16 Stocks On A Downtrend That Are Less Efficient Than The Industry

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The following is a list of stocks in a downtrend, i.e. trading below the 20-day, 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Additionally, all of these stocks have proved to be less efficient than their industry when comparing to the following metrics:

- Trailing Twelve Months Asset Turnover
- Trailing Twelve Month Inventory Turnover
- Trailing Twelve Months Receivables Turnover

Has all the downside to these stocks been priced in? Or are activist investors in the mist of shaking things up to set up these companies for a turnaround? Tell us what you think.

Trailing Twelve Months data and industry comps sourced from Fidelity, short float and performance data sourced from Finviz.

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1. Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS): Specialty Retail, Other Industry. Market cap of $806.48M. The stock is currently -23.52% below its 20-day MA, -20.23% below its 50-day MA, and -16.63% below its 200-day MA. TTM Asset Turnover 1.76 vs. industry average at 1.78. TTM Inventory Turnover 3.16 vs. industry average at 4.26. TTM Receivables Turnover 36.59 vs. industry average at 67.18. Short float at 29.28%, which implies a short ratio of 12.01 days. The stock has lost -28.28% over the last year.

2. China Security & Surveillance Technology, Inc. (CSR): Security & Protection Services Industry. Market cap of $415.2M. The stock is currently -9.03% below its 20-day MA, -12.39% below its 50-day MA, and -18.36% below its 200-day MA. TTM Asset Turnover 0.72 vs. industry average at 1.07. TTM Inventory Turnover 6.01 vs. industry average at 239.91. TTM Receivables Turnover 1.89 vs. industry average at 6.43. Short float at 14.39%, which implies a short ratio of 8.75 days. The stock has lost -35.86% over the last year.

3. Ener1, Inc. (HEV): Industrial Electrical Equipment Industry. Market cap of $602.61M. The stock is currently -6.72% below its 20-day MA, -8.31% below its 50-day MA, and -3.57% below its 200-day MA. TTM Asset Turnover 0.22 vs. industry average at 0.9. TTM Inventory Turnover 2.83 vs. industry average at 5.44. TTM Receivables Turnover 3.69 vs. industry average at 5.19. Short float at 5.17%, which implies a short ratio of 5.33 days. The stock has lost -14.19% over the last year.

4. Gafisa S.A. (GFA): Residential Construction Industry. Market cap of $2.72B. The stock is currently -2.45% below its 20-day MA, -8.28% below its 50-day MA, and -13.48% below its 200-day MA. TTM Asset Turnover 0.44 vs. industry average at 0.86. TTM Inventory Turnover 1.95 vs. industry average at 4.91. TTM Receivables Turnover 1.63 vs. industry average at 15.24. Short float at 4.02%, which implies a short ratio of 3.63 days. The stock has lost -18.78% over the last year.

5. Griffon Corporation (GFF): General Building Materials Industry. Market cap of $754.35M. The stock is currently -0.73% below its 20-day MA, -1.4% below its 50-day MA, and -2.21% below its 200-day MA. TTM Asset Turnover 0.97 vs. industry average at 1.04. TTM Inventory Turnover 3.8 vs. industry average at 6.62. TTM Receivables Turnover 6.67 vs. industry average at 7.69. Short float at 3.99%, which implies a short ratio of 7.08 days. The stock has lost -4.81% over the last year.

6. Human Genome Sciences Inc. (HGSI): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $4.72B. The stock is currently -0.75% below its 20-day MA, -0.02% below its 50-day MA, and -3.22% below its 200-day MA. TTM Asset Turnover 0.13 vs. industry average at 0.44. TTM Inventory Turnover 13.08 vs. industry average at 50.26. TTM Receivables Turnover 6.34 vs. industry average at 11.02. Short float at 7.25%, which implies a short ratio of 6.02 days. The stock has lost -16.09% over the last year.

7. Intermec, Inc. (IN): Computer Peripherals Industry. Market cap of $676.5M. The stock is currently -7.88% below its 20-day MA, -10.27% below its 50-day MA, and -6.09% below its 200-day MA. TTM Asset Turnover 0.92 vs. industry average at 1.06. TTM Inventory Turnover 4.53 vs. industry average at 33.35. TTM Receivables Turnover 6.59 vs. industry average at 8.4. Short float at 2.04%, which implies a short ratio of 5.36 days. The stock has lost -23.08% over the last year.

