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5 Chemicals Stocks to Sell Now

BAK, CGA, KRA, SQM, ROC slump in weekly rankings


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

Braskem (NYSE:BAK) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns an F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). Braskem produces and sells basic petrochemicals and thermoplastic resins in Brazil and internationally. The stock also earns F’s in Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth. To get an in-depth look at BAK, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BAK stock.

China Green Agriculture (NYSE:CGA) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. China Green Agriculture engages in the research, development, production, and sale of various types of fertilizers and agricultural products in the People’s Republic of China. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. For a full analysis of CGA stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Kraton Performance Polymers’ (NYSE:KRA) rating weakens this week, dropping to an F versus last week’s D. 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. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. Margin Growth and Sales Growth also get F’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KRA stock.

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile produces and distributes fertilizers, iodine, lithium and other industrial chemicals. To get an in-depth look at SQM, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SQM stock.

Rockwood Holdings (NYSE:ROC) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. 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 rates an F in Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ROC 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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