14 Stocks to Sell or Stay Away From

These 14 stocks look like sells for a variety of reasons, whether it's lingering COVID pain, deteriorating fundamentals or, in a couple cases, overdone rallies.

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Seasoned investors know that generating superior returns isn't just about putting the right equities into your portfolio. It's also about identifying stocks to sell – whether it's to lock in gains or limit losses – and knowing what companies you should avoid.

Knowing what to bail on right now isn't so clear-cut. Much of the stock market has recovered from the COVID-related crash, with many equities trading close to or even above their pre-pandemic levels. The market hardly feels normal, but it at least feels more normal than it was.

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Data is as of July 20.

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Lisa Springer
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Lisa currently serves as an equity research analyst for Singular Research covering small-cap healthcare, medical device and broadcast media stocks.