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4 Capital Markets Stocks to Sell Now

CNS, ETFC, DUF, SWS slump in weekly rankings


The overall ratings of four Capital Markets stocks are down on Portfolio Grader this week. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Cohen & Steers (NYSE:CNS) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Cohen & Steers manages income-oriented equity portfolios, with a focus on real estate securities, large cap value stocks, utilities and listed infrastructure, and preferred securities. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Surprise, CNS also gets an F. The stock price has dropped 10% over the past month, worse than the 3.7% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For a full analysis of CNS stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

E*TRADE (NASDAQ:ETFC) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns a F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). E*TRADE is a financial services company that provides online brokerage and related products and services to individual retail investors. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 13.3% over the past month. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 33.70. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ETFC stock.

Slipping from a C to a D rating, Duff & Phelps (NYSE:DUF) takes a hit this week. Duff & Phelps provides independent financial advisory and investment banking services. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Surprise. Share prices fell 11% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at DUF, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DUF stock.

This is a rough week for SWS Group (NYSE:SWS). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. SWS Group is a financial services holding company that delivers a range of investment, commercial banking and related financial services its customers, which include to individual, corporate and institutional investors, governmental entities and financial intermediaries. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Revisions. The stock price has fallen 28.5% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWS 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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