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4 Energy Services Stocks to Sell Now

PDS, GLF, PKD, HEK slump in weekly rankings


This week, the ratings of four Energy Services stocks on Portfolio Grader are down. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Precision Drilling‘s (NYSE:PDS) rating falls this week to a F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). Precision Drilling Trust is an integrated oilfield drilling and energy service company providing services to the oil and gas industry. PDS also rates an F in Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Cash Flow. Over the last month, shares of PDS have dropped 3.6%. This is worse than the S&P 500’s 1.6% increase for the same period. For a full analysis of PDS stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, Gulfmark Offshore (NYSE:GLF) drops from a D to a F rating. GulfMark Offshore provides marine support services to the energy industry. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions and Earnings Surprise. The stock price has fallen 8.8% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at GLF, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GLF stock.

The rating of Parker Drilling (NYSE:PKD) declines this week from a D to a F. Parker Drilling provides contract drilling and related services. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth. The price of PKD fell 2.9% from a month ago. For a full analysis of PKD stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Heckmann Corp. (NYSE:HEK) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Heckmann Corporation was incorporated in Delaware on May 29, 2007. It completed an initial public offering on November 16, 2007. It has two operating segments: Domestic Segment and International Segment. The stock also gets an F in Cash Flow. As of Sept. 27, 2012, 22.7% of outstanding Heckmann Corp. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HEK 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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