On Tuesday we highlighted a list of the Russell 3,000’s most heavily shorted stocks, and yesterday we highlighted a list of the index’s most loved stocks by analysts. Below is a table showing the most hated stocks by analysts in the Russell 3,000. To make the list, the stock has to have at least 10 analysts covering the stock. The 35 stocks below have at least 27% “Sell” ratings by analysts. For this analysis, ratings like “Underweight” or “Underperform” are considered “Sell” ratings as well.
Seadrill (SDRL) currently has the highest percentage of Sell ratings at 79%. Intelsat (I) ranks second at 60%, followed by Transocean (RIG) at 51% and Heartland Express (HTLD) at 47%. Other notables on the list of most hated stocks include Pier 1 (PIR), Chesapeake Energy (CHK), Deere (DE), Western Union (WU), Paychex (PAYX), Sprint (S), and US Steel (X). It should be noted that while a lot of these stocks are down big in 2016, there are quite a few that are up nicely as well. Advanced Micro (AMD) and US Steel (X) are actually both up more than 100%, which puts them near the very top of the Russell 3,000 in terms of YTD performance.
In the coming days we’ll continue to post similar tables showing the “best” and “worst” stocks based on various widely-followed characteristics.