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7 Metal and Mining Stocks to Sell

The global manufacturing sector continues to face headwinds


Precious metals are in focus as uncertainty reigns in the market, but don’t think it means that all metal and mining stocks are a good investment. Many of these companies also deal with base metals like aluminum and copper — commodities in scarce demand as the global manufacturing sector continues to see headwinds.

I watch more than 5,000 publicly traded companies with my Portfolio Grader tool, ranking companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. This week, I’ve got seven metal and mining stocks to sell.

Here they are, in alphabetical order. Each one of these stocks gets a “D” or “F” according to my research, meaning it is a “sell” or “strong sell.”

Agnico-Eagle Mines (NYSE:AEM) is a Canadian-based international gold producer. AEM stock has had a rough year, down 44% since the start of 2011.

Aluminum Corp. of China (NYSE:ACH) produces alumina, primary aluminum and aluminum fabrication in the People’s Republic. Like other metal and mining stocks, ACH has dropped big — 50% year-to-date.

ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT) is a global steel producer that shipped approximately 85 million tons of steel in 2010. MT stock has been one of the biggest losers, down 60% year-to-date.

HudBay Minerals Inc. (NYSE:HBM) owns copper, zinc and gold mines, ore concentrators and zinc production facilities all across North America. A 50% loss year-to-date for HBM stock has shareholders questioning their initial investment.

Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold (NYSE:FCX) is a mining company that works with copper, gold and other metals. Since the start of 2011, FCX stock has dipped 42%.

United States Steel (NYSE:X) is a producer of integrated steel products headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. Year-to-date, its stock has dropped 60% compared to a loss of just 1% for the Dow Jones.

Vale (NYSE:VALE) works with nickel, iron ore and iron ore pellets, manganese ore, ferroalloys, aluminum, fertilizers, copper and coal. VALE stock is down 34% year-to-date, compared to much smaller losses by the broader markets.

Get more analysis of these picks and other publicly traded stocks with Louis Navellier’s Portfolio Grader tool, a 100% free stock-rating tool that measures both quantitative buying pressure and eight fundamental factors.

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