5 Stocks to Dump Right Now

Our list includes four companies facing major problems, plus one that’s vastly overpriced.

It’s not easy to sell stocks when the market is rallying. Even the shares of undeserving companies can appreciate. Still, com­panies with problems will eventually see their share prices fall. So now is a perfect time to get rid of the dogs in your portfolio—before they shed their fleas.

We think the stocks of the five companies below are unattractive because they have fundamental problems with their businesses, not just high stock prices. Although a few have already experienced significant share-price declines, we think you should get out now if you still own them. And if you’re an aggressive investor, consider these stocks prime candidates to sell short.

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Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance