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Sell These Stocks

As of Sept. 10, the following companies have disappointed shareholders, producing either negative or unmeaningful margins over the past 52 weeks.

These stocks will likely continue to do so as sell-side analysts issued underweight recommendation ratings, indicating they are expected to underperform either their respective industries or the entire market.

These companies also disappoint shareholders in terms of a low forward dividend yield compared to the industry.

Thus, investors may want to consider reducing their holdings of the following stocks.

Shares of Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) have fallen 1.80% so far this year and 5.97% over the last 52 weeks through Tuesday.

The forward dividend yield of 0.28% is ranked lower than 695 out of a total of 853 companies operating in the information technology services industry.

The Indian IT services company closed at $3.78 per share on Tuesday for a market capitalization of $21.3 billion.

The stock has a price-earnings ratio of 16.34 versus the industry median of 24.93, a price-book ratio of 2.57 versus the industry median of 2.8 and a price-sales ratio of 2.57 versus the industry median of 2.23.

The 14-day relative strength index of 45 indicates the stock is neither oversold nor overbought.

GuruFocus, however, assigned a very high rating of 8 out of 10 for the company's financial strength and a 9 out of 10 rating for its profitability and growth.

FamilyMart Co. Ltd. (FYRTY) has declined 23.5% year to date, but shares were up 0.6% over the last 52 weeks through Tuesday.

The forward dividend yield is 1.54% as of Sept. 10. The yield is ranked lower than 411 out of a total of 535 companies operating in the retail - apparel specialty industry.

The Japanese department store chain closed at $23.72 per share on Tuesday for a market capitalization of $12.43 billion.

Further, the stock has a price-earnings ratio of 24.36 versus the industry median of 16.24, a price-book ratio of 2.22 versus an industry median of 1.23 and a price-sales ratio of 1.67 versus the industry median of 0.53.

The 14-day relative strength index of 48 indicates the stock is neither overbought nor oversold.

In addition, GuruFocus assigned a financial strength rating of 4.6 out of 10 and a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10.

Shares of Chr. Hansen Holding A/S (CHYHY) have declined 4.22% so far this year and 13.7% over the last 52 weeks through Tuesday.

As of Sept. 10, the forward dividend yield of 2.18% is ranked lower than 611 out of a total of 808 companies operating in the chemicals industry.

The Danish specialty chemicals manufacturer closed at $21.24 per share on Tuesday for a market capitalization of $11.19 billion.

Additionally, the stock has a price-earnings ratio of 41.32 versus the industry median of 15.17, a price-book ratio of 12.21 versus the industry median of 1.43 and a price-sales ratio of 8.8 versus the industry median of 1.01.

The 14-day relative strength index of 38 indicates the stock is neither overbought nor oversold.

GuruFocus assigned a financial strength rating of 5.8 out of 10 and a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any securities mentioned.

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