Max Nisen is a Bloomberg Gadfly columnist covering biotech, pharma and health care. He previously wrote about management and corporate strategy for Quartz and Business Insider.

Good morning! This is Fly Charts, the daily charts-only newsletter from Gadfly; sign up here. From private equity at WebMD to energetic junk bonds, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today.

Cost Containment
LaCroix owner National Beverage's position in the zeitgeist may be up -- but so are its costs.
Source: Corporate filings
Years are fiscal years ending April 30.
Treatment Plan
Time to search WebMD for the side effects of cost cutting -- the firm is about to go under the private equity knife.
Source: Bloomberg
Checkout Line
Wall Street firms (some of which ran Blue Apron's IPO) believe the firm is more than a fancified grocery delivery service. The market isn’t so sure.
Source: Bloomberg
Bigger Volatility
Energy junk bonds have been more energetic than other high-yield bonds; don't expect that to change any time soon.
Source: Bank of America Merrill Lynch index data

And don't miss Marcus Ashworth and Marcus Gilbert teaming up on Greece's debt renaissance: "Greece has decided to brave the waters with a new five-year benchmark bond, the first fresh deal for nearly three years. Fortune favors the brave -- but not the greedy. For now, a successful return to the fixed income markets matters more than securing the very best terms or the most money."

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