Zacks Sell List Highlights: General Cable, Ternium, Acorda Therapeutics and Amsurg

 Zacks Sell List Highlights: General Cable, Ternium, Acorda Therapeutics and

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, March 1, 2013

CHICAGO, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ releases details on a group
of stocks that are currently members of the exclusive Zacks Rank #5 List –
Stocks to Sell Now. These stocks are currently rated as a Zacks Rank #5
(Strong Sell): General Cable Corporation (NYSE:BGC)  and Ternium S.A.
(NYSE:TX). Further, Zacks announced #4 Rankings (Sell) on two other widely
held stocks: Acorda Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ACOR) and Amsurg Corp


To see the full Zacks #5 Rank List - Stocks to Sell Now visit:

Since inception in 1988, the S&P 500 has outperformed the Zacks Rank #5 List
of Stocks to Sell Now by 80% annually (+2% vs. +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 BGC and TX 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:

General Cable Corporation (NYSE:BGC) announced fourth-quarter profit of 28
cents per share on February 25 which came behind the Zacks Consensus Estimate
by 1 cent. The diluted earnings per share also fell by 6.67% on a
year-over-year basis. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year
slipped 20 cents per share to $2.81 in the last 30 days. Next year's estimate
also dipped 10 cents per share to $3.54 per share in that time span.

Ternium S.A. (NYSE:TX) posted a fourth -quarter loss of $1.29 per share on
February 20, which came in $1.72 cents wider than the average forecast. The
Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2013 fell to a profit of $2.68 per share from
$2.87 over the past month with 2 out of 7 covering analysts slashed forecasts.
Next year's forecasts slipped 13 cents to $2.97 per share in the same time

Here is a synopsis of why ACOR and AMSG 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

Acorda Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ACOR) fourth -quarter profit of 9 cents per
share, posted on February 14, and lagged analysts' projections by nearly
50.0%. For 2012, the Zacks Consensus Estimate moved down 3 cents to 71 cents
in the last 30 days as 3 out of the 8 covering analysts cut back on forecasts.
The forecast for next year slid 5 cents to $1.10 per share in the same time

Amsurg Corp (NASDAQ:AMSG) reported a fourth-quarter profit of 49 cents per
share on February 25, that fell 3.92% short of the Zacks Consensus Estimate.
The full-year average forecast is currently pegged at $2.19 per share,
compared with the last 30 days projection of $2.24. Next year's forecast
dropped 12 cents per share in the same period.

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