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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  3/10/17

(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

AEMD

Aethlon Medical 

3.34

-33.4

10.5

AMD

Advanced Micro Devices 

13.91

-1.0

8.0

ARAY

Accuray 

5.00

-1.4

8.9

ARR

Armour Residential REIT 

21.89

1.4

7.3

BCRX

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals 

8.88

-3.8

56.9

BOX

Box Inc

16.60

-99.9

6.6

CLMT

Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP

3.65

-0.6

12.5

CQP

Cheniere Energy Partners LP

31.69

0.2

39.1

CRZO

Carrizo Oil & Gas 

28.11

-3.8

69.3

CSOD

Cornerstone OnDemand 

41.03

-4.5

23.1

CWEI

Clayton Williams Energy 

129.72

-0.1

9.3

CYH

Community Health Systems 

9.42

1.3

13.6

EGLT

Egalet Corp

4.67

-4.8

21.6

EMES

Emerge Energy Services LP

14.83

-5.3

6.5

EPE

EP Energy Corp

4.34

0.1

6.6

FE

FirstEnergy Corp.

31.26

1.0

6.9

HCHC

HC2 Holdings 

5.50

1.1

38.5

HK

Halcon Resources Corp

7.35

0.8

11.7

IEP

Icahn Enterprises LP

52.77

-2.0

15.5

INST

Instructure 

23.25

-99.9

11.2

INVE

Identiv 

5.28

-0.2

10.3

IRWD

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals 

17.37

-0.5

10.6

KND

Kindred Healthcare 

8.55

1.3

7.5

NDLS

Noodles & Co

3.55

-45.5

8.1

NKTR

Nektar Therapeutics

15.34

-3.1

6.5

NSTG

NanoString Technologies 

18.74

-6.5

10.3

OAKS

Five Oaks Investment Corp

4.95

1.0

15.4

PFPT

Proofpoint 

78.90

-2.1

18.0

PODD

Insulet Corp

44.91

-0.8

7.2

QHC

Quorum Health Corp

7.73

0.7

7.6

REED

Reeds 

3.80

0.5

22.1

RST

Rosetta Stone 

7.59

-24.9

82.0

SGYP

Synergy Pharmaceuticals 

5.24

-22.0

9.3

SNSS

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals 

4.13

-18.0

11.4

STON

StoneMor Partners LP

9.48

-0.7

11.1

WMC

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp

9.62

-6.7

7.3

XTLY

Xactly Corp

11.75

-31.7

17.0

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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

CORT

Corcept Therapeutics  

10.87

 

15.9

31.2

CRHM

CRH Medical

7.75

40

7.4

10.2

EVTCY

EVOTEC

17.90

 

5.9

5.5

GKOS

Glaukos  

46.02

259

15.0

14.6

HSKA

Heska

97.05

57

5.6

8.4

INCY

Incyte  

149.24

504

26.3

69.4

INGN

Inogen  

71.43

69

7.5

9.7

PGNX

Progenics Pharmaceuticals  

11.48

 

11.6

7.7

TGS

Transportadora De Gas Del Sur  

13.00

130

6.1

15.4

THERF

Theratechnologies  

3.81

 

9.3

13.0

WB

Weibo Corp

47.84

35

16.4

14.3

WINS

Wins Finance Holdings

280.09

 

810.0

22.8

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