You must have your wits about you in this market.
The European debt crisis, slowing economic growth and panicked investors have been putting downward pressure on the indexes, and even big-name blue chips have been getting crushed.
We’ve seen it happen time and time again. Remember the late 1990s when it seemed like every technology company was going to make you a millionaire? They were flying on hopes and dreams. Not on sales. And certainly not on earnings growth.
And we all know what happened when the day of reckoning came for these tech bubble stocks. With no earnings and no credible plan to ever be profitable, Pets.com, eToys and all the rest were doomed, and pummeled investors’ portfolios in a matter of weeks.
The story is the same today.
Here’s How to Determine Who Will "Pass"
and Who Will "Fail"
I’m Louis Navellier, and I’ve sent you this Special Report for one simple reason: The big-name, so-called "safest" stocks on the market are the biggest threats to your wealth today.
Their profit "progress" in the first half of 2012 is simply unsustainable. The fundamentals are shaky at best and as the market weakens, shares are set to tumble.
That’s why for 2012 I urge you not to sit on your hands. If you truly want to profit over the next three months (and beyond!), you must avoid the weak stocks and follow the fundamentals to the most financially sound companies. That’s where the real money will be made.
Big-Name Stocks Report Card: 32 to Sell NOW
My proprietary stock-rating system just gave these 32 stocks the kiss of death: D and F ratings. If you own them, I urge you to drop all immediately.
|Bank of America (BAC)||Kyocera Corp. (KYO)|
|Bank of New York Mellon (BK)||MetLife Inc. (MET)|
|BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP)||Morgan Stanley (MS)|
|Canon (X)||Nokia (NOK)|
|Carnival Corp. (CCL)||Oracle (ORCL)|
|Charles Schwab (SCHW)||Panasonic (PC)|
|Citigroup (C)||Sears (SHLD) Siemens (SI)|
|Ford (F)||Sony (SNE)|
|General Dynamics Corp. (GD)||Sun Life Financial (SLF)|
|General Motors (GM)||United Technologies Corp. (UTX)|
|Goldman Sachs (GS)||Texas Instruments (TXN)|
|Halliburton Co. (HAL)||Thomson Reuters (TRI)|
|Hess Corp. (HESS)||Transocean (RIG)|
|Hewlett-Packard (HPQ)||Walgreen (WAG)|
|Honda (HMC)||Western Union Co. (WU)|
|Kellogg Co. (K)||Xerox (XRX)|
Still not convinced? Let me break it down even further…
Just take Hess Corp., for example. Even in an environment of rising gas prices this company failed to beat analyst estimates. It has reported a negative earnings surprise for the last four quarters and sales estimates for the upcoming quarter are expected to come in at 2% less than this time last year.
Or what about Texas Instruments? The company reported an 8% decline in sales, a 56% decrease to operating margins, a 60% decline in net income and a 60% drop in eanings per share. Give me a break.
I could go on and on—and on! The situation is similar with all 32 stocks listed above. That’s why I advise you to avoid all 32 at all costs.