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the Death List  

High Risk Stocks

The Death List includes two stock portfolios that we think are risky business. Of course, we don’t know for sure that they’re heading down; so don’t sell them short based on our opinion. However, you might want to do a little extra due diligence if you own them. 

Last update: data as of  6/9/17

(updated twice monthly)

Death List #1: High Debt

These firms have built up debt levels that could be a drag on earnings and cash flow for years to come. Among other factors, we've employed these two financial strength tests to pinpoint our list of potential underperformers. 

Leverage Ratio: total assets divided by shareholders’ equity. A firm with no debt would have a leverage ratio of one, and the higher the debt, the higher the ratio.

Interest Coverage: amount of annual interest covered by a cash flow measure (EBITDA). A ratio of 1.0 means that annual interest and EBITDA are equal. Ratios of 4.0 or higher reflect solid balance sheets. Negative ratios reflect negative cash flow.

Optimum Hold Period: 4 Weeks

    Recent
Price
Interest
Coverage
Leverage
Ratio

AMD

Advanced Micro Devices

12.28

-1.7

8.1

AEHR

Aehr Test Systems

3.98

-13.9

9.2

AGEN

Agenus

3.36

-2.9

22.8

AMBC

Ambac Financial Group

17.06

-1.3

14.0

ARL

American Realty Investors

9.67

0.4

10.5

ARRY

Array Biopharma

7.68

-9.4

9.2

CLMT

Calumet Specialty Products Partners 

4.20

0.8

12.9

CVGI

Commercial Vehicle Group

8.38

1.0

6.4

CORI

Corium International

7.20

-4.5

31.5

CSOD

Cornerstone OnDemand

37.00

-4.9

19.6

DBD

Diebold Nixdorf

26.80

-1.2

9.8

EMES

Emerge Energy Services  

9.96

-2.4

6.0

OAKS

Five Oaks Investment Corp

5.49

-7.2

16.9

FLDM

Fluidigm Corporation

3.75

-12.1

7.6

FRTA

Forterra

6.42

-2.4

17.3

GDI

Gardner Denver Holdings

22.49

0.8

15.2

GRPN

Groupon

3.04

-2.1

7.1

IEP

Icahn Enterprises  

48.86

0.4

14.1

INVE

Identiv

5.25

-1.2

7.6

IMH

IMPAC Mortgage Holdings

16.15

1.1

20.1

INSE

Inspired Entertainment

13.00

-0.5

28.5

PODD

Insulet Corporation

41.41

-1.1

7.0

INTX

Intersections.

4.75

-6.9

14.7

IRWD

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals

17.83

-3.7

23.7

JCP

J C Penney

4.87

0.0

7.1

JMBA

Jamba

6.88

-99.9

78.9

LAYN

Layne Christensen

8.85

0.3

6.6

MRDN

Meridian Waste Solutions

3.03

-1.5

40.0

NKTR

Nektar Therapeutics

19.02

-5.5

11.8

NEOS

Neos Therapeutics

7.95

-6.8

7.9

NXST

Nexstar Media Group

61.75

0.7

6.2

NRG

NRG Energy

16.69

0.2

18.1

PGEM

Ply Gem Holdings

17.30

0.7

99.9

PRXIQ

Premier Exhibitions

6.20

-6.9

13.5

RELY

Real Industry

2.65

-0.3

14.1

RCAR

RenovaCare

3.76

-25.3

6.0

RNN

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals

3.30

-0.2

17.3

RLJE

RLJ Entertainment

2.60

-0.7

17.3

SITE

SiteOne Landscape Supply

50.72

-1.9

6.7

SGH

Smart Global Holdings

15.74

1.0

21.3

SPNC

Spectranetics Corp

26.35

-4.5

6.9

SPWH

Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings

5.74

-1.2

15.9

VOYA

Voya Financial

36.97

0.0

16.8

W

Wayfair

70.07

-99.9

20.4

Dividend Death List

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Death List #2: Too Hot Not to Cool Down

Have these overpriced stocks have gone too far, too fast? This list comes from a screen inspired by a series of occasional articles spotlighting overpriced stocks published by Barron’s in the mid-90s. The screen searches out stocks that are overvalued by a variety of measures, and have already recorded strong results over the past 52 weeks.

Optimum Hold Period: 12 Months

    Price TFY
P/E
P/Sales P/Bk

ALGN

Align Technology

148.85

46

9.6

11.4

CORT

Corcept Therapeutics 

11.52

44

11.8

26.3

EXEL

Exelixis

19.25

108

17.4

47.0

HQY

Healthequity

52.00

89

14.0

10.7

HSKA

Heska  

95.06

48

5.6

7.3

INGN

Inogen

90.88

83

8.9

9.7

LMAT

LeMaitre Vascular

30.93

44

6.0

6.3

MELI

Mercadolibre

275.07

58

11.1

25.2

MDXG

MiMedx Group

14.79

82

5.6

12.7

NVDA

NVIDIA  

149.60

49

11.5

14.5

PEGA

Pegasystems

61.25

58

5.3

13.1

TAL

TAL Education  

121.40

58

7.7

15.3

WB

Weibo    

74.91

50

20.5

20.1

WINS

Wins Finance Holdings

205.01

-

99.9

16.7

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