How '20 Stocks to Drop' Performed in Q1

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CNBC's quarterly list of S&P 500 stocks with the potential to underperform did just that — they rose by only 5.6 percent since Jan. 10, compared with the 8.8 percent gain for the index.

Near the end of each earnings season, CNBC's Analytics team publishes a list of “20 Stocks With the Potential to Drop” based on their price, premiums or discounts compared to analysts’ consensus target prices.

Indeed, 14 of the 20 companies on the list underperformed the overall benchmark index, with Oneok posting the largest loss, down 6 percent, followed by Brystol-Myers with a loss of 5 percent.

On the other hand, six companies rose by more than 12 percent. PulteGroup, for example, gained 25 percent.

As with any other research, these screens are starting points and due diligence is required before investing.

Below is a look at how the entire group performed since it was last published, and make sure to be on lookout for the new list, which will be available on close of trading Wednesday afternoon.

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