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Alberto Abaterusso
Alberto Abaterusso
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3 Stocks to Sell

These stocks are expected to underperform

September 04, 2019 | About:

As of Sept. 3, the following stocks have reported losses over the past several years.

They are expected to continue to record negative margins as sell-side analysts on Wall Street have issued underweight recommendation ratings for all three of them.

These companies also disappoint shareholders in terms of dividend yield, as they either significantly underperform the S&P 500 Index’s yield or do not pay a dividend. The S&P 500 Index yielded 1.93% as of Tuesday.

As a result, investors may want to consider reducing their positions in the following securities.

Community Health Systems Inc.'s (NYSE:CYH) stock has declined 8.51% so far this year, 28.53% over the last 52 weeks and 94% over the past five years.

The medical care company closed at $2.51 per share on Tuesday for a market capitalization of $296.3 million. The stock has a price-sales ratio of 0.02 versus the industry median of 1.58.

Community Health Systems doesn’t pay a dividend.

The 14-day relative strength index of 65 indicates the stock is neither oversold nor overbought

In addition, GuruFocus assigned a financial strength rating of 2.9 out of 10 and a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10.

Fossil Group Inc.'s (NASDAQ:FOSL) share price has fallen 18.6% year to date, 42.2% over the last 52 weeks and 87.6% over the past five years.

The designer and distributor of consumer fashion accessories closed at $12.42 per share on Tuesday for a market capitalization of $638.47 million. The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 19.77 versus the industry median of 15.28, a price-book ratio of 1.18 versus an industry median of 1.27 and a price-sales ratio of 0.27 versus the industry median of 0.72.

Fossil does not pay dividend.

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The 14-day relative strength index of 68 indicates the stock is neither overbought nor oversold.

In addition, GuruFocus assigned a financial strength rating of 5.3 out of 10 and a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10.

Maxar Technologies Inc.'s (NYSE:MAXR) share price has decreased 39% so far this year, 76.5% over the last 52 weeks and 90.4% over the past five years through Sept. 3.

The global provider of space technology solutions closed at $7.28 per share on Tuesday for a market capitalization of $433.86 million.

The stock has a price-book ratio of 0.60 versus the industry median of 1.75 and a price-sales ratio of 0.21 versus the industry median of 1.15.

On Sept. 30, Maxar Technologies will pay a quarterly dividend of 1 cent per common share to shareholders of record as of Sept. 13. The ex-dividend date is scheduled for Sept. 12. The distribution generates a low forward dividend yield of 0.55% versus the industry median of 2.08% and compared to the S&P500 Index’s yield of 1.93%. 

The trailing 12-month dividend per share has dropped nearly 12% on average per annum over the last five years.

The 14-day relative strength index of 51 indicates the stock is neither oversold nor overbought.

In addition, GuruFocus assigned a financial strength rating of 2.9 out of 10 and a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any securities mentioned.

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About the author:

Alberto Abaterusso
I am a contributor at GuruFocus. I primarily write about how to pick potential value stocks. Gold, silver and precious metals mining industries is also my cup of tea. My articles have also been widely linked by popular sites, including MarketWatch, Financial Times, 24hGold, Investopedia, Financial.org, CNBS, MSN Money, Zachs, Reuters and others. I hold a Master\\\'s Degree in Business Administration from Università degli Studi di Bari (Italy), Aldo Moro. I am based in The Netherlands.

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