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20 Stocks with the Biggest Potential To Drop

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.

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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 12/11/09, stocks included must be covered by 3 or more analysts).

Click ahead to find out!

By Ariel Nelson & Paul Toscano
Posted 11 Dec 2009

20. Office Depot (ODP)
Closing Price (12/11): $6.75Price Target: $6.19Potential to Drop: -8.3%Analysts Covering: 13High Price Target: $10.00Low Price Target: $3.00

Closing Price (12/11): $6.75
Price Target: $6.19
Potential to Drop: -8.3%

Analysts Covering: 13
High Price Target: $10.00
Low Price Target: $3.00

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19. Black and Decker (BDK)
Closing Price (12/11): $61.98Price Target: $56.43Potential to Drop: -9.0%Analysts Covering: 9High Price Target: $62.00Low Price Target: $38.00

Closing Price (12/11): $62.21
Price Target: $56.43
Potential to Drop: -9.3%

Analysts Covering: 9
High Price Target: $62.00
Low Price Target: $38.00

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18. Paychex Inc (PAYX)
Closing Price (12/11): $31.91Price Target: $28.75Potential to Drop: -9.9%Analysts Covering: 13High Price Target: $35.00Low Price Target: $24.00

Closing Price (12/11): $31.84
Price Target: $28.75
Potential to Drop: -9.7%

Analysts Covering: 13
High Price Target: $35.00
Low Price Target: $24.00

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16. (Tied) Nicor Inc (GAS)
Closing Price (12/11): $42.32Price Target: $38.33Potential to Drop: -9.4%Analysts Covering: 3High Price Target: $42.00Low Price Target: $35.00

Closing Price (12/11): $42.48
Price Target: $38.33
Potential to Drop: -9.8%

Analysts Covering: 3
High Price Target: $42.00
Low Price Target: $35.00

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16. (Tied) HCP Inc (HCP)
Closing Price (12/11): $31.15Price Target: $28.39Potential to Drop: -8.9%Analysts Covering: 10High Price Target: $32.00Low Price Target: $24.00

Closing Price (12/11): $31.47
Price Target: $28.39
Potential to Drop: -9.8%

Analysts Covering: 10
High Price Target: $32.00
Low Price Target: $24.00

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15. Titanium Metals Corp (TIE)
Closing Price (12/11): $10.48Price Target: $9.50Potential to Drop: -9.4%Analysts Covering: 3High Price Target: $12.00Low Price Target: $7.00

Closing Price (12/11): $10.57
Price Target: $9.50
Potential to Drop: -10.1%

Analysts Covering: 3
High Price Target: $12.00
Low Price Target: $7.00

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14. Total System Services (TSS)
Closing Price (12/11): $17.35Price Target: $15.43Potential to Drop: -11.0%Analysts Covering: 9High Price Target: $18.00Low Price Target: $13.00

Closing Price (12/11): $17.30
Price Target: $15.43
Potential to Drop: -10.8%

Analysts Covering: 9
High Price Target: $18.00
Low Price Target: $13.00

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13. Pepco Holdings (POM)
Closing Price (12/11): $17.28Price Target: $15.50Potential to Drop: -10.3%Analysts Covering: 5High Price Target: $18.00Low Price Target: $13.00

Closing Price (12/11): $17.40
Price Target: $15.50
Potential to Drop: -10.8%

Analysts Covering: 5
High Price Target: $18.00
Low Price Target: $13.00

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11. (Tied) Prologis (PLD)
Closing Price (12/11): $13.60Price Target: $12.33Potential to Drop: -9.3%Analysts Covering: 11High Price Target: $15.00Low Price Target: $9.00

Closing Price (12/11): $13.90
Price Target: $12.33
Potential to Drop: -11.3%

Analysts Covering: 11
High Price Target: $15.00
Low Price Target: $9.00

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11. (Tied) Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
Closing Price (12/11): $8.66Price Target: $7.66Potential to Drop: -11.5%Analysts Covering: 19High Price Target: $12.00Low Price Target: $3.50

