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 UNS and RIMM 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:

UniSource Energy Corp. (UNS) announced fourth-quarter profit of 22 cents per share on February 27 that missed analysts? expectations by 15.38%. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year slid to $2.25 per share from $2.48 per share in the last 60 days as next year?s estimate dipped 10 cents per share to $2.80 per share in that time span.

Research In Motion Limited (RIMM) posted a fourth-quarter profit of 80 cents per share on March 29, which came in 1 cent wider than the average forecast. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the full year fell to $1.96 per share from $2.86 per share over the past month. For 2014, analysts expect a profit of $2.07 per share, compared to last month?s projection for a profit of $3 per share.

Here is a synopsis of why LRN and PLCE 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;

K12 Inc. (LRN) second-quarter profit of 11 cents per share, posted on February 7, lagged analysts? projections by 60.71%. Estimate for current year slid 1 cent per share to 53 cents per share over a month as next year?s estimate dipped 4 cents per share to 78 cents per share in that time span.

Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. (PLCE) reported a fourth-quarter profit of 87 cents per share on March 7 that fell 2.25% short of the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The full-year average forecast is currently $3.31 per share, compared with last month?s projection of $3.68 per share. Next year?s forecast dropped to $3.87 per share from $4.30 per share in the same period.

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