3 Service Stocks to Sell Now

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

Coinstar (CSTR) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Coinstar is a multi-national company that offers solutions for storefronts, including self-service coin counting, entertainment services, and self-service DVD kiosks. For Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Momentum, CSTR also gets an F. As of Oct. 17, 2013, 34.2% of outstanding Coinstar shares were held short. For a full analysis of CSTR stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WTW) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns an F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). Weight Watchers is a provider of weight management services, operating globally through a network of company-owned and franchise operations. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. The stock price has fallen 9.9% over the past month, worse than the 1.7% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. As of Feb. 10, 2014, 21% of outstanding Weight Watchers International, Inc. shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at WTW, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WTW stock.

Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (UTI) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. Universal Technical Institute is a provider of postsecondary education for students seeking careers as automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, Margin Growth and Sales Growth. At $12.20, the stock is under the 50-day moving average of $13.81. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 162.80. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UTI 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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