Closing Price (12/11): $8.64
Price Target: $7.66
Potential to Drop: -11.3%

Analysts Covering: 19
High Price Target: $12.00
Low Price Target: $3.50

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10. Intuitive Surgical Inc. (ISRG)
Closing Price (12/11): $291.98Price Target: $257.67Potential to Drop: -11.8%Analysts Covering: 7High Price Target: $300.00Low Price Target: $170.00

Closing Price (12/11): $292.29
Price Target: $257.67
Potential to Drop: -11.8%

Analysts Covering: 7
High Price Target: $300.00
Low Price Target: $170.00

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9. DTE Energy Co (DTE)
Closing Price (12/11): $43.52Price Target: $38.50Potential to Drop: -12.3%Analysts Covering: 6High Price Target: $43.00Low Price Target: $30.00

Closing Price (12/11): $43.42
Price Target: $38.50
Potential to Drop: -12.5%

Analysts Covering: 6
High Price Target: $43.00
Low Price Target: $30.00

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8. NiSource (NI)
Closing Price (12/11): $15.51Price Target: $13.50Potential to Drop: -13.0%Analysts Covering: 6High Price Target: $15.00Low Price Target: $11.00

Closing Price (12/11): $15.42
Price Target: $13.50
Potential to Drop: -12.5%

Analysts Covering: 6
High Price Target: $15.00
Low Price Target: $11.00

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7. Rockwell Automation (ROK)
Closing Price (12/11): $47.59Price Target: $41.45Potential to Drop: -12.9%Analysts Covering: 11High Price Target: $58.00Low Price Target: $29.00

Closing Price (12/11): $47.56
Price Target: $41.45
Potential to Drop: -12.8%

Analysts Covering: 11
High Price Target: $58.00
Low Price Target: $29.00

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6. AvalonBay Communities (AVB)
Closing Price (12/11): $76.44Price Target: $65.07Potential to Drop: -14.9%Analysts Covering: 16High Price Target: $80.00Low Price Target: $52.00

Closing Price (12/11): $76.74
Price Target: $65.07
Potential to Drop: -15.2%

Analysts Covering: 16
High Price Target: $80.00
Low Price Target: $52.00

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5. Apartment Investment & Mgmt (AIV)
Closing Price (12/11): $14.65Price Target: $12.27Potential to Drop: -16.2%Analysts Covering: 13High Price Target: $17.00Low Price Target: $10.00

Closing Price (12/11): $14.85
Price Target: $12.27
Potential to Drop: -17.4%

Analysts Covering: 13
High Price Target: $17.00
Low Price Target: $10.00

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4. Integrys Energy Group (TEG)
Closing Price (12/11): $42.19Price Target: $34.83Potential to Drop: -17.4%Analysts Covering: 3High Price Target: $36.00Low Price Target: $33.50

Closing Price (12/11): $42.45
Price Target: $34.83
Potential to Drop: -18.0%

Analysts Covering: 3
High Price Target: $36.00
Low Price Target: $33.50

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3. Ameren Corp (AEE)
Closing Price (12/11): $27.76Price Target: $22.00Potential to Drop: -20.7%Analysts Covering: 3High Price Target: $23.00Low Price Target: $20.00

Closing Price (12/11): $27.82
Price Target: $22.00
Potential to Drop: -20.9%

Analysts Covering: 3
High Price Target: $23.00
Low Price Target: $20.00

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2. Eastman Kodak Co. (EK)
Closing Price (12/11): $4.42Price Target: $2.81Potential to Pop: -36.4%Analysts Covering: 4High Price Target: $3.00Low Price Target: $2.25

Closing Price (12/11): $4.40
Price Target: $2.81
Potential to Pop: -36.1%

Analysts Covering: 4
High Price Target: $3.00
Low Price Target: $2.25

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1. Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD)
Closing Price (12/11): $74.42Price Target: $46.40Potential to Drop: -37.7%Analysts Covering: 5High Price Target: $60.00Low Price Target: $40.00

Closing Price (12/11): $74.32
Price Target: $46.40
Potential to Drop: -37.6%

Analysts Covering: 5
High Price Target: $60.00
Low Price Target: $40.00

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