Table: These Stocks May Endanger Your Financial Health

                                                PRICE*  52-WEEK  P-E
                                                              HIGH     RATIO
      AMC ENTERTAINMENT
      Feverish buying has driven shares of this       23 /4   28 1/4   12
      theater operator up 126% for the year to date,
      but earnings are unlikely to hold up.
      
      AMERICA ONLINE
      The nation's premier online service is facing   40 1/8   46 1/4   NEG.
      ferocious competition from many sources.
      
      INFINITY BROADCASTING
      This high-flying radio broadcaster,             32 1/8   37 5/8   44
      the home of "shock jock" Howard Stern,
      is $550 million in debt.
      
      McAFEE ASSOCIATES
      It's the Jonas Salk of antiviral software. But  47 1/4   52 7/8   91
      have its innovations been overcompensated
      by the stock market? Critics say yes.
      
      NETCOM
      A pioneer in Internet-only online services,     52 1/2   91 1/2   NEG.
      NETCOM is a soaring recent IPO that, some
      analysts hold, is about to bump into the ceiling.
      
      NETSCAPE
      The premier IPO of recent years makes           136 1/2  174      NEG.
      Web-browser software. But its valuation
      is so steep that it goes through spasms when the Net market sneezes.
      
      NORTH AMERICAN VACCINE
      This company faces serious competition          13 1/2   14       NEG.
      in a tough, low-margin business.
      
      ORGANOGENESIS
      A favorite of short-sellers, this biotech       20       22 1/2   NEG.
      company is a leader in genetic engineering.
      But shorts deride its product.
      
      PRESSTEK
      This developer of color-printer technology      89       97 3/4   742
      is the bane of short-sellers, who have
      been squeezed by ever-higher share prices.
      
      STARBUCKS
      A loaf of bread, a jug of coffee, and thou?     22 3/8   23 1/2   60
      Yuppies love its brews, and so does the
      stock market. Maybe too much.
      
      *As of Dec. 12, 1995
      DATA: BUSINESS WEEK
      
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