10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — HLF XCO GTI 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, Herbalife (HLF) has plunged 18.4%. Herbalife is a network marketing company that sells weight management, nutritional supplement and personal care products. As of March 5, 2015, 33.8% of outstanding Herbalife shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HLF stock.

Shares of EXCO Resources, Inc. (XCO) have slumped 19.2% since the first of the year. EXCO Resources is an oil and natural gas company involved in the exploration, exploitation, development and production of onshore North American oil and natural gas properties. As of March 5, 2015, 12.4% of outstanding EXCO Resources, Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of XCO stock.

Share prices of Graftech International Ltd (GTI) are down 20.4% since the first of the year. GrafTech International is a manufacturer of the range of high quality graphite electrodes, products essential to the production of electric arc furnace steel and various other ferrous and nonferrous metals. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GTI stock.

Since the first of the year, Natural Resource Partners (NRP) has tumbled 21%. Natural Resource Partners owns and manages coal properties in Appalachia, the Illinois Basin, and the Western United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NRP stock.

Shares of Empresas ICA SAB de CV Sponsored ADR (ICA) have dipped 26.5% since the first of the year. Empresas ICA S.A.B. de C.V. offers engineering and construction services. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 28.00. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ICA stock.

Since the first of the year, the price of Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (MHR) is down 27.8%. Magnum Hunter Resources explores for oil and natural gas. As of March 5, 2015, 20.8% of outstanding Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MHR stock.

Since the first of the year, Braskem S.A. Sponsored ADR Pfd Class A (BAK) has tumbled 28.3%. Braskem produces and sells basic petrochemicals and thermoplastic resins in Brazil and internationally. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BAK stock.

Shares of AIXTRON SE Sponsored ADR (AIXG) have slumped 29.2% since the first of the year. Aixtron provides deposition equipment, such as that used in lighting, fiber optic communication systems, and mobile telephone applications, to the semiconductor industry. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AIXG stock.

Shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (HLX) have slipped 30% since January 1. Helix Energy Solutions is a marine contractor and operator of offshore oil and gas properties and production facilities. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HLX stock.

Since the first of the year, Ocwen Financial Corporation (OCN) has dipped 63%. Ocwen Financial is a diversified financial services holding company. As of March 5, 2015, 22.6% of outstanding Ocwen Financial Corporation shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OCN 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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