Rebound Ideas: The 16 Worst Performing Stocks Reporting Earnings Next Week

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 |  Includes: AMN, AYI, BLUD, CALM, CASC-OLD, GFA, HUSA, KKD, KMX, LAYN, MOV, PVH, RECN, STON, UNF, XRTX
by: Kapitall

If you're looking for companies that might rebound on an earnings releases, the following list might offer an interesting starting point.

Among the stocks releasing earnings next week, we present a list of the sixteen worst performers according to this past quarter’s performance.

Are these candidates for positive earnings surprises? Use this list as a starting-off point for your own analysis.

Earnings date and all other data sourced from Finviz.



List sorted by quarterly performance.

1. Xyratex Ltd. (NASDAQ:XRTX): Data Storage Devices Industry. Market cap of $346.10M. The stock has lost 26.31% over the last quarter. Earnings to be released on 03/31/11. The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 13.21%.

2. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. (NYSE:KKD): Restaurants Industry. Market cap of $415.19M. The stock has lost 17.89% over the last quarter. Earnings to be released on 03/31/11. The stock has lost 12.64% over the last month.

3. Houston American Energy Corp. (NYSEMKT:HUSA):
Independent Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $456.07M. The stock has lost 16.32% over the last quarter. Earnings to be released on 03/28/11. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 18.11% (equivalent to 24.54 days of average volume). The stock has lost 17.83% over the last year.

4. Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:CALM): Farm Products Industry. Market cap of $674.0M. The stock has lost 16.09% over the last quarter. Earnings to be released on 03/28/11. Relatively low correlation to the market (beta = 0.46), which may be appealing to risk-averse investors. Short float at 28.05% (equivalent to 28.00 days of average volume), implying the stock is a short squeeze candidate. The stock has lost 20.97% over the last year.

5. Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. (NYSE:PVH): Apparel Clothing Industry. Market cap of $3.79B. The stock has lost 15.50% over the last quarter. Earnings to be released on 03/28/11. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 6.38% over the last week.

6. Movado Group Inc. (NYSE:MOV): Recreational Goods Industry. Market cap of $355.76M. The stock has lost 11.45% over the last quarter. Earnings to be released on 03/28/11. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 10.45% over the last week.

7. CarMax Inc. (NYSE:KMX):
Auto Dealerships Industry. Market cap of $7.36B. The stock has lost 9.11% over the last quarter. Earnings to be released on 03/31/11. After a solid performance over the last year, KMX has pulled back during recent sessions. The stock is 4.7% below its SMA20 and 3.41% below its SMA50, but remains 16.18% above its SMA200. The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 11.4%.

8. Layne Christensen Co. (NASDAQ:LAYN): Heavy Construction Industry. Market cap of $639.55M. The stock has lost 6.92% over the last quarter. Earnings to be released on 03/30/11. The stock has gained 14.43% over the last year.

9. Immucor Inc. (NASDAQ:BLUD):
Diagnostic Substances Industry. Market cap of $1.33B. The stock has lost 6.49% over the last quarter. Earnings to be released on 03/28/11. The stock has lost 14.01% over the last year.

10. Stonemor Partners LP (NYSE:STON): Personal Services Industry. Market cap of $417.74M. The stock has lost 6.48% over the last quarter. Earnings to be released on 03/29/11. The stock has gained 58.1% over the last year.

11. Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI):
Diversified Electronics Industry. Market cap of $2.41B. The stock has lost 5.97% over the last quarter. Earnings to be released on 03/30/11. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 9% (equivalent to 9.82 days of average volume). The stock has gained 32.7% over the last year.

12. Gafisa S.A. (NYSE:GFA)
: Residential Construction Industry. Market cap of $2.74B. The stock has lost 3.05% over the last quarter. Earnings to be released on 03/28/11. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.47). Short float at 5.53% (equivalent to 5.01 days of average volume), implying the stock is a short squeeze candidate. The stock has lost 13.11% over the last year.

13. Cascade Corp. (NYSE:CASC-OLD): Farm & Construction Machinery Industry. Market cap of $483.66M. The stock has lost 2.06% over the last quarter. Earnings to be released on 03/31/11. After a solid performance over the last year, CASC has pulled back during recent sessions. The stock is 4.52% below its SMA20 and 7.91% below its SMA50, but remains 11.93% above its SMA200. The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 11.03%.

14. Resources Connection Inc. (NASDAQ:RECN): Management Services Industry. Market cap of $845.20M. The stock has lost 1.34% over the last quarter. Earnings to be released on 03/31/11. After a solid performance over the last year, RECN has pulled back during recent sessions. The stock is 4.01% below its SMA20 and 7.85% below its SMA50, but remains 14.98% above its SMA200. The stock has gained 0.82% over the last year.

15. Ameron International Corporation (NYSE:AMN): General Building Materials Industry. Market cap of $703.18M. The stock has lost 0.73% over the last quarter. Earnings to be released on 03/28/11. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 5.98% over the last week.

16. UniFirst Corp. (NYSE:UNF): Consumer Services Industry. Market cap of $1.07B. The stock has lost 0.46% over the last quarter. Earnings to be released on 03/30/11. The stock has lost 2.72% over the last year.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.