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20 Stocks with the Biggest Potential To Drop (Oct 2009)

Stocks with the Potential To Drop

It's the basic question when investing in a stock: is it on the way up or will it go down? To answer this question,  Wall Street has developed numerous ways of attempting to predict what will happen, estimating various attributes tied to stock performance in order to determine what the future holds for a company's valuation.After dissecting the data, analysts following a particular stock produce a price target of where they believe the  stock is headed. Out of the entire S&P 500, which stocks ar
Source: ThomsonReuters; Note: consensus analyst estimates as of 12/11/09.

It's the basic question when investing in a stock: is it on the way up or will it go down? To answer this question, Wall Street has developed numerous ways of attempting to predict what will happen, estimating various attributes tied to stock performance in order to determine what the future holds for a company's valuation.

After dissecting the data, analysts following a particular stock produce a price target of where they believe the  stock is headed. Out of the entire S&P 500, which stocks are analysts expecting to have the biggest price drops? Here's the top 20, according to ThomsonReuters (as of market close on 10/16/09).

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By Ariel Nelson & Paul Toscano
Posted 16 Oct 2009

20. Avery Dennison Group (AVY)

Price Target: $32.50Closing Price (10/16): $38.70Potential to Drop: -14.0%

Price Target: $32.50
Closing Price (10/16): $38.70
Potential to Drop: -14.0%

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19. Host Hotel & Resorts (HST)

Price Target: $9.58Closing Price (10/16): $11.28Potential to Drop: -15.1%

Price Target: $9.58
Closing Price (10/16): $11.19
Potential to Drop: -14.4%

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18. Caterpillar (CAT)

Price Target: $46.31Closing Price (10/16): $54.57Potential to Drop: -15.1%

Price Target: $46.31
Closing Price (10/16): $54.57
Potential to Drop: -15.1%

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17. Citrix Systems (CTXS)

Price Target: $35.50Closing Price (10/16): $42.74Potential to Drop: -16.9%

Price Target: $35.50
Closing Price (10/16): $41.96
Potential to Drop: -15.4%

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16. Whirlpool (WHR)

Price Target: $61.17Closing Price (10/16): $71.83Potential to Drop: -14.8%

Price Target: $61.17
Closing Price (10/16): $72.73
Potential to Drop: -15.9%

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15. M&T Bank (MTB)

Price Target: $55.78Closing Price (10/16): $65.89Potential to Drop: -15.3%

Price Target: $55.78
Closing Price (10/16): $66.53
Potential to Drop: -16.2%

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14. BJ Services (BJS)

Price Target: $17.40Closing Price (10/16): $20.32Potential to Drop: -14.4%

Price Target: $17.40
Closing Price (10/16): $21.17
Potential to Drop: -17.8%

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13. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

Price Target: $4.57Closing Price (10/16): $6.08Potential to Drop: -24.8%

Price Target: $4.57
Closing Price (10/16): $5.74
Potential to Drop: -20.4%

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11. (Tie) Titanium Metals Corp (TIE)

Price Target: $8.17Closing Price (10/16): $10.17Potential to Drop: -19.7%

Price Target: $8.17
Closing Price (10/16): $22.15
Potential to Drop: -20.5%

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11. (Tie) Lexmark Intl. (LXK)

Price Target: $17.61Closing Price (10/16): $22.84Potential to Drop: -22.9%

Price Target: $17.61
Closing Price (10/16): $22.15
Potential to Drop: -20.5%

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10. Starwood Hotels (HOT)

Price Target: $27.97Closing Price (10/16): $33.97Potential to Drop: -17.7%

Price Target: $27.97
Closing Price (10/16): $35.38
Potential to Drop: -20.9%

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9. New York Times (NYT)

Price Target: $6.50Closing Price (10/16): $8.31Potential to Drop: -21.8%

Price Target: $6.50
Closing Price (10/16): $8.48
Potential to Drop: -23.3%

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8. Whole Foods (WFMI)

Price Target: $25.64Closing Price (10/16): $32.71Potential to Drop: -21.6%

Price Target: $25.64
Closing Price (10/16): $33.74
Potential to Drop: -24.0%

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7. Harley Davidson (HOG)

Price Target: $21.00Closing Price (10/16): $24.64Potential to Drop: -14.8%

Price Target: $21.00
Closing Price (10/16): $27.86
Potential to Drop: -24.6%

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6. Apartment Investment & Mgmt. Co (AIV)

Price Target: $11.07Closing Price (10/16): $15.30Potential to Drop: -27.7%

Price Target: $11.07
Closing Price (10/16): $15.07
Potential to Drop: -26.6%

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5. Eastman Kodak (EK)

Price Target: $2.94Closing Price (10/16): $4.46Potential to Drop: -34.1%

Price Target: $2.94
Closing Price (10/16): $4.27
Potential to Drop: -31.2%

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4. Harman Intl. (HAR)

Price Target: $25.00Closing Price (10/16): $35.63Potential to Drop: -29.8%

Price Target: $25.00
Closing Price (10/16): $36.60
Potential to Drop: -31.7%

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3. Sears Holding (SHLD)

Price Target: $46.40Closing Price (10/16): $69.72Potential to Drop: -33.4%

Price Target: $46.40
Closing Price (10/16): $70.08
Potential to Drop: -33.8%

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2. Office Depot (ODP)

Price Target: $4.63Closing Price (10/16): $7.42Potential to Drop: -37.7%

Price Target: $4.63
Closing Price (10/16): $7.48
Potential to Drop: -38.2%

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1. American Int'l Group (AIG)

Price Target: $23.50Closing Price (10/16): $44.53Potential to Drop: -47.2%

Price Target: $23.50
Closing Price (10/16): $43.20
Potential to Drop: -45.6%

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