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 beginning of the year, the Nasdaq increased 10.9%, the Dow is up 13.2%, and the S&P has increased 12.1%.
Since the first of the year, Mechel OAO Sponsored ADR (NYSE:) has dipped 50%. Mechel is a Russian metals and mining company, uniting producers of steel, rolled products, hardware, coal, iron ore concentrate, and nickel. .
Since the first of the year, Endeavour Silver (NYSE:) has tumbled 50%. Endeavor Silver is a small-cap silver mining company focused on the growth of its silver production, reserves and resources in Mexico. .
Since January 1, Rubicon Minerals Corporation (AMEX:) has plunged 52%. Rubicon Minerals explores for gold deposits in the Red Lake gold camp of Canada, as well as Nevada and Alaska. .
Since January 1, NovaGold Resources (AMEX:) has fallen 53.3%. NovaGold Resources explores and develops mineral properties in North America. .
Since the first of the year, Eldorado Gold Corporation (NYSE:) has dipped 54.3%. Eldorado Gold acquires, explores, and develops mineral properties. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 35.80. .
Shares of Walter Energy (NYSE:) have slumped 56.7% since the first of the year. Walter Energy is a producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. As of Oct. 17, 2013, 13.3% of outstanding Walter Energy shares were held short. .
The price of J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:) is down 59.2% since the first of the year. J. C. Penney operates department stores in the United States and Puerto Rico. As of Oct. 17, 2013, 27.4% of outstanding J. C. Penney Company, Inc. shares were held short. .
Shares of IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE:) have slipped 60.7% since January 1. Iamgold is involved in the exploration for, and development and production of mineral resource properties throughout the world. .
Shares of Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd. Sponsored ADR (NYSE:) have fallen 62.7% since January 1. Harmony Gold Mining is a mining company which produces gold from its operations in the district of Virginia, Orange Free State. .
Shares of Gold Fields Limited Sponsored ADR (NYSE:) have dipped 63.9% since the first of the year. Gold Fields is engaged in the mining, exploration, extraction, processing, and smelting of gold. .
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.