The benefit to Service Corp. may be small, but the words "heat wave updates," were included in the title of the report, so how small can it really be? Certainly not too small to make fun of, anyway.
But in case you're dead serious about this topic, as Merrill's analysts appear to be, you might consider a few other death stocks, like Hillenbrand, StoneMor Partners, Carriage Services and Matthews International. And while you're at it, you might want to take a look at Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. and Philip Morris International. Why rely on the heat when guns and cigarettes are so much more effective?
—By TheStreet.com's Dan Freed
Additional News: On Wall Street, greed is still good
Additional Views: Cramer: These are 'horrendous shorts'
TheStreet does not permit any employees on its editorial staff to individually hold positions in individual stocks, though they are permitted to own stock in TheStreet.