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5 Companies That Are Distressing Investors

"Jamba has weak liquidity. Currently, the quick ratio is 0.57, which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 14% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future."

Domino's Pizza: (DPZ - Get Report)

TheStreet Ratings Recommendation: HOLD

Altman Z Score: -6.66

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Domino's, which has rallied by 24% over the past year, might be worth another look as the company's balance sheet is less than desirable. Here's a snippet from our ratings report:

"Domino's Pizza has weak liquidity. Currently, the quick ratio is 0.77 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 17% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future."

There you have it. Tomorrow, we will provide another five stocks that look weak according to the Altman-Z Score.

Equity research manager Chris Stuart, CFA, joined TheStreet Ratings after working as a senior investment analyst with Merrill Lynch covering small-cap equity and alternative investment strategies. Prior to that, Stuart worked for One Beacon Insurance as an actuarial analyst and at H&R Block as a financial adviser. Stuart earned his bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society (BSAS) and the CFA Institute.
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