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4 Communications Equipment Stocks to Sell Now

BBOX, SHOR, GCOM, UTSI slump in weekly rankings


The ratings of four Communications Equipment stocks are down this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Black Box (NASDAQ:BBOX) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Black Box is a network infrastructure services provider that offers one-source network infrastructure services for communications systems. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Surprise, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth, BBOX also gets an F. The stock price has fallen 14.1% over the past month, worse than the 4.4% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBOX stock.

ShoreTel (NASDAQ:SHOR) earns a F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). ShoreTel is a provider of Internet Protocol, or IP, unified communications systems for enterprises. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions and Equity. To get an in-depth look at SHOR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SHOR stock.

Globecomm Systems (NASDAQ:GCOM) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. Globecomm Systems provides end-to-end, value-added satellite-based communications solutions. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Surprise. As of Nov. 1, 2012, 10.6% of outstanding Globecomm Systems shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GCOM stock.

Slipping from a C to a D rating, UTStarcom Holdings (NASDAQ:UTSI) takes a hit this week. UTStarcom Holdings provides communications equipment for service providers that operate wireless and wireline networks. Share prices fell 6.7% over the past month. For a full analysis of UTSI stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

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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