Log in

20 Stocks to Sell Now in 2020

Posted on Saturday, August 8th, 2020 by MarketBeat Staff

Most people know that brokerage rankings are overstated because of pressure from publicly-traded companies. No investor relations person wants to see "hold" and "sell" ratings issued for their stock. In reality, a "buy" rating really means "hold." "Hold" ratings really mean "sell" and "sell" ratings mean get out while you still can.

If Wall Street's top analysts are consistently giving "hold" and "sell" ratings to a stock, you know there's a serious problem. We've compiled a list of the companies that Wall Street's top equities research analysts are consistently giving "hold" and "sell" ratings too. If you own one of these stocks, consider getting out while there's still time.

This slide show lists the 20 companies that have the lowest average analyst recommendations from Wall Street's equities research analysts over the last 12 months.

#1 - Commerce Bancshares (NASDAQ:CBSH)

Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 1.5
Ratings Breakdown: 0 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 3 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $55.20 (-7.9% Upside)

Commerce Bancshares logoCommerce Bancshares, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Commerce Bank that provides retail, mortgage banking, corporate, investment, trust, and asset management products and services to individuals and businesses. It operates through three segments: Consumer, Commercial, and Wealth. The Consumer segment offers various banking products and services, including consumer deposits; consumer loans, such as automobile, motorcycle, marine, tractor/trailer, recreational vehicle, fixed rate and revolving home equity, and other consumer loans; patient health care financing; real estate loans; indirect and other consumer financing; personal mortgage banking; consumer installment lending; and consumer debit and credit bank cards, as well as provides online banking services. Read More 


#2 - Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ:CACC)

Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 1.5
Ratings Breakdown: 0 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 3 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $256.20 (-50.1% Upside)

Credit Acceptance logoCredit Acceptance Corporation provides financing programs, and related products and services to independent and franchised automobile dealers in the United States. The company advances money to dealers in exchange for the right to service the underlying consumer loans; and buys the consumer loans from the dealers and keeps various amounts collected from the consumers. Read More 

#3 - AMBEV S A/S (NYSE:ABEV)

Consensus Rating: Sell
Rating Score: 1.4
Ratings Breakdown: 0 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 3 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $3.70 (50.4% Upside)

AMBEV S A/S logoAmbev SA, through its subsidiaries, produces, distributes, and sells beer, draft beer, carbonated soft drinks (CSD), other non-alcoholic beverages, malt, and food products in the Americas. It operates through three segments: Latin America North, Latin America South, and Canada. The company offers beer primarily under the Skol, Brahma, Antarctica, Brahva, Brahva Gold, Extra, Budweiser, Bud Light, Stella Artois, Corona, Modelo Especial, Beck, Leffe, Hoegaarden, Presidente, Brahma Light, President Light, Bohemia, The One, Quilmes Clásica, Paceña, Taquiña, Huari, Becker, Báltica, Ouro Fino, Pilsen, Patricia, Labatt Blue, Alexander Keith's, Kokanee, Banks, and Deputy brands. Read More 

#4 - Ubiquiti (NYSE:UI)

Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 1.7
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 2 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $152.67 (-20.5% Upside)

Ubiquiti logoUbiquiti Inc develops networking technology for service providers, enterprises, and consumers worldwide. It develops technology platforms for high-capacity distributed Internet access, unified information technology, and consumer electronics for professional, home, and personal use. Its service provider product platforms offer carrier-class network infrastructure for fixed wireless broadband, wireless backhaul systems, and routing; and enterprise product platforms provide wireless LAN infrastructure, video surveillance products, switching and routing solutions, security gateways, and other WLAN products, as well as offers consumer products under the Ubiquiti Labs brand name. Read More 

#5 - Waters (NYSE:WAT)

Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 1.6
Ratings Breakdown: 0 Buy Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 4 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $194.50 (-8.4% Upside)

Waters logoWaters Corporation, a specialty measurement company, provides analytical workflow solutions in Asia, the Americas, and Europe. It operates through two segments, Waters and TA. The company designs, manufactures, sells, and services high and ultra-performance liquid chromatography, as well as mass spectrometry (MS) technology systems and support products, including chromatography columns, other consumable products, and post-warranty service plans. Read More 

#6 - Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB)

Consensus Rating: Sell
Rating Score: 1.4
Ratings Breakdown: 0 Buy Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 8 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $7.50 (-18.7% Upside)

