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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  4/1417

(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   4.60 -7.4 8.9
AEHR Aehr Test Systems 4.45 -13.9 9.2
AEMD Aethlon Medical 2.58 -70.3 10.6
BOX Box Inc. 16.98 -99.9 6.6
CJ C&J Energy Services  33.91 -4.4 8.4
CLBS Caladrius Biosciences  4.27 -31.8 10.6
CHRS Coherus Biosciences 19.35 -31.0 8.7
EGLT Egalet   4.23 -4.8 21.6
GDRZF Gold Reserve 2.62 -0.8 12.7
GWGH GWG Holdings 10.54 0.9 9.6
INVE Identiv 6.65 -0.2 9.9
INSE Inspired Entertainment 10.05 -0.7 13.0
INTX Intersections 4.03 -5.2 7.2
IRWD Ironwood Pharmaceuticals 15.55 -0.7 10.6
JMBA Jamba 8.56 -99.9 78.9
MATR Mattersight   3.55 -2.1 35.6
NSTG NanoString Technologies 19.28 -7.1 10.3
NKTR Nektar Therapeutics 18.73 -3.1 6.5
PRXIQ Premier Exhibitions 3.00 -6.9 13.5
REED Reed's 4.30 0.5 22.1
RLJE RLJ Entertainment 2.76 0.9 10.7
XTLY Xactly  11.45 -31.7 17.0

Dividend Death List

Riskiest High Dividend Stocks

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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

ANET

Arista Networks  

131.36

35

7.1

8.4

CORT

Corcept Therapeutics  

10.62

45

12.6

28.9

GKOS

Glaukos  

44.28

264

11.4

12.8

LOGM

LogMeIn  

102.15

27

15.3

13.3

MOMO

Momo Inc.

38.18

27

7.5

15.9

TAL

TAL Education Group  

106.24

84

8.2

14.3

VEEV

Veeva Systems

50.67

64

11.7

10.7

WB

Weibo Corp.

50.16

38

12.5

14.1

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