10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — DDD AUY OCN 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 3D Systems Corporation (DDD) have slipped 59.6% since January 1. 3D Systems engages in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and servicing of 3D printers and related products, print materials, and services. As of Sept. 4, 2015, 33.6% of outstanding 3D Systems Corporation shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DDD stock.

Shares of Yamana Gold (AUY) have slumped 61% since the first of the year. Yamana Gold is a gold producer with significant gold production, gold development stage properties, exploration properties, and land positions in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, and Colombia. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AUY stock.

Since the first of the year, the price of Ocwen Financial Corporation (OCN) is down 62.6%. Ocwen Financial is a diversified financial services holding company. As of Sept. 4, 2015, 24.4% of outstanding Ocwen Financial Corporation shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OCN stock.

Since January 1, Bill Barrett Corporation (BBG) has plunged 63%. Bill Barrett explores for and develops oil and natural gas in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. As of Sept. 4, 2015, 26.2% of outstanding Bill Barrett Corporation shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBG stock.

The price of Avon Products, Inc. (AVP) has fallen 63.5% since the first of the year. Avon manufactures and markets beauty, fashion and home products globally. As of Sept. 4, 2015, 17.4% of outstanding Avon Products, Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AVP stock.

Shares of Empresas ICA SAB de CV Sponsored ADR (ICA) have dipped 65.3% since the first of the year. Empresas ICA S.A.B. de C.V. offers engineering and construction services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ICA stock.

Since the first of the year, Natural Resource Partners (NRP) has tumbled 71%. 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 January 1, Stone Energy Corporation (SGY) has plunged 71.7%. 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 Sept. 4, 2015, 15.4% of outstanding Stone Energy Corporation shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SGY stock.

Share prices of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (HLX) are down 73.2% since the first of the year. 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.

Shares of Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) have slumped 80.2% since the first of the year. Peabody Energy mines steal, coal, and metallurgical coal to sell to electric utilities and industrial customers. As of Sept. 4, 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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