There's no nice way to say this, some stocks and companies are patently offensive. They employ business models that are purposefully opaque and their executives enrich themselves unconscionably at the expense of shareholders. In the following video, Motley Fool contributor John Maxfield explains why American Capital (NAS: ACAS) fits this description to a tee.

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The article Avoid This Company originally appeared on Fool.com.

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