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4 Diversified Utilities Stocks to Sell Now

CNP, NWE, D, TE slump in weekly rankings


This week, the overall grades of four Diversified Utilities stocks are lower, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

CenterPoint Energy’s (NYSE:CNP) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. CenterPoint Energy is a public utility holding company that operates electric transmission and distribution facilities, interstate pipelines, and facilities for gathering, processing, and treating natural gas. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Sales Growth, CNP also gets an F. For a full analysis of CNP stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, NorthWestern Corp.’s (NYSE:NWE) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. NorthWestern provides electricity and natural gas in the Upper Midwest and Northwest serving customers in Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NWE stock.

This week, Dominion Resources (NYSE:D) drops from C to a D rating. Dominion Resources provides electricity, natural gas and related services to customers mainly in the eastern region of the United States. The stock gets F’s in Cash Flow and Sales Growth. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 26.50. To get an in-depth look at D, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of D stock.

TECO Energy’s (NYSE:TE) rating falls this week to an F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). TECO is an energy-related holding company with businesses engaged in regulating electric and gas utility operations, coal mining, and unregulated electric generation. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TE 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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