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 January 1, Cementos Pacasmayo SAA Sponsored ADR () has plunged 18.9%. Cementos Pacasmayo engages in producing, manufacturing, distributing and selling cement blocks, cement bricks, concrete pre-mixed bricks and other construction materials, and its by-products in the northern part of Peru. .
Share prices of Cencosud S.A. Sponsored ADR () are down 19.3% since the first of the year. Cencosud operates as a multi-brand retailer in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Colombia. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 56.90. .
Shares of FTI Consulting, Inc. () have dipped 20.6% since the first of the year. FTI Consulting provides corporate finance and restructuring, economic, forensic and litigation, strategic communications, and technology consulting services. As of March 27, 2014, 11.6% of outstanding FTI Consulting, Inc. shares were held short. .
Since the first of the year, RentACenter, Inc. () has tumbled 22.4%. Rent-A-Center operates in the rent-to-own industry in the United States. As of March 27, 2014, 18% of outstanding RentACenter, Inc. shares were held short. .
Shares of Clean Energy Fuels () have fallen 30.8% since January 1. Clean Energy Fuels sells natural gas fueling solutions to its customers mainly in the United States and Canada. As of March 27, 2014, 18.9% of outstanding Clean Energy Fuels shares were held short. .
Shares of UTi Worldwide () have sunk 30.8% since the first of the year. UTi Worldwide is a supply chain services and solutions company. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, up 163.5% from the week prior. .
Since the first of the year, Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. () has dipped 31.2%. Alpha Natural Resources produces, processes and sells steam and metallurgical coal. As of March 27, 2014, 24.1% of outstanding Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. shares were held short. .
Shares of Aeropostale, Inc. () have slumped 34.1% since January 1. Aeropostale is a mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories. As of March 27, 2014, 26.5% of outstanding Aeropostale, Inc. shares were held short. .
Since January 1, Weight Watchers International, Inc. () has fallen 37.4%. Weight Watchers is a provider of weight management services, operating globally through a network of company-owned and franchise operations. As of March 27, 2014, 20.5% of outstanding Weight Watchers International, Inc. shares were held short. Shares of the stock are being traded at a very rapid pace, up 104.5% from the week prior. .
Since the first of the year, the price of Walter Energy () is down 48.6%. Walter Energy is a producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. As of March 27, 2014, 13.3% of outstanding Walter Energy shares were held short. .
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