9 “Triple F” Stocks to Sell

These stocks get failing marks in every main Portfolio Grader category

   
9 “Triple F” Stocks to Sell

This week, nine stocks get F’s (“strong sell”) in Portfolio Grader‘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 4,292 stocks and only these nine get failing marks in all categories to make the dreaded “Triple F” stocks list. Here they are:

Aeropostale, Inc. (ARO) is a mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories. Since January 1, ARO has slumped 1.2%. This is worse than the S&P 500, which has remained flat over the same period. As of Jan. 17, 2014, 31.2% of outstanding Aeropostale, Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ARO stock.

Advantest Corp. Sponsored ADR (ATE) manufactures and sells semiconductor and component test system products, and mechatronics-related products. The price of ATE is down 3.3% since the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ATE stock.

Gafisa S.A. Sponsored ADR (GFA) acquires, operates, and develops real estate. The price of GFA has slipped 12.1% since the start of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GFA stock.

Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd. Sponsored ADR (HMY) 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.

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

Intrepid Potash, Inc. (IPI) mines and markets potash for use as a fertilizer. Shares of IPI have slipped 1.3% since the first of the year. As of Jan. 17, 2014, 13.7% of outstanding Intrepid Potash, Inc. shares were held short. Trade volume rose notably over the past week, up 97.2%. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 28.90. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IPI stock.

McDermott International, Inc. (MDR) is a worldwide energy services company. As of Jan. 17, 2014, 14.4% of outstanding McDermott International, Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MDR stock.

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (MLNX) designs and develops semiconductor-based, high-performance interconnect products. Since the first of the year, MLNX has slid 2.5%. As of Jan. 17, 2014, 13.5% of outstanding Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. shares were held short. Trade volume has increased significantly over the past week, down 875.5%. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 814.00. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MLNX stock.

American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (MTGE) 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 has a trailing PE Ratio of 126.20. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MTGE 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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