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5 Internet and Web Service Stocks to Sell Now

LPSN, XOXO, MCHX, LOGM, VOCS slump in weekly rankings


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

LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. LivePerson provides technology that facilitates real-time sales and customer service for companies doing business on the Internet. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Revisions, LPSN also gets an F. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 111.80. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LPSN stock.

This week, XO Group’s (NYSE:XOXO) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. XO Group is a lifestage media company targeting couples planning their weddings and future lives together. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 29.40. To get an in-depth look at XOXO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of XOXO stock.

This is a rough week for Marchex (NASDAQ:MCHX). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Marchex offers call-based advertising and related services, pay-per-click advertising and related services and proprietary traffic sources. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. For a full analysis of MCHX stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

LogMeIn Inc. (NASDAQ:LOGM) earns an F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). LogMeIn offers remote connectivity services to computers for mobile professionals, and help desk and systems administrators worldwide. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions and Margin Growth. The stock price has dropped 29.1% over the past month, worse than the 0.7% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. As of Feb. 22, 2013, 12.4% of outstanding LogMeIn Inc. shares were held short. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 128.10. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LOGM stock.

The rating of Vocus (NASDAQ:VOCS) declines this week from C to a D. Vocus provides cloud marketing software that enables businesses attract, engage, and retain customers in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Morocco. The stock also gets an F in Equity. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 17.5% over the past month. For a full analysis of VOCS 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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