Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Wall Street Wants To Like Headwaters, But Should You?

I think everybody has a relative that won't ever let you get past who/what you used to be - it's probably one of those shared human experiences. I find myself slipping into that bad habit when I look at Headwaters (NYSE:HW). I made some very good returns off this stock many years ago, back in the day when it was a coal treatment company with supposedly exciting catalyst technologies in the works. Management may have seen the writing on the wall with respect to the future of "clean coal," but the company's debt-fueled ventures into building products amidst the housing boom put this company into a bad spot for a number of years.

Now things are different. Headwaters...

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