5 Dow Stocks to Sell (And 2 to Buy)

Most stocks have been thoroughly shaken and stirred since early October, and a long-overdue corrective move finally took shape.

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Most stocks have been thoroughly shaken and stirred since early October, and a long-overdue corrective move finally took shape. Not even the bluest of the blue chips have been immune. The Dow Jones Industrial Average still is off its record high from a couple months ago, and several Dow stocks still are vulnerable to more selling.

The initial shellshock has started to fade, however, the smoke is clearing and some stocks are recovering. Smart investors are now weighing the impact and searching for opportunities. Some Dow Jones stocks may have more downside to dish out, but a handful of these iconic names are looking oversold, undervalued and ripe for a rebound sooner than later. Remember: Corporate earnings have never been better, and consumer confidence is as high as it’s been in years. Clearly something is going right.

Here’s a look at five Dow stocks that may have more ground to give up before they hit bottom, and two industrial-average components that may already be buys at current prices. But a note: Most of these “stocks to sell” are merely in short-term trouble. A sizable pullback from any of them could ultimately turn into a buying opportunity.

Data is as of Nov. 6, 2018. Dividend yields are calculated by annualizing the most recent quarterly payout and dividing by the share price.

James Brumley
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com
James Brumley is a former stock broker, registered investment adviser and Director of Research for an options-focused newsletter. He's now primarily a freelance writer, tapping more than a decade's worth of broad experience to help investors get more out of the market. With a background in technical analysis as well as fundamental analysis, James touts stock-picking strategies that combine the importance of company performance with the power of stock-trade timing. He believes this dual approach is the only way an investor has a shot at consistently beating the market. James' work has appeared at several websites including Street Authority, Motley Fool, Kapitall and Investopedia. When not writing as a journalist, James works on his book explaining his multi-pronged approach to investing.