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The Worst 5 Stocks for Free Cash Flow and Debt-to-Cash Ratio

After finding out which companies had the most cash on hand in Follow the Money: 5 Extremely Cash-Rich Stocks, Bristol Voss of Minyanville decided to invert the process and find out which names are deeply, deeply in debt with little cash on hand to do anything about it.

Follow the Money: 5 Extremely Cash-Rich Stocks

Now that earnings season is winding down, we can direct our attention to other measures of a company's worth -- things like having boatloads of cash on hand, good free cash flow, and strong earnings per share growth. Here are five companies that look great based on those criteria.

The Downside of Buybacks Plus Higher Dividends

Over the last three years, companies that boosted dividends or initiated stock buybacks -- both methods intended to raise price per share -- lost an average of more than 10% in stock price. But cash-hoarding companies that did both lost an average of more than 21%.