
The ratings of four Chemicals stocks are down this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).
The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) 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. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Sales Growth, MOS also gets an F. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MOS stock.
Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE:IPI) 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 9.3% over the past month, worse than the 1.7% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. As of Nov. 1, 2013, 18.1% of outstanding Intrepid Potash, Inc. shares were held short. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 28.20. To get an in-depth look at IPI, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IPI stock.
This is a rough week for Olin Corporation (NYSE:OLN). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Olin Corporation manufactures and sells chlorine, caustic soda, sodium hydrosulfite, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen, sodium chlorate, bleach products, and potassium hydroxide. As of Nov. 1, 2013, 12.1% of outstanding Olin Corporation shares were held short. For a full analysis of OLN stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
The rating of Arabian American Development Company (NYSE:ARSD) slips from a C to a D. 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.
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