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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  2/17/17

(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

ARAY 

Accuray 

5.55

-7.4

8.9

ACRX 

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals  

3.10

-2.3

32.4

AEMD 

Aethlon Medical 

3.78

-70.3

10.6

AMRH 

Ameri Holdings  

6.51

-1.0

8.0

AXGN 

AxoGen  

10.85

-1.1

27.9

BCRX 

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals 

6.56

-4.0

22.9

BLDR 

Builders FirstSource 

12.51

0.9

10.2

CLMT 

Calumet Specialty Products Partners  

3.90

0.2

9.7

CAPR 

Capricor Therapeutics  

3.11

-56.1

99.9

CHMP 

Champion Industries 

20.00

0.4

14.2

CLVS 

Clovis Oncology  

65.80

-29.2

7.0

CCGN 

Consumer Capital Group  

4.14

1.0

40.7

CSO 

Corsa Coal 

3.03

-2.3

9.1

CTSO 

Cytosorbents 

5.60

-4.0

7.9

EMES 

Emerge Energy Services

19.99

-2.3

6.5

ETRM 

EnteroMedics  

7.15

-3.9

9.2

GDRZF 

Gold Reserve  

3.14

-0.8

12.7

GWGH 

GWG Holdings  

9.50

0.6

11.4

INVE 

Identiv  

5.60

0.0

10.2

INSE 

Inspired Entertainment  

9.25

-0.7

13.0

PODD 

Insulet  

45.33

0.8

7.0

IRWD 

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals 

17.14

-4.0

12.3

JCP 

J C Penney  

7.03

0.3

8.4

JMBA 

Jamba 

9.75

-99.9

78.9

MATR 

Mattersight 

3.75

-2.1

35.6

MRLB 

Miramar Labs  

4.00

-12.9

61.4

NEOS 

Neos Therapeutics  

5.65

-10.7

6.1

REED 

Reed's 

4.00

0.5

22.1

RST 

Rosetta Stone  

7.78

-27.5

82.0

SOFO 

Sonic Foundry  

4.77

-10.0

6.7

SNSS 

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals 

4.25

-18.0

11.4

SGYP 

Synergy Pharmaceuticals  

6.07

-21.9

9.3

Wayfair  

40.13

-99.9

6.2

WK 

Workiva  

13.25

-27.6

99.9

XTLY 

Xactly 

12.05

-32.6

12.4

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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   

7.97

118

10.2

28.3

GKOS 

Glaukos  

43.59

367

12.3

13.2

HQY 

Healthequity 

47.33

113

16.2

11.1

LOGM 

LogMeIn 

101.80

51

7.6

13.2

MOMO 

Momo 

23.13

33

7.1

8.2

NVDA 

NVIDIA  

114.38

48

7.6

11.6

VASC 

Vascular Solutions  

55.95

45

5.9

6.9

WB 

Weibo Corp 

48.55

64

14.6

14.6

CORT 

Corcept Therapeutics   

8.30

123

10.6

29.4

GKOS 

Glaukos  

45.62

384

12.9

13.8

HQY 

Healthequity

42.83

103

14.6

10.1

INGN 

Inogen  

69.36

111

6.4

9.0

MELI 

Mercadolibre

198.43

68

9.5

22.2

MOMO 

Momo

27.00

38

8.3

9.5

TEGP 

Tallgrass Energy GP

27.87

32

6.8

17.5

TPL 

Texas Pacific Land Trust 

302.93

42.0

56.3

VASC 

Vascular Solutions

56.00

45

5.9

6.9

WB 

Weibo  

55.31

73

16.6

16.6

ZLTQ 

Zeltiq Aesthetics   

55.67

5.8

18.2

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