5 S&P 500 Stocks With Upside, Currently Taking A Beating

by: Stookle

Bond problems in Europe and slowing growth in emerging countries have overshadowed the growth in consumer spending in U.S. We detected the securities that have been on a consistent downtrend for the last 30 trading days. The broad market lost 1.79%, but these stocks lost between 15 -40% during this period. When the market turns around, these stocks have potential to rebound faster.

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Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD): Sears Holdings Corporation is a retail conglomerate. The company operates 3,900 retail locations under the mastheads of Sears, Sears Grand, Sears Essentials, Sears Hometown Stores, Sears Hardware, Kmart, Big Kmart, Super Kmart, The Great Indoors, Orchard Supply Hardware, and Lands' End stores. Sears has a return on assets (ROA) of 0.11% and return of equity (ROE) of -4.49%. Sears has a short ratio of 14.80; a short ratio over 5 is considered pretty high. Sears is currently trading at $46.16, having fallen $33.25 or 41.9% during the last 30 trading days.

CF Industries (NYSE:CF): CF Industries Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries manufacture and distribute nitrogen and phosphate fertilizer products, serving agricultural and industrial customers worldwide. Customers include cooperatives and independent fertilizer distributors. The company has a ROA of 6.21% and a ROE of 12.08%. CF is trading at 7.15 times current earnings multiple. CF has a short ratio of 0.70. CF is currently trading at $129.89, having fallen $39.42 or 23.28% during this period.

JDS Uniphase (JDSU): JDS Uniphase Corporation provides communications test and measurement solutions, and optical products for telecommunications service providers, wireless operators, cable operators, network-equipment manufacturers and enterprises worldwide. The company has a ROA of 0.76% and a ROE of 1.43%. The company is trading at 34.39 times current earnings multiple. JDS Uniphase has a short ratio of 1.80. JDS Uniphase is currently trading at $9.53, having fallen $2.93 or 23.5% during this period.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN): Southwestern Energy Company is an independent energy company. Southwestern engages in the exploration, development and production of natural gas and crude oil in the United States. The company has a ROA of 11.2% and a ROE of 22.81%. The company is trading at 18.63 times current earnings multiple. Southwestern has a short ratio of 2.00. Southwestern is currently trading at $33.49, having fallen $8.24 or 19.75% during this period.

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN): Amazon.com, Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. The company serves consumers through its retail websites amazon.com and amazon.ca, and focuses on selection, price, and convenience. It also offers programs that enable sellers to sell their products on its websites, and their own branded Web sites. Amazon has a ROA of 7.29% and a ROE of 16.26%. Amazon is trading at 95.00 times current earnings multiple. Amazon has a short ratio of 1.50. Amazon is currently trading at $181.26, having fallen $34.36 or 15.94% during this period.

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