by Portfolio Grader | October 26, 2012 6:00 pm
This week, nine stocks get F’s (“strong strong”) 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 4,140 stocks and only these nine get failing marks in all categories to make the dreaded “Triple F” stocks list. Here they are:
AVX (NYSE:AVX) is a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of passive electronic components, such as film capacitors and filters, and related products. Since January 1, AVX has slumped 24.9%. This is worse than the S&P 500, which has seen a 12.3% increase over the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AVX stock.
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices that are used in a range of interventional medical specialties. Shares of BSX stock have fallen 4% since January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BSX stock.
HudBay Minerals (NYSE:HBM) is a mining company that mines and produces zinc, copper, gold, and silver. Shares of HBM have slipped 5.8% since the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBM stock.
International Rectifier (NYSE:IRF) is engaged in the design, manufacture, and marketing of power management semiconductors. Shares of IRF are trading 21.6% lower than at the start of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IRF stock.
J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) operates department stores in the United States and Puerto Rico. Since the start of the year, JCP has declined 26.1%. As of Oct. 26, 28.5% of outstanding J.C. Penney shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JCP stock.
Mechel (NYSE:MTL) is a Russian metals and mining company, uniting producers of steel, rolled products, hardware, coal, iron ore concentrate, and nickel. Since the first of the year, MTL has slid 22.6%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MTL stock.
NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD) provides mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. Since January 1, NIHD has tumbled 67.2%. As of Oct. 26, 34.7% of outstanding NII Holdings shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock.
TransAlta (NYSE:TAC) operates as a wholesale power generator and marketer in Canada, the United States and Australia. Since January 1, TAC has slumped 25.7%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TAC stock.
TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ:TQNT) supplies communications companies with modules, components and foundry services. As of Oct. 26, 10.5% of outstanding TriQuint Semiconductor shares were held short. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 100.2. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TQNT 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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