6 Chemicals Stocks to Sell Now

AGU, MOS, APD, LXU, CHMT, VHI slump in weekly rankings

   
6 Chemicals Stocks to Sell Now

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

Agrium (AGU) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns an F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). Agrium is a major retail supplier of agricultural products and services in the Americas, as well as a global producer and marketer of agricultural nutrients and industrial products. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Surprise, AGU also gets an F. To get an in-depth look at AGU, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AGU stock.

The Mosaic Company (MOS) earns an F this week, falling from last week’s grade of D. Mosaic produces and distributes crop nutrients to the agricultural communities located in North America and other countries. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Sales Growth. For a full analysis of MOS stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.’s (APD) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. Air Products and Chemicals supplies hydrogen and helium for industrial use worldwide. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of APD stock.

LSB Industries, Inc. (LXU) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a D to an F. LSB manufactures and sells chemical products for the mining, agricultural, and industrial markets. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, Cash Flow and Margin Growth. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 30.30. For a full analysis of LXU stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Chemtura Corporation (CHMT) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s D to an F. Chemtura manufactures and markets a number of polymer and specialty chemical products. In Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions and Margin Growth the stock gets F’s. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 312.80. To get an in-depth look at CHMT, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CHMT stock.

Valhi, Inc.’s (VHI) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Valhi is in the chemicals and waste management business. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Margin Growth and Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VHI 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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