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Avoid These Pump and Dumps: $HMNY $WATT $UAA $MEET $WTW $MNKD

A new year does not erase pump and dump stocks out there in the market. Avoid:

$HMNY - Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc.

Business model is flawed: more customer signups lead to more losses. The business does not scale.

 

$HMNY, Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc / H1

$WATT – Energous Corporation

Pumpers lifted the stock and made out like bandits. Don’t get stuck with $WATT stock.

 

$WATT, ENERGOUS CORP / H1

In Biotech $GALE – Galena is a lesson for all. $MNKD – MannKind disappointed shareholders and will continue doing so. It may have patent value but operating costs are too high to sustain product launches effectively.

 

$MNKD, MANNKIND CORP / H1

$MEET – Meet Group – is the site users don’t come back to, so the stock won’t hold $3/share.

 

$MEET, MEET GROUP INC/THE / H1

Value Traps:

$UAA – Under Armour is an expensive stock and does not look out for shareholders. Splitting shares into two voting class stock was a big red flag. 

$UAA, UNDER ARMOUR INC-CLASS A / H1

$WTW – Weight Watchers Intl issued a $500M senior note offering on Nov. 13. But interest cost is still $140M in 2018. WTW must meet the 3.5x debt/EBITDA goal. Risks elevated.  

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