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The stock markets of late are in a slow paced uptrend in the last 30 days and the stocks with bright prospects and compelling valuations are being picked by shrewd investors, the riskier stocks are still losing their value. Stookle.com algorithms detected the following securities that are performing worse than the broader market. S&P500 gained 7.12% during the last 30 trading days but these securities lost 13-38% with consistent down days in the same time period. Stocks marching lower with diminishing volume support in a bull market are considered to be bearish by many investors.


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Baltic Trading Ltd (NYSE:BALT): Baltic Trading Limited conducts a shipping business focused on the drybulk industry spot market. The company transports iron ore, coal, grain, steel products and other drybulk cargoes worldwide. BALT has a book value of $12.74. BALT is currently trading at -14.8% lower volume compared to its 30 day moving average. BALT has a short ratio of 8.60, a short ratio of 5 and higher is considered a bearish signal. BALT is currently trading at $4.24, falling $0.7 or 14.4% during the last 30 trading days.

Zale Corp (NYSE:ZLC): Zale Corporation through its wholly owned subsidiaries, is a specialty retailer of fine jewelry. As of July 31, 2011, Zale operated 1,163 specialty retail jewelry stores and 666 kiosks located mainly in shopping malls throughout the United States of America, Canada and Puerto Rico. The stock has a ROA of -0.07% and a ROE of -24.11%. The stock is trading with a ROIC of -16.82%. The company has a book value of $5.39. ZLC is currently trading at -53.1% lower volume compared to its 30 day moving average, the reduced volume suggests investors are not buying more of this stock even at the current levels. ZLC has a short ratio of 6.20.ZLC is currently trading at $2.95, falling $0.72 or 19.62% during the last 30 trading days.

EXCO Resources (NYSE:XCO): EXCO Resources, Inc is an independent oil and natural gas company. Exco engages in the exploration, exploitation, development and production of onshore North American oil and natural gas properties with a focus on shale resource plays. The company has a ROA of 3.45% and a ROE of 7.00%. The company is trading with a ROIC of 25.91%. The company has a GY2PE of 1.22 (sum of growth and yield to price earnings (GY2PE) of 1 suggests a fair value, GY2PE >2 is an undervalued stock according to Peter Lynch). The company has a book value of $8.07. XCO is currently trading at -19.5% lower volume compared to its 30 day moving average.XCO has a short ratio of 3.40.XCO is currently trading at $8.18, falling $1.80 or 18.04% during the last 30 trading days.

HHGregg Inc (NYSE:HGG): HHGregg, Inc. is a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, home appliances and related services. The company operates its stores under the name of HHGregg. As of January 10, 2012, it operated 208 stores in the United States. The company has a ROA of 8.04% and a ROE of 16.14%. The company is trading with a ROIC of 12.11%. The stock has a GY2PE of 0.79. The stock has a book value of $7.83. HGG is currently trading at -64.5% lower volume compared to its 30 day moving average.HGG has a very high short ratio of 14.00.HGG is currently trading at $10.54, falling $4.66 or 30.66% during the last 30 trading days.

Portugal Telecom SGPS S-A(NYSE:PT): Portugal Telecom, SGPS, S.A.and its subsidiaries, provide telecommunications services in Portugal, Brazil, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. They offer fixed line telephone, Internet protocol television, and direct-to-home satellite pay-TV services; and mobile telecommunications services. The stock has a GY2PE of 8.62 which suggests the stock is way undervalued. PT has a book value of $4.75 and has an attractive 7.2% yeild. PT is currently trading at -29.6% lower volume compared to its 30 day moving average.PT has a short ratio of 1.70.PT is currently trading at $5.12, falling $0.79 or 13.37% during the last 30 trading days.

Christopher & Banks (NYSE:CBK): Christopher & Banks Corporation and its subsidiaries operate as a retailer of women's apparel in the United States. The company offers women's apparel in sizes 4 to 16, and petite sizes under the Christopher & Banks brand name; and sizes 14W to 26W under the C.J. Banks brand name. The company has a ROA of -12.43% and a ROE of -36.90%. The company is trading with a ROIC of -6.12%. The stock has a book value of $3.36. CBK is currently trading at 68.6% higher volume compared to its 30 day moving average.CBK has a short ratio of 4.70.CBK is currently trading at $2.06, falling $0.42 or 16.94% during the last 30 trading days.

GMX Resources (GMXR): GMX Resources Inc. is a pure play independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company is focused on the development of Haynesville/Bossier Shale and Cotton Valley Sands in the Sabine Uplift of the Carthage, North Field of Harrison and Panola counties of East Texas. The stock has a ROA of -2.72%. The company is trading with a ROIC of -34.95%. The company has a book value of $2.29. GMXR is currently trading at 113% higher volume compared to its 30 day moving average. GMXR has a very high short ratio of 9.30.GMXR is currently trading at $0.94, falling $0.6 or 38.96% during the last 30 trading days.

Comstock Resources (NYSE:CRK): Comstock Resources, Inc. is engaged in the acquisition, development, production and exploration of oil and natural gas. The Company's oil and gas operations are concentrated in East Texas/North Louisiana and South Texas. The stock has a ROA of 0.26% and a ROE of -1.21%. The stock is trading with a ROIC of -1.26%. The stock has a book value of $22.31. CRK is currently trading at 12.8% higher volume compared to its 30 day moving average.CRK has a short ratio of 6.80.CRK is currently trading at $12.96, falling $3.86 or 23% during the last 30 trading days.

Schiff Nutrition International (WNI): Schiff Nutrition International, Inc. develops, manufactures, markets and distributes branded and private label vitamins, nutritional supplements and nutrition bars. The Company offers a range of capsules, tablets and nutrition bars. The company has a ROA of 10.64% and a ROE of 14.80%. WNI is trading with a ROIC of 11.64%. The company has a GY2PE of 0.33. The stock has a book value of $3.56. WNI is currently trading at -30.7% lower volume compared to its 30 day moving average.WNI has a very high short ratio of 9.30.WNI is currently trading at $10.76, falling $1.01 or 8.58% during the last 30 trading days.

China Telecom Corp (NYSE:CHA): China Telecom Corporation Limited is an integrated information service provider in the People's Republic of China with full-service capabilities. The Company offers a range of telecommunications services, including wireline voice services and mobile voice services. The company has a GY2PE of .98. The company has a book value of $46.00. CHA is currently trading at 21.6% higher volume compared to its 30 day moving average.CHA has a short ratio of 1.50.CHA is currently trading at $54.45, falling $4.49 or 7.62% during the last 30 trading days.

Source: NYSE Stocks In Down Trend