10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — RCII ACI WTW and more

This week, these ten stocks have the worst year-to-date performance. Each of these also rates an “F” (“strong sell”) on Portfolio Grader.

Shares of RentACenter, Inc. (RCII) have slumped 26% since January 1. Rent-A-Center operates in the rent-to-own industry in the United States. As of Aug. 14, 2014, 16.1% of outstanding RentACenter, Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RCII stock.

The price of Arch Coal, Inc. (ACI) has fallen 27.9% since the first of the year. Arch Coal produces coal and sells it to power plants, steel mills, and industrial facilities. As of Aug. 14, 2014, 16.8% of outstanding Arch Coal, Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACI stock.

Shares of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WTW) have slumped 28.3% since the first of the year. Weight Watchers is a provider of weight management services, operating globally through a network of company-owned and franchise operations. As of Aug. 14, 2014, 23.5% of outstanding Weight Watchers International, Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WTW stock.

Shares of Deutsche Bank (DB) have slipped 28.5% since January 1. Deutsche Bank provides investment banking products and services to individuals, corporations, and institutions worldwide. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DB stock.

Since the first of the year, Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR) has dipped 40.6%. Alpha Natural Resources produces, processes and sells steam and metallurgical coal. As of Aug. 14, 2014, 25.7% of outstanding Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR stock.

Since the first of the year, Elizabeth Arden, Inc. (RDEN) has tumbled 43.1%. Elizabeth Arden manufactures, distributes, and markets prestige fragrances and related skin treatment and cosmetic products for men and women. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 127.40. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RDEN stock.

Shares of UTi Worldwide (UTIW) have fallen 44.2% since January 1. UTi Worldwide is a supply chain services and solutions company. As of Aug. 14, 2014, 10.6% of outstanding UTi Worldwide shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UTIW stock.

Share prices of CGG Sponsored ADR (CGG) are down 44.2% since the first of the year. CGG provides geophysical services and software products and manufactures geophysical equipment. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CGG stock.

Since January 1, Walter Energy (WLT) has fallen 56.1%. Walter Energy is a producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. As of Aug. 14, 2014, 12.6% of outstanding Walter Energy shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WLT stock.

Shares of Aeropostale, Inc. (ARO) have dipped 61.2% since the first of the year. Aeropostale is a mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories. As of Aug. 14, 2014, 29.5% of outstanding Aeropostale, Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ARO 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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