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3 Chemicals Stocks to Sell Now

KRA, ROC, IPHS slump in weekly rankings


For the current week, the overall ratings of three Chemicals stocks are worse, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Kraton Performance Polymers’ (NYSE:KRA) rating falls this week to an F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. formerly known as Polymer Holdings LLC currently conducts its business through a Delaware limited liability Company, and its consolidated subsidiaries. On or prior to the closing of this offering, TJ Chemical Holdings LLC, or TJ Chemical, would be merged into Kraton, at which time it would be owned directly by affiliates of TPG Capital, L. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth, KRA also gets F’s. To get an in-depth look at KRA, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KRA stock.

Rockwood Holdings’ (NYSE:ROC) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. Rockwood Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware in September 2000. It is a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of value-added specialty chemicals and advanced materials used for industrial and commercial purposes. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. For a full analysis of ROC stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

The rating of Innophos Holdings (NASDAQ:IPHS) slips from C to a D. Innophos Holdings produces phosphate salts, acids, and related products. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Surprise. The stock price has dropped 7.9% over the past month, worse than the 0.7% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IPHS 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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