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20 Stocks with the Potential To Drop (Q1 2010)

20 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, the 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. From the entire S&P 500, which stocks are an
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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, the 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. From the entire S&P 500, which stocks are analysts expecting to have the biggest drops? With data from ThomsonReuters, we took a look at which stocks have mean consensus estimates farthest below their stock prices (as of market close on 3/9/10).

So, which stocks do analysts on average predict will have the biggest drop? Click ahead to find out!

By Ariel Nelson & Paul Toscano Posted 9 March 2010

20. Nicor (GAS)

Potential to Drop: -6.9%Closing Price (3/9): $42.62Price Target: $39.67Analysts Covering: 3High Price Target: $44.00Low Price Target: $37.00
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Potential to Drop: -6.9%
Closing Price (3/9): $42.62
Price Target: $39.67

Analysts Covering: 3
High Price Target: $44.00
Low Price Target: $37.00

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19. Airgas Inc. (ARG)

Potential to Drop: -7.2%Closing Price (3/9): $64.54Price Target: $59.89Analysts Covering: 9High Price Target: $68.00Low Price Target: $50.00
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Potential to Drop: -7.2%
Closing Price (3/9): $64.54
Price Target: $59.89

Analysts Covering: 9
High Price Target: $68.00
Low Price Target: $50.00

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18. Boeing (BA)

Potential to Drop: -7.7%Closing Price (3/9): $67.79Price Target: $62.59Analysts Covering: 22High Price Target: $77.00Low Price Target: $47.00
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Potential to Drop: -7.7%
Closing Price (3/9): $67.79
Price Target: $62.59

Analysts Covering: 22
High Price Target: $77.00
Low Price Target: $47.00

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17. Prologis (PLD)

Potential to Drop: -8.2%Closing Price (3/9): $13.40Price Target: $12.30Analysts Covering: 10High Price Target: $14.00Low Price Target: $9.00
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Potential to Drop: -8.2%
Closing Price (3/9): $13.40
Price Target: $12.30

Analysts Covering: 10
High Price Target: $14.00
Low Price Target: $9.00

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16. Starwood Hotels & Resorts (HOT)

Potential to Drop: -8.5% Closing Price (3/9): $41.34 Price Target: $37.82 Analysts Covering: 17 High Price Target: $48.00 Low Price Target: $21.00
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Potential to Drop: -8.5%
Closing Price (3/9): $41.34
Price Target: $37.82

Analysts Covering: 17
High Price Target: $48.00
Low Price Target: $21.00

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15. Equity Residential (EQR)

Potential to Drop: -10.3%Closing Price (3/9): $38.30Price Target: $34.36Analysts Covering: 16High Price Target: $38.00Low Price Target: $24.00
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Potential to Drop: -10.3%
Closing Price (3/9): $38.30
Price Target: $34.36

Analysts Covering: 16
High Price Target: $38.00
Low Price Target: $24.00

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14. JDS Uniphase (JDSU)

Potential to Drop: -9.3%Closing Price (3/9): $11.44Price Target: $10.38Analysts Covering: 9High Price Target: $15.00Low Price Target: $6.00
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Potential to Drop: -10.5%
Closing Price (3/9): $11.60
Price Target: $10.38

Analysts Covering: 9
High Price Target: $15.00
Low Price Target: $6.00

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13. Millipore Corp (MIL)

Potential to Drop: -10.7%Closing Price (3/9): $105.06Price Target: $93.86Analysts Covering: 7High Price Target: $107.00Low Price Target: $75.00
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Potential to Drop: -10.8%
Closing Price (3/9): $105.25
Price Target: $93.86

Analysts Covering: 7
High Price Target: $107.00
Low Price Target: $75.00

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12. SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU)

Potential to Drop: 12.3%Closing Price (3/9): $16.37Price Target: $14.36Analysts Covering: 14High Price Target: $18.00Low Price Target: $11.00
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Potential to Drop: 11.2%
Closing Price (3/9): $16.16
Price Target: $14.36

Analysts Covering: 14
High Price Target: $18.00
Low Price Target: $11.00

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11. Ameren Corp (AEE)

