December 21, 2011 at 14:25 PM EST
5 Cruise and Car Stocks to Sell
Cruises and new cars are becoming too luxurious for the recession-weary investor not lucky enough to win a showcase showdown on the Price Is Right.
Are you thinking about taking a cruise anytime soon? How about buying a new car?
No? Well, not surprisingly, many investors are feeling the same way. In this economy, people are scaling back and saving up. That new car is being eschewed for auto maintenance, and that Disney cruise with the family is being sidelined for a road trip to your Aunt Mary’s. Although the auto industry isn’t as bad as it was during the bailouts, companies like Ford (NYSE:F) and General Motors (NYSE:GM) haven’t exactly been bastions of growth and excitement, save for Ford’s late-to-the-party, lower-than-average dividend payout.
I watch more than 5,000 publicly traded companies with my Portfolio Grader tool, ranking companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. This week, I’ve got five automotive and international cruise line stocks to sell.
Here they are, in alphabetical order. Each one of these stocks gets a “D” or “F” according to my research, meaning it is a “sell” or “strong sell.”
Carnival (NYSE:CCL) is an international cruise company. In the last 12 months, CCL shareholders have watched the stock slip 29%. CCL stock gets a “D” for operating margin growth and a “D” for cash flow. For more information, view my complete analysis of CCL stock.
Ford (NYSE:F) is likely the most well-known American automaker. Year-to-date, F stock is down 37% compared to a gain of 4% for the Dow Jones Industrials. F stock gets a “D” for operating margin growth and a “D” for earnings growth in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of F stock.
General Motors (NYSE:GM) is another giant global automotive maker. Since the start of 2011, GM stock has lost a staggering 45% compared to gains by the broader markets. GM stock gets an “F” for earnings growth, an “F” for earnings momentum and a “D” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of GM stock.
Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI) provides a variety of products, including automotive interiors and energy-saving products for buildings. JCI has suffered a loss of 22%, year-to-date. JCI stocks gets a “D” for operating margin growth, a “D” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street and a “D” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of JCI stock.
Royal Caribbean (NYSE:RCL) is the second large cruise line that makes the list. Since the start of 2011, RCL is down 48% compared to gains by the broader markets. RCL stock gets an “F” for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of RCL stock.
Get more analysis of these picks and other publicly traded stocks with Louis Navellier’s Portfolio Grader tool, a 100% free stock-rating tool that measures both quantitative buying pressure and eight fundamental factors.
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