5 Construction and Engineering Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | February 20, 2014 9:00 am

5 Construction and Engineering Stocks to Sell Now

This week, the ratings of five construction and engineering stocks on Portfolio Grader[1] are down. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

This week, Tutor Perini Corporation (TPC[2]) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). Tutor Perini is a construction services company. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Surprise and Sales Growth, TPC also gets F’s. The stock price has dropped 8.6% over the past month, worse than the 1.7% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. To get an in-depth look at TPC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TPC stock[3].

Pike Corp’s (PIKE[4]) rating falls this week to an F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). Pike Electric is a third-party provider of outsourced electric distribution and transmission services in the United States. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Margin Growth and Sales Growth. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 34.70. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PIKE stock[5].

This week, Jacobs Engineering Group (JEC[6]) drops from a C to a D rating. Jacobs Engineering Group provides a broad range of technical, professional, and construction services to a large number of industrial, commercial, and governmental clients around the world. At $60.27, the stock is below the 50-day moving average of $61.35. For a full analysis of JEC stock, visit Portfolio Grader[7].

Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (STRL[8]) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a D to an F. Sterling Instruction Company is a heavy civil construction company that specializes in the building, reconstruction and repair of transportation and water infrastructure. To get an in-depth look at STRL, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STRL stock[9].

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD[10]) earns an F this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock is in the business of marine construction and commercial and industrial demolition. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, Cash Flow and Margin Growth. At $7.81, the stock is under the 50-day moving average of $8.54. For a full analysis of GLDD stock, visit Portfolio Grader[11].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[12] 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[13].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. TPC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TPC
  3. To get an in-depth look at TPC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TPC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TPC
  4. PIKE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PIKE
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PIKE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PIKE
  6. JEC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=JEC
  7. For a full analysis of JEC stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=JEC
  8. STRL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STRL
  9. To get an in-depth look at STRL, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STRL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STRL
  10. GLDD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GLDD
  11. For a full analysis of GLDD stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GLDD
  12. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  13. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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