As we enter the first full week of 2009, just over 25% of the S&P 500 stocks have forward fiscal year EPS growth expectations in the double digits. Below is a sampling of 20 of these companies, sorted by those that have been down the most in the past three months. Notice the financials have among the highest growth expectations. Prudential , Bank of America and Fifth Third Bancorp , for example, have forward growth estimates of 68%, 49% and 40% respectively.
As always, screens like this should be used as a starting point for investment ideas. You should do your homework before making any investment decisions. Here are some other investment ideas for you for 2009:
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