UNISOURCE ENRGY (UNS) - Profit Tracks

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Since inception in 1988, the S&P 500 has outperformed the Zacks #5 Rank List - Stocks to Sell Now by 80% annually (+2% versus +10%). While the rest of Wall Street continued to tout stocks during the market declines of the last few years, Zacks told investors which stocks to sell or avoid.

Here is a synopsis of why SWN and UNS have a Zacks Rank of #5 (Strong Sell) and should most likely be sold or avoided for the next one to three months. Note that a #5 Strong Sell rating is applied to 5% of all the stocks in the Zacks Rank universe:

Southwestern Energy Company ( SWN ) announced fourth-quarter profit of 45 cents per share on February 27 that missed analysts? expectations by 6.25%. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year slid to $1.58 per share from $1.77 per share in the last 30 days as next year?s estimate dipped 22 cents per share to $1.82 per share in that time span.

UniSource Energy Corp. ( UNS ) posted a fourth-quarter profit of 22 cents per share on February 27, which came in 4 cents wider than the average forecast. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the full year fell to $2.25 per share from $2.48 per share over the past month. For 2013, analysts expect a profit of $2.86 per share, compared to last month?s projection for a profit of $2.90 per share.

Here is a synopsis of why RGLD and VALE have a Zacks Rank of 4 (Sell) and should also most likely be sold or avoided for the next one to three months. Note that a #4 Sell rating is applied to 15% of all the stocks ranked by Zacks;

Royal Gold, Inc. ( RGLD ) second-quarter profit of 42 cents per share, posted on February 2, lagged analysts? projections by 12.50%. Estimate for current year slid 12 cents per share to $1.90 per share over a month as next year?s estimate dipped 10 cents per share to $2.38 per share in that time span.

Vale ( VALE ) reported a fourth-quarter profit of 90 cents per share on February 15 that fell 16.67% short of the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The full-year average forecast is currently $3.66 per share, compared with last month?s projection of $3.87 per share. Next year?s forecast dropped to $3.88 per share from $4 per share in the same period.
 
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Referenced Stocks: RGLD , SWN , UNS , VALE

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