8. Jaguar Mining Inc. (JAG): Gold Industry. Market cap of $447.16M. The stock is currently -1.92% below its 20-day MA, -12.73% below its 50-day MA, and -24.68% below its 200-day MA. TTM Asset Turnover 0.3 vs. industry average at 0.48. TTM Inventory Turnover 3.1 vs. industry average at 6.91. TTM Receivables Turnover 10.38 vs. industry average at 13.25. Short float at 7.02%, which implies a short ratio of 4.15 days. The stock has lost -45.19% over the last year.

9. Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC): Gold Industry. Market cap of $17.98B. The stock is currently -4.01% below its 20-day MA, -8.1% below its 50-day MA, and -8.49% below its 200-day MA. TTM Asset Turnover 0.25 vs. industry average at 0.48. TTM Inventory Turnover 2.12 vs. industry average at 6.91. TTM Receivables Turnover 13.17 vs. industry average at 13.25. Short float at 0.54%, which implies a short ratio of 0.92 days. The stock has lost -13.9% over the last year.

10. Longtop Financial Technologies Limited (LFT): Business Software & Services Industry. Market cap of $1.65B. The stock is currently -13.12% below its 20-day MA, -15.72% below its 50-day MA, and -19.23% below its 200-day MA. TTM Asset Turnover 0.35 vs. industry average at 0.63. TTM Inventory Turnover 15.14 vs. industry average at 26.65. TTM Receivables Turnover 2.8 vs. industry average at 7.2. Short float at 13.73%, which implies a short ratio of 10.09 days. The stock has lost -13.88% over the last year.

11. Ormat Technologies Inc. (ORA): Electric Utilities Industry. Market cap of $1.14B. The stock is currently -14.93% below its 20-day MA, -17.0% below its 50-day MA, and -14.16% below its 200-day MA. TTM Asset Turnover 0.19 vs. industry average at 0.4. TTM Inventory Turnover 13.24 vs. industry average at 23.14. TTM Receivables Turnover 5.97 vs. industry average at 7.46. Short float at 7.47%, which implies a short ratio of 8.64 days. The stock has lost -12.17% over the last year.

12. Penn Virginia Corp. (PVA): Independent Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $740.94M. The stock is currently -8.65% below its 20-day MA, -10.34% below its 50-day MA, and -12.2% below its 200-day MA. TTM Asset Turnover 0.11 vs. industry average at 0.82. TTM Inventory Turnover 7.93 vs. industry average at 19.49. TTM Receivables Turnover 3.07 vs. industry average at 9.4. Short float at 15.38%, which implies a short ratio of 12.21 days. The stock has lost -35.21% over the last year.

13. Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. (PLX): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $573.38M. The stock is currently -28.31% below its 20-day MA, -26.13% below its 50-day MA, and -9.8% below its 200-day MA. TTM Asset Turnover 0.07 vs. industry average at 0.44. TTM Inventory Turnover 30.73 vs. industry average at 50.51. TTM Receivables Turnover 3.4 vs. industry average at 11.04. Short float at 12.55%, which implies a short ratio of 12.98 days. The stock has lost -0.98% over the last year.

14. Shuffle Master Inc. (SHFL): Diversified Machinery Industry. Market cap of $508.42M. The stock is currently -7.61% below its 20-day MA, -13.2% below its 50-day MA, and -1.13% below its 200-day MA. TTM Asset Turnover 0.68 vs. industry average at 0.89. TTM Inventory Turnover 2.27 vs. industry average at 70.21. TTM Receivables Turnover 4.94 vs. industry average at 31.72. Short float at 3.35%, which implies a short ratio of 5.28 days. The stock has gained 13.1% over the last year.

15. Smith Micro Software Inc. (SMSI): Application Software Industry. Market cap of $321.2M. The stock is currently -15.1% below its 20-day MA, -33.14% below its 50-day MA, and -22.54% below its 200-day MA. TTM Asset Turnover 0.59 vs. industry average at 0.63. TTM Inventory Turnover 17.32 vs. industry average at 26.65. TTM Receivables Turnover 4.36 vs. industry average at 7.2. Short float at 6.48%, which implies a short ratio of 2.29 days. The stock has gained 5.64% over the last year.

16. Tekelec (TKLC): Processing Systems & Products Industry. Market cap of $526.09M. The stock is currently -18.19% below its 20-day MA, -29.89% below its 50-day MA, and -37.82% below its 200-day MA. TTM Asset Turnover 0.52 vs. industry average at 0.73. TTM Inventory Turnover 4.96 vs. industry average at 8.48. TTM Receivables Turnover 2.9 vs. industry average at 8.48. Short float at 4.67%, which implies a short ratio of 2.31 days. The stock has lost -55.56% over the last year. 



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