Looking for a short candidate as an hedge against my longs positions and Highwoods met the criteria of my screener. I did a small amount of DD, and so far so good... high paid management, high debt/equity, and other pertinent ratios such as PE. The price to sales I do not use as anyone can produce revenues, but if their selling at losses, it meaningless. Nor do Dividends as a reduction in PPS occurs on the ex-date reflecting the capital depletion from the company unless the company has stellar growth records with returns on equity. EPS and revenue growth rates appear very poor relative to their peers.
Although there's already a high short interest, it really doesn't bother me as it confirms my suspicions.
Am I missing some here? Currently I hold no positions.