Deutsche Bank logoDeutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services to private individuals, corporate entities, and institutional clients worldwide. It operates through three segments: Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB), Private & Commercial Bank (PCB), and Deutsche Asset Management. Read More 

#7 - Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)

Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 1.6
Ratings Breakdown: 0 Buy Ratings, 9 Hold Ratings, 6 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $23.27 (4.3% Upside)

Franklin Resources logoFranklin Resources, Inc is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides its services to individuals, institutions, pension plans, trusts, and partnerships. It launches equity, fixed income, balanced, and multi-asset mutual funds through its subsidiaries. Read More 

#8 - Globe Life (NYSE:GL)

Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 1.7
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 3 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $86.33 (4.4% Upside)

Globe Life logoGlobe Life Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides various life and supplemental health insurance products, and annuities to lower middle to middle income households in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Life Insurance, Supplemental Health Insurance, Annuities, and Investments. Read More 

#9 - Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF)

Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 1.8
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 2 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $76.71 (-6.1% Upside)

Cincinnati Financial logoCincinnati Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiary, provides property casualty insurance products in the United States. The company operates in five segments: Commercial Lines Insurance, Personal Lines Insurance, Excess and Surplus Lines Insurance, Life Insurance, and Investments. The Commercial Lines Insurance segment provides coverage for commercial casualty, commercial property, commercial auto, and workers' compensation. Read More 

#10 - Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM)

Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 1.5
Ratings Breakdown: 0 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 4 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $24.64 (-21.2% Upside)

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile logoSociedad Química y Minera de Chile SA produces and distributes specialty plant nutrients, iodine and its derivatives, lithium and its derivatives, industrial chemicals, potassium, and other products and services. The company offers specialty plant nutrients, including potassium nitrate, sodium nitrate, sodium potassium nitrate, specialty mixes, and other specialty fertilizers for crops, such as vegetables, fruits, and flowers under the Ultrasol, Qrop, Speedfol, and Allganic brands. Read More 

#11 - FactSet Research Systems (NYSE:FDS)

Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 1.7
Ratings Breakdown: 0 Buy Ratings, 10 Hold Ratings, 4 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $274.50 (-22.9% Upside)

FactSet Research Systems logoFactSet Research Systems Inc provides integrated financial information and analytical applications to the investment community in the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company delivers insight and information to financial investment professionals through its analytics, services, contents, and technologies. Read More 

#12 - Consolidated Edison (NYSE:ED)

Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 1.8
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Buy Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 4 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $77.73 (3.5% Upside)

Consolidated Edison logoConsolidated Edison, Inc, through its subsidiaries, engages in regulated electric, gas, and steam delivery businesses in the United States. The company offers electric services to approximately 3.5 million customers in New York City and Westchester County; gas to approximately 1.1 million customers in Manhattan, the Bronx, parts of Queens, and Westchester County; and steam to approximately 1,622 customers in parts of Manhattan. Read More 

#13 - MCCORMICK & CO /SH (NYSE:MKC)

Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 1.9
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 3 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $154.78 (-23.2% Upside)

MCCORMICK & CO /SH logoMcCormick & Company, Incorporated manufactures, markets, and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to the food industry. The company operates in two segments, Consumer and Flavor Solutions. The Consumer segment offers spices, herbs, and seasonings, as well as desserts. Read More 

#14 - Wipro (NYSE:WIT)

Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 1.8
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 2 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $3.46 (-17.8% Upside)

Wipro logoWipro Limited operates as an information technology (IT), consulting, and business process services (BPS) company worldwide. The company's IT Services segment offers a range of IT and IT-enabled services, including digital strategy advisory, customer centric design, technology consulting, IT consulting, custom application design, development, re-engineering and maintenance, systems integration, package implementation, infrastructure services, analytics services, BPS, research and development services, and hardware and software design services to various enterprises. Read More 

#15 - ENI (NYSE:E)

Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 1.8
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Buy Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 4 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $18.00 (-3.2% Upside)

ENI logoEni S.p.A. engages in the oil and gas, electricity generation and sale, and petrochemicals businesses. The company is involved in the oil and natural gas exploration, and field development and production activities, as well as liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations in 43 countries, including Italy, Libya, Egypt, Norway, the United Kingdom, Angola, Congo, Nigeria, the United States, Kazakhstan, Algeria, Australia, Iraq, Indonesia, Ghana, Mozambique, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates. Read More 

#16 - Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.B)

Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 1.7
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 4 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $59.67 (-13.2% Upside)

