35 Aggressive Stocks on a Slippery Slope Right Now

The “washing machine” market is still in full force. Most stocks aren’t really going anywhere, they’re simply sloshing back and forth. That means right now remains an ideal time to continue trimming the dead weight in your portfolio. In today’s blog, I’ll reveal to you 35 aggressive stocks currently on a slippery slope.

Now, all 35 of these stocks currently have either a D- or an F-rating in my Portfolio Grader system. For that reason, I cannot recommend any of these companies as worthwhile investments for any investor to own right now.

Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AAOI Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. F D D
AKG Asanko Gold, Inc. D D D
ARDX Ardelyx, Inc. F C D
ASNA Ascena Retail Group, Inc. D D D
AUPH Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. F C D
BCEI Bonanza Creek Energy Inc F C F
BNED Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. D D D
BW Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc D C D
CBI Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. NV F D D
CRHM CRH Medical Corporation F B D
CRVS Corvus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. D C D
DRYS DryShips Inc. F C F
ERYP ERYTech Pharma SA D C D
FMSA Fairmount Santrol Holdings, Inc. D C D
FOSL Fossil Group, Inc. C D D
IMDZ Immune Design Corp. D C D
INAP Internap Corporation D B D
INSY Insys Therapeutics, Inc. D D D
JILL J.Jill, Inc. F B D
LIVX LiveXLive Media Inc D C D
MLNT Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. F C F
NH NantHealth, Inc. D C D
ORIG Ocean Rig UDW Inc F C D
PACB Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. F C F
PES Pioneer Energy Services Corp. D C D
PGH Pengrowth Energy Corporation D C D
PLSE Pulse Biosciences, Inc. D C D
PRTK Paratek Pharmaceuticals Inc F C D
SFS Smart & Final Stores, Inc. F D F
SHLD Sears Holdings Corporation F D F
SNCR Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. D C D
TRVG trivago N.V. F D F
TTPH Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. D B D
VRAY ViewRay, Inc. D C D
WIN Windstream Holdings, Inc. F C F

How do I know these stocks are dangerous investments right now? Simple. I checked all of them in my Portfolio Grader tool.

When you run your holdings through this screening tool, take note of each stock’s Quantitative Grade (the current level of institutional buying pressure) and each stock’s Fundamental Grade (a weighted blend of eight financial metrics). Also check which of your stocks are rated as Conservative, Moderately Aggressive or Aggressive. Shoot to have 60% of your holdings in Conservative stocks, 30% in Moderately Aggressive and 10% in Aggressive.

I can’t stress this last point enough because aggressive stocks will be the first ones to take a beating during a correction. That’s why you want to limit your exposure to these “spicier” stocks.

To wrap up today, the best thing you can do to prepare (and to weather the current trading activity) is invest solely in companies with the best earnings prospects. Of course, the best place to start is to run your portfolio through my Portfolio Grader screening tool.

Until next time,

Louis Navellier

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