3 Pharmaceutical Stocks to Sell Now

CORT, VVUS, CEMP slump in weekly rankings

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

Corcept Therapeutics’ (NASDAQ:CORT) rating falls this week to an F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). Corcept Therapeutics engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of severe metabolic and psychiatric disorders. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Equity and Cash Flow, CORT also gets F’s. The stock price has fallen 20.7% over the past month, worse than the 0.6% increase the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CORT stock.

VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. VIVUS is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development and commercialization of therapeutic products for large underserved markets. The stock also rates an F in Equity. Share prices fell 9.3% over the past month. As of March 1, 2013, 23.9% of outstanding VIVUS Inc. shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at VVUS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VVUS stock.

Cempra Holdings LLC (NASDAQ:CEMP) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. Cempra, Inc. manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products. It is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, which focuses on developing antibiotics to meet critical unmet medical needs in the treatment of bacterial infectious diseases, particularly respiratory tract infections and skin and skin st… The stock gets F’s in Equity and Cash Flow. For a full analysis of CEMP 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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