10 Highly Profitable Stocks Stuck In A Downtrend

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Compiled by Luis Gonzalez: The following is a list of stocks in a downtrend, i.e. trading below the 20-day, 50-day and 200-day moving averages.

In addition, all of the companies mentioned below have been more profitable than their competitors over the last five years, when comparing gross and net profit margins.

Will these companies continue to be more profitable than their industry competitors? What do you think? Perhaps more importantly, considering their track record of profitability, how long will these companies continue to undeperform?

We're not going to go into detailed analysis for each company. The goal here is to offer an interesting starting point for your own analysis.

Profitability data and industry comps sourced from Reuters, short float and performance data sourced from Finviz.

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1. Dolby Laboratories Inc. (DLB): Diversified Electronics Industry. Market cap of $6.91B. The stock is currently -9.72% below its 20-day MA, -9.28% below its 50-day MA, and -4.69% below its 200-day MA. 5-year average gross margin at 86.86% vs. industry average at 35.21%. 5-year average net profit margin at 30.52% vs. industry average at 4.19%. Short float at 5.87%, which implies a short ratio of 6.7 days. The stock has gained 22.7% over the last year.

2. Zep, Inc. (ZEP): Cleaning Products Industry. Market cap of $393.34M. The stock is currently -7.81% below its 20-day MA, -6.20% below its 50-day MA, and -2.02% below its 200-day MA. 5-year average gross margin at 54.81% vs. industry average at 7.22%. 5-year average net profit margin at 2.7% vs. industry average at 1.26%. Short float at 2.82%, which implies a short ratio of 7.67 days. The stock has lost -20.84% over the last year.

3. Genco Shipping & Trading Ltd. (GNK): Shipping Industry. Market cap of $507.72M. The stock is currently -2.53% below its 20-day MA, -7.02% below its 50-day MA, and -16.87% below its 200-day MA. 5-year average gross margin at 84.24% vs. industry average at 32.22%. 5-year average net profit margin at 37.69% vs. industry average at 6.46%. Short float at 14.12%, which implies a short ratio of 3.71 days. The stock has lost -42.86% over the last year.

4. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. (AAWW): Air Services Industry. Market cap of $1.33B. The stock is currently -6.99% below its 20-day MA, -9.43% below its 50-day MA, and -3.83% below its 200-day MA. 5-year average gross margin at 68.59% vs. industry average at 12.61%. 5-year average net profit margin at 5.48% vs. industry average at 2.09%. Short float at 3.1%, which implies a short ratio of 3.43 days. The stock has gained 30.7% over the last year.

5. PetMed Express Inc. (PETS): Drug Delivery Industry. Market cap of $359.92M. The stock is currently -8.63% below its 20-day MA, -9.77% below its 50-day MA, and -11.77% below its 200-day MA. 5-year average gross margin at 39.15% vs. industry average at 17.63%. 5-year average net profit margin at 10.1% vs. industry average at 2.0%. Short float at 30.59%, which implies a short ratio of 30.91 days. The stock has lost -10.43% over the last year.

6. Excel Maritime Carriers, Ltd. (EXM): Shipping Industry. Market cap of $455.36M. The stock is currently -1.65% below its 20-day MA, -4.73% below its 50-day MA, and -3.20% below its 200-day MA. 5-year average gross margin at 75.7% vs. industry average at 32.22%. 5-year average net profit margin at 25.29% vs. industry average at 6.46%. Short float at 5.85%, which implies a short ratio of 3.54 days. The stock has lost -21.27% over the last year.

7. DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. (DWA): Movie Production Industry. Market cap of $2.42B. The stock is currently -1.65% below its 20-day MA, -6.46% below its 50-day MA, and -11.29% below its 200-day MA. 5-year average gross margin at 41.35% vs. industry average at 35.21%. 5-year average net profit margin at 21.06% vs. industry average at 4.19%. Short float at 8.66%, which implies a short ratio of 8.41 days. The stock has lost -28.64% over the last year.

8. Gafisa S.A. (GFA): Residential Construction Industry. Market cap of $2.29B. The stock is currently -2.69% below its 20-day MA, -6.34% below its 50-day MA, and -3.94% below its 200-day MA. 5-year average gross margin at 29.17% vs. industry average at 19.81%. 5-year average net profit margin at 8.82% vs. industry average at 2.27%. Short float at 4.61%, which implies a short ratio of 3.4 days. The stock has lost -8.23% over the last year.

9. Mindray Medical International Limited (MR): Medical Instruments & Supplies Industry. Market cap of $2.83B. The stock is currently -2.15% below its 20-day MA, -3.01% below its 50-day MA, and -12.11% below its 200-day MA. 5-year average gross margin at 54.92% vs. industry average at 47.24%. 5-year average net profit margin at 22.21% vs. industry average at 5.85%. Short float at 20.11%, which implies a short ratio of 19.64 days. The stock has lost -29.24% over the last year.

10. Perusahaan Perseroan PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk. (TLK): Telecom Services Industry. Market cap of $16.51B. The stock is currently -1.62% below its 20-day MA, -4.65% below its 50-day MA, and -6.40% below its 200-day MA. 5-year average gross margin at 78.58% vs. industry average at 54.0%. 5-year average net profit margin at 25.61% vs. industry average at 7.31%. Short float at 0.21%, which implies a short ratio of 1.35 days. The stock has lost -14.17% over the last year.



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