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5 Stocks to Sell in This Unsure Market

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Shares across the board have gotten a lot cheaper over the past few sessions. However, while some values have been created, other well-known names continue to be stocks to sell – even at today’s lower prices.

Ordinarily, bargain hunters welcome indiscriminate selling of the type we’ve seen recently. It makes shares of good companies that much cheaper. It also can make the stocks of more troubled companies fairly reflect the issues they face, giving investors a chance to speculate without overpaying for the privilege.

But that doesn’t mean the market tide has gone out far enough to make everything a buy.

Take the five worrisome stocks we identify below. Be it existential uncertainty, regulatory purgatory or just a time to take profits, the majority of analysts are set against these names. At best, they’re holds, likely to have no more than a neutral effect on your portfolio. At worst, they could act as a drag on your returns.


As tempting as it might be to go for a rebound ride on some of these famous names, don’t do it. The balance of risk and reward is not in your favor. The fundamentals and analysts make it plain. These are stocks to sell.

SEE ALSO: 50 Dividend Stocks You Can Count On in 2018

Data is as of Feb. 6, 2018. Companies are listed in alphabetical order. Dividend yields are calculated by annualizing the most recent quarterly payout and dividing by the share price. Analysts’ ratings provided by Zacks Investment Research. Click on ticker-symbol links in each slide for current share prices and more.


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