7 “Triple F” Stocks to Sell

This week, seven stocks get F’s (“strong sell”) in Portfolio Grader‘s three main grading categories, Total Grade, Overall Fundamental Grade and Quantitative Grade.

These are the worst of the worst in the entire Portfolio Grader database. This week, there are 4,283 stocks and only these seven get failing marks in all categories to make the dreaded “Triple F” stocks list. Here they are:

Aeropostale, Inc. (ARO) is a mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories. Since January 1, ARO has slumped 70.6%. This is worse than the S&P 500, which has remained flat over the same period. As of Dec. 12, 2014, 24.5% of outstanding Aeropostale, Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ARO stock.

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) produces specialty metals such as titanium alloys and superalloys. The volume of trades has grown significantly in the past week, up 214.5%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ATI stock.

IAMGOLD Corporation (IAG) is involved in the exploration for, and development and production of mineral resource properties throughout the world. Since the first of the year, IAG has dropped 25%. Trade volume rose notably over the past week, up 121.4%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IAG stock.

ION Geophysical Corporation (IO) provides geophysical technology, services and solutions for the global oil and gas industry. Since the first of the year, IO has slid 21.9%. Trade volume has increased significantly over the past week, up 153%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IO stock.

McDermott International, Inc. (MDR) is a worldwide energy services company. Since January 1, MDR has tumbled 60.2%. As of Dec. 12, 2014, 16.1% of outstanding McDermott International, Inc. shares were held short. The volume of trades has grown significantly in the past week, up 269.2%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MDR stock.

American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (MTGE) invests in, finances, and manages a portfolio of mortgage-related investments, such as agency mortgage investments, non-agency mortgage investments and other mortgage-related investments. Trade volume has increased significantly over the past week, up 131.4%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MTGE stock.

Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM) acquires, explores and develops mineral properties. The price of NEM has slipped 15.9% since the start of the year. Trade volume rose notably over the past week, up 164.1%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NEM 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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