10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — SHLD DB ACI 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.

Since January 1, Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD) has plunged 24.2%. Sears Holdings is a broadline retailer with full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. As of Sept. 4, 2014, 14.2% of outstanding Sears Holdings Corporation shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SHLD stock.

Since the first of the year, Deutsche Bank (DB) has tumbled 26.4%. 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.

Shares of Arch Coal, Inc. (ACI) have dipped 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 Sept. 4, 2014, 18.1% of outstanding Arch Coal, Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACI stock.

Shares of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR) have slipped 37.5% since January 1. Alpha Natural Resources produces, processes and sells steam and metallurgical coal. As of Sept. 4, 2014, 25.9% 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, Energy XXI (Bermuda) Limited (EXXI) has dipped 38.9%. Energy XXI explores for and produces oil and natural gas. As of Sept. 4, 2014, 12.8% of outstanding Energy XXI (Bermuda) Limited shares were held short. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 25.90. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EXXI stock.

Shares of CGG Sponsored ADR (CGG) have slumped 45.5% 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.

The price of UTi Worldwide (UTIW) is down 46.5% since the first of the year. UTi Worldwide is a supply chain services and solutions company. As of Sept. 4, 2014, 10.4% of outstanding UTi Worldwide shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UTIW stock.

Since the first of the year, Aeropostale, Inc. (ARO) has dipped 50.6%. Aeropostale is a mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories. As of Sept. 4, 2014, 27.4% of outstanding Aeropostale, Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ARO stock.

Shares of Elizabeth Arden, Inc. (RDEN) have sunk 52.1% since the first of the year. Elizabeth Arden manufactures, distributes, and markets prestige fragrances and related skin treatment and cosmetic products for men and women. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RDEN stock.

Shares of Walter Energy (WLT) have slumped 62.2% since January 1. Walter Energy is a producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. As of Sept. 4, 2014, 12.6% of outstanding Walter Energy shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WLT 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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