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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  6/818

(updated twice monthly)

Death List #1: Death by 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

SHLM 

A Schulman  

44.20

1.0

8.6

ARAY 

Accuray   

4.35

-11.9

8.7

RKDA 

Arcadia Biosciences  

10.05

-2.0

33.9

BDSI 

BioDelivery Sciences International  

2.80

99.9

55.7

BHTG 

BioHiTech Global  

3.80

-2.2

12.0

BXC 

BlueLinx Holdings   

41.51

-0.8

29.2

CLMT 

Calumet Specialty Products Partners

8.25

0.9

22.6

CVNA 

Carvana  

36.04

-13.8

6.0

COKE 

Coca-Cola Bottling  

129.70

-0.7

8.7

CSOD 

Cornerstone OnDemand  

49.56

-0.2

28.9

CCLP 

CSI Compressco

5.76

-0.1

10.4

DBD 

Diebold Nixdorf

12.25

-1.0

12.1

KODK 

Eastman Kodak  

5.15

-3.0

52.3

ELGX 

Endologix

6.09

-2.2

5.9

EGC 

Energy XXI Gulf Coast  

7.77

-7.9

7.6

FPAY 

FlexShopper  

2.96

-1.5

6.9

FRTA 

Forterra   

9.08

-1.5

15.6

FBIO 

Fortress Biotech  

3.31

-12.4

6.4

FMI 

Foundation Medicine

97.75

-36.6

9.4

FTNW 

FTE Networks  

20.45

0.0

13.4

HBB 

Hamilton Beach Brands   

26.82

-0.6

6.7

HZN 

Horizon Global  

6.59

-1.1

7.2

HRG 

HRG Group  

13.02

0.9

11.9

IFMK 

iFresh  

5.72

-1.1

9.3

IFON 

InfoSonics

3.89

-10.2

10.7

JCP 

J C Penney   

2.82

-0.1

6.3

KDMN 

Kadmon  

3.50

-7.2

8.0

KONA 

Kona Grill

2.90

-2.9

27.5

LXRX 

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals

12.95

-7.4

14.8

LBY 

Libbey  

7.31

0.4

10.8

LKSD 

LSC Communications

13.30

0.0

7.9

MBI 

MBIA  

9.62

-0.3

7.1

NKTR 

Nektar Therapeutics 

54.14

-8.4

8.5

PRPL 

Purple Innovation

7.80

-4.2

43.2

QHC 

Quorum Health

4.56

-0.1

99.9

REPH 

Recro Pharma  

5.29

-6.6

7.3

RLJE 

RLJ Entertainment  

4.66

-0.4

13.6

SIEN 

Sientra  

19.46

-30.8

9.0

SPWH 

Sportsman's Warehouse   

5.14

-1.0

8.8

SBBP 

Strongbridge Biopharma   

6.65

-1.3

88.3

SPWR 

SunPower   

7.05

-3.2

7.9

TNDM 

Tandem Diabetes Care  

15.64

-0.9

12.2

TSRO 

TESARO  

43.67

-14.6

6.2

TSLA 

Tesla  

317.66

-3.1

6.1

MDCO 

The Medicines Company 

36.36

-1.5

12.7

VSLR 

Vivint Solar  

3.95

-1.7

6.5

XOMA 

XOMA Corp.

21.53

-30.2

7.7

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

ABMD 

ABIOMED  

409.77

117

26.1

26.4

ALGN 

Align Technolog

346.67

73

15.9

24.6

AAXN 

Axon Enterprise

65.28

121

9.2

17.5

BZUN 

Baozun  

62.04

52

9.6

12.3

HTHT 

China Lodging Group

47.90

50

10.6

53.1

ETSY 

Etsy  

33.25

75

8.2

10.4

GRUB 

GrubHub  

104.82

60

10.1

7.9

HAE 

Haemonetics  

94.04

43

5.4

6.5

NFLX 

Netflix  

360.57

126

10.6

39.0

STAA 

STAAR Surgical

29.45

736

11.3

26.7

TRHC 

Tabula Rasa HealthCare

54.38

71

6.2

10.3

TAL 

TAL Education Group   

46.80

97

12.4

14.3

TTGT 

TechTarget  

28.29

40

7.1

6.3

TWTR 

Twitter  

41.21

55

11.6

6.0

VICR 

Vicor   

50.70

  

7.7

13.7

WWE 

World Wrestling Entertainment  

61.78

68

6.3

17.3

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