10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — BBG FCX DDD 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 the first of the year, the price of Bill Barrett Corporation (BBG) is down 58.3%. Bill Barrett explores for and develops oil and natural gas in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. As of Aug. 27, 2015, 26.2% of outstanding Bill Barrett Corporation shares were held short. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, up 215.9% from the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBG stock.

Shares of Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. (FCX) have dipped 59% since the first of the year. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold is a copper, gold, and molybdenum mining company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FCX stock.

The price of 3D Systems Corporation (DDD) has fallen 61.5% since the first of the year. 3D Systems engages in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and servicing of 3D printers and related products, print materials, and services. As of Aug. 27, 2015, 33.6% of outstanding 3D Systems Corporation shares were held short. Shares of the stock are being traded at a very rapid pace, up 115.3% from the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DDD stock.

Trade volume is up 220.7% from the previous week. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CSTM stock.

Since January 1, Ocwen Financial Corporation (OCN) has plunged 68%. Ocwen Financial is a diversified financial services holding company. As of Aug. 27, 2015, 24.4% of outstanding Ocwen Financial Corporation shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OCN stock.

Share prices of Empresas ICA SAB de CV Sponsored ADR (ICA) are down 69.4% since the first of the year. Empresas ICA S.A.B. de C.V. offers engineering and construction services. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, up 335.2% from the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ICA stock.

Shares of Natural Resource Partners (NRP) have sunk 72% since the first of the year. 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.

Since the first of the year, Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (HLX) has tumbled 73.6%. Helix Energy Solutions is a marine contractor and operator of offshore oil and gas properties and production facilities. Shares of the stock are being traded at a very rapid pace, up 276.5% from the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HLX stock.

Since January 1, Stone Energy Corporation (SGY) has fallen 76.6%. Stone Energy is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development and operation of oil and gas properties. As of Aug. 27, 2015, 15.4% of outstanding Stone Energy Corporation shares were held short. Trade volume is up 221.9% from the previous week. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SGY stock.

Shares of Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) have fallen 79.1% since January 1. Peabody Energy mines steal, coal, and metallurgical coal to sell to electric utilities and industrial customers. As of Aug. 27, 2015, 34.3% of outstanding Peabody Energy Corporation shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BTU 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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