Potential to Drop: -11.2%Closing Price (3/9): $25.51Price Target: $22.67Analysts Covering: 3High Price Target: $23.00Low Price Target: $22.00
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Potential to Drop: -11.4%
Closing Price (3/9): $25.57
Price Target: $22.67

Analysts Covering: 3
High Price Target: $23.00
Low Price Target: $22.00

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10. AvalonBay Communities (AVB)

Potential to Drop: -12.0%Closing Price (3/9): $84.78Price Target: $74.57Analysts Covering: 14High Price Target: $89.00Low Price Target: $55.00
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Potential to Drop: -11.8%
Closing Price (3/9): $84.55
Price Target: $74.57

Analysts Covering: 14
High Price Target: $89.00
Low Price Target: $55.00

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9. Kimco Realty Corp (KIM)

Potential to Drop: -12.6%Closing Price (3/9): $14.65Price Target: $12.81Analysts Covering: 13High Price Target: $15.00Low Price Target: $11.00
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Potential to Drop: -12.8%
Closing Price (3/9): $14.68
Price Target: $12.81

Analysts Covering: 13
High Price Target: $15.00
Low Price Target: $11.00

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8. Apartment Investment & Mgmt (AIV)

Potential to Drop: -16.4%Closing Price (3/9): $18.19Price Target: $15.20Analysts Covering: 14High Price Target: $20.00Low Price Target: $10.00
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Potential to Drop: -15.0%
Closing Price (3/9): $17.89
Price Target: $15.20

Analysts Covering: 14
High Price Target: $20.00
Low Price Target: $10.00

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7. Office Depot (ODP)

Potential to Drop: -14.9%Closing Price (3/9): $7.92Price Target: $6.75Analysts Covering: 13High Price Target: $10.00Low Price Target: $3.00
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Potential to Drop: -15.2%
Closing Price (3/9): $7.96
Price Target: $6.75

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

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6. Smith International (SII)

Potential to Drop: -15.8%Closing Price (3/9): $43.02Price Target: $36.22Analysts Covering: 18High Price Target: $55.00Low Price Target: $25.00
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Potential to Drop: -16.3%
Closing Price (3/9): $43.28
Price Target: $36.22

Analysts Covering: 18
High Price Target: $55.00
Low Price Target: $25.00

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5. BJ Services (BJS)

Potential to Drop: -16.4%Closing Price (3/9): $22.43Price Target: $18.75Analysts Covering: 12High Price Target: $32.00Low Price Target: $11.00
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Potential to Drop: -16.9%
Closing Price (3/9): $22.55
Price Target: $18.75

Analysts Covering: 12
High Price Target: $32.00
Low Price Target: $11.00

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4. Black and Decker (BDK)

Potential to Drop: -17.4%Closing Price (3/9): $75.23Price Target: $62.11Analysts Covering: 9High Price Target: $72.00Low Price Target: $38.00
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Potential to Drop: -17.7%
Closing Price (3/9): $75.44
Price Target: $62.11

Analysts Covering: 9
High Price Target: $72.00
Low Price Target: $38.00

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3. Eastman Kodak (EK)

Potential to Drop: -27.5%Closing Price (3/9): $5.98Price Target: $4.33Analysts Covering: 3High Price Target: $5.00Low Price Target: $3.00
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Potential to Drop: -27.8%
Closing Price (3/9): $6.00
Price Target: $4.33

Analysts Covering: 3
High Price Target: $5.00
Low Price Target: $3.00

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2. Sears Holdings (SHLD)

Potential to Drop: -33.6%Closing Price (3/9): $100.65Price Target: $66.80Analysts Covering: 5High Price Target: $97.00Low Price Target: $56.00
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Potential to Drop: -33.9%
Closing Price (3/9): $101.01
Price Target: $66.80

Analysts Covering: 5
High Price Target: $97.00
Low Price Target: $56.00

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1. American Int'l Group (AIG)

Potential to Drop: -42.6%Closing Price (3/9): $32.65Price Target: $18.75Analysts Covering: 4High Price Target: $29.00Low Price Target: $2.50
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Potential to Drop: -42.8%
Closing Price (3/9): $32.77
Price Target: $18.75

Analysts Covering: 4
High Price Target: $29.00
Low Price Target: $2.50

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