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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  6/2218

(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

44.55

1.0

8.6

ARAY

Accuray  

4.00

-11.9

8.7

AOI

Alliance One 

16.30

1.0

7.2

RKDA

Arcadia Biosciences

8.37

-2.0

33.9

BDSI

BioDelivery Sciences 

3.10

-99.9

55.7

BHTG

BioHiTech Global

4.60

-2.2

12.0

BXC

BlueLinx Holdings.

37.51

-0.8

29.2

CLMT

Calumet Specialty Products Partners 

7.75

0.9

22.6

CVNA

Carvana Co

40.36

-13.8

6.0

COKE

Coca-Cola Bottling  

135.41

-0.7

8.7

IFON

Cool Holdings

3.58

-10.2

10.7

CSOD

Cornerstone OnDemand

49.61

-0.2

28.9

CCLP

CSI Compressco 

5.45

-0.1

10.4

DBD

Diebold Nixdorf

13.20

-1.0

12.1

KODK

Eastman Kodak 

4.85

-3.0

52.3

ELGX

Endologix

5.86

-2.2

5.9

EGC

Energy XXI Gulf Coast

9.04

-7.9

7.6

FPAY

FlexShopper

3.08

-1.5

6.9

FRTA

Forterra

10.03

-1.5

15.6

FBIO

Fortress Biotech

3.24

-12.4

6.4

FMI

Foundation Medicine

136.70

-36.6

9.4

FTNW

FTE Networks

20.61

0.0

13.4

HBB

Hamilton Beach Brands  

27.55

-0.6

6.7

HZN

Horizon Global  

6.20

-1.1

7.2

HRG

HRG Group

13.30

0.9

11.9

IFMK

iFresh

5.81

-1.1

9.3

JCP

J C Penney 

2.62

-0.1

6.3

KDMN

Kadmon Holdings

3.87

-7.2

8.0

LXRX

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals

13.58

-7.4

14.8

LBY

Libbey.

7.73

0.4

10.8

LKSD

LSC Communications

16.10

0.0

7.9

MBI

MBIA Inc.

9.06

-0.3

7.1

MOMT

MoneyOnMobile

7.00

-1.7

33.6

NKTR

Nektar Therapeutics

52.85

-8.4

8.5

PRPL

Purple Innovation

8.49

-4.2

43.2

QHC

Quorum Health

5.15

-0.1

99.9

REPH

Recro Pharma

5.25

-6.6

7.3

RLJE

RLJ Entertainment

4.64

-0.4

13.6

RRTS

Roadrunner Transportation Systems

2.63

-1.2

7.9

SIEN

Sientra

19.30

-30.8

9.0

SPWH

Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings

5.75

-1.0

8.8

SBBP

Strongbridge Biopharma plc

6.20

-1.3

88.3

SPWR

SunPower  

8.23

-3.2

7.9

TNDM

Tandem Diabetes Care

23.15

-0.9

12.2

TSRO

TESARO

49.62

-14.6

6.2

TSLA

Tesla

333.63

-3.1

6.1

MDCO

The Medicines Company

36.28

-1.5

12.7

VSLR

Vivint Solar

5.35

-1.7

6.5

XOMA

XOMA Corp.

20.66

-30.2

7.7

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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

427.29

121

27.2

27.5

ALGN

Align Technology

353.27

75

16.2

25.1

AAXN

Axon Enterprise

67.65

127

9.6

18.1

BZUN

Baozun 

60.82

52

9.5

12.3

ETSY

Etsy

43.18

89

10.6

13.5

GRUB

GrubHub

106.98

61

10.4

8.1

HAE

Haemonetics  

93.04

43

5.2

6.5

HTHT

Huazhu Group  

45.87

48

10.4

51.7

HUBS

HubSpot

135.65

216

11.3

23.6

NFLX

Netflix

411.09

144

12.0

44.4

QLYS

Qualys

88.80

61

13.3

9.4

STAA

STAAR Surgical Company

31.15

779

11.9

28.2

TRHC

Tabula Rasa HealthCare

61.83

81

7.0

11.7

TTGT

TechTarget

29.14

40

7.3

6.5

TWTR

Twitter

45.88

62

13.0

6.6

VICR

Vicor  

46.20

-

7.0

12.5

WWE

World Wrestling Entertainment

67.14

74

6.9

18.8

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