Brown-Forman logoBrown-Forman Corporation manufactures, bottles, imports, exports, markets, and sells various alcoholic beverages worldwide. It provides spirits, wines, ready-to-drink cocktails, whiskeys, vodkas, tequilas, champagnes, brandy, and liqueurs. The company offers its products primarily under the Jack Daniel's, Gentleman Jack, Woodford Reserve, Korbel, Finlandia, el Jimador, Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Canadian Mist, GlenDronach, BenRiach, Glenglassaugh, Chambord, Old Forester, Early Times, Pepe Lopez, Antiguo, Slane Irish, and Coopers' Craft brands. Read More 

#17 - Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD)

Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 1.6
Ratings Breakdown: 0 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 3 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $72.00 (-15.7% Upside)

Expeditors International of Washington logoExpeditors International of Washington, Inc provides logistics services in the Americas, North Asia, South Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India. The company offers airfreight services, such as air freight consolidation and forwarding; ocean freight and ocean services, including ocean freight consolidation, direct ocean forwarding, and order management; customs brokerage, intra-continental ground transportation and delivery, and warehousing and distribution services; and customs clearance, purchase order management, vendor consolidation, time-definite transportation services, temperature-controlled transit, cargo insurance, and other logistics solutions. Read More 

#18 - Mettler-Toledo International (NYSE:MTD)

Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 1.8
Ratings Breakdown: 0 Buy Ratings, 7 Hold Ratings, 2 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $720.78 (-23.7% Upside)

Mettler-Toledo International logoMettler-Toledo International Inc manufactures and supplies precision instruments and services worldwide. The company operates in five segments: U.S. Operations, Swiss Operations, Western European Operations, Chinese Operations, and Other. It offers weighing instruments for laboratory, industrial, packaging, logistics, and food retailing applications; various related analytical instruments and provides automated chemistry solutions used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development; metal detection and other end-of-line product inspection systems used in production and packaging for food processing and packaging, pharmaceutical, packaged consumer goods, and other industries; and solutions that are used in various process analytics applications. Read More 

#19 - Clorox (NYSE:CLX)

Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 2.0
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Buy Ratings, 7 Hold Ratings, 3 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $199.38 (-16.0% Upside)

Clorox logoThe Clorox Company manufactures and markets consumer and professional products worldwide. It operates through four segments: Cleaning, Household, Lifestyle, and International. The company offers laundry additives, including bleach products under the Clorox brand, as well as Clorox 2 stain fighter and color booster; home care products primarily under the Clorox, Formula 409, Liquid-Plumr, Pine-Sol, S.O.S, and Tilex brands; naturally derived products under the Green Works brand; and professional cleaning, disinfecting, and food service products under the Clorox, Dispatch, HealthLink, Clorox Healthcare, Hidden Valley, KC Masterpiece, and Soy Vay brands. Read More 

#20 - Centurylink (NYSE:CTL)

Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 1.7
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Buy Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 6 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $10.32 (-1.7% Upside)

Centurylink logoCenturyLink, Inc provides various communications services to residential, business, wholesale, and governmental customers in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Business and Consumer. It offers VPN data network services; Ethernet services; Internet protocol (IP) services; facilities-based Prism TV service, as well as satellite digital television services; CDN services; and Vyvx broadcast services. Read More 

 

7 Housing Sector Stocks That May Be Ready to Explode

In one of the strongest economies our nation has ever known, housing stocks should have been going through the roof. But it took the Federal Reserve practically giving money away for homebuyers to get their appetite back.

And then even with mortgage rates at historical lows, the novel coronavirus came on the scene and ruined the party again. Home buying and home building came to a halt. Some of which was simply due to the fact that Americans were staying inside.

One of the closely watched indicators of the health of the housing market is the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Housing Market Index (HMI). In March, prior to the national mitigation efforts, the HMI had climbed to 72. For reference purposes, a neutral reading is 50.

Although not unexpected, April showed just how far demand had fallen. The HMI plunged 42 points to 30. Things got slightly better in May as the index climbed to 37.

But that may be changing. In June, the HMI posted a better than expected 56.8%. After hitting 37 in May, this marked the Index’s largest monthly gain ever. And not surprisingly some lagging housing stocks got a much-needed jump start. Homebuilder stocks in particular have been on the rise in recent months.

To help you capitalize on what looks like an emerging trend for the rest of the year, we’ve put together this special presentation.

View the "7 Housing Sector Stocks That May Be Ready to Explode" Here.






Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.