10 “Triple F” Stocks to Sell

by Portfolio Grader | January 3, 2014 7:15 am

This week, 10 stocks get F’s (“strong sell”) in Portfolio Grader[1]‘s three main grading categories, Total Grade, Overall Fundamental Grade and Quantitative Grade.

These are the worst of the worst in the entire Portfolio Grader database. This week, there are 4,307 stocks and only these 10 get failing marks in all categories to make the dreaded “Triple F” stocks list. Here they are:

Aeropostale, Inc. (ARO[2]) is a mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories. As of Jan. 3, 2014, 28.3% of outstanding Aeropostale, Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ARO stock[3].

Advantest Corp. Sponsored ADR (ATE[4]) manufactures and sells semiconductor and component test system products, and mechatronics-related products. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ATE stock[5].

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI[6]) produces specialty metals such as titanium alloys and superalloys. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ATI stock[7].

Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd. Sponsored ADR (HMY[8]) is a mining company that 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[9].

Hatteras Financial (HTS[10]) is a mortgage real estate investment trust. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HTS stock[11].

ION Geophysical Corporation (IO[12]) provides geophysical technology, services, and solutions for the global oil and gas industry. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IO stock[13].

Intrepid Potash, Inc. (IPI[14]) mines and markets potash for use as a fertilizer. As of Jan. 3, 2014, 15.9% of outstanding Intrepid Potash, Inc. shares were held short. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 27.89999999999999857891452847979962825775146484375. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IPI stock[15].

McDermott International, Inc. (MDR[16]) is a worldwide energy services company. As of Jan. 3, 2014, 15.4% of outstanding McDermott International, Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MDR stock[17].

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (MLNX[18]) designs and develops semiconductor-based, high-performance interconnect products. As of Jan. 3, 2014, 14.6% of outstanding Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. shares were held short. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 800.3999999999999772626324556767940521240234375. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MLNX stock[19].

American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (MTGE[20]) invests in, finances, and manages a portfolio of mortgage-related investments, such as agency mortgage investments, non-agency mortgage investments and other mortgage-related investments. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 119.7999999999999971578290569595992565155029296875. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MTGE 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. ARO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ARO
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ARO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ARO
  4. ATE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ATE
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ATE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ATE
  6. ATI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ATI
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ATI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ATI
  8. HMY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HMY
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HMY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HMY
  10. HTS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HTS
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HTS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HTS
  12. IO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IO
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IO
  14. IPI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IPI
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IPI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IPI
  16. MDR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MDR
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MDR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MDR
  18. MLNX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MLNX
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MLNX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MLNX
  20. MTGE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MTGE
  21. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MTGE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MTGE
  22. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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