20 Stocks with the Potential to Pop (CNBC) 2011

By | June 6, 2011

CNBC has an article that shows 20 stocks with the potential to have a significant jump in share prices. Below are the 20 companies listed from highest to lowest by potential to pop percentage. With recent huge market indices drops, now is a good time to look at some of these stocks and buy them at low prices.

 

1. Monster Worldwide (MWW)
Potential to Pop: 54.21%
Mean Price Target: $22.65
Closing Price (5/25): $14.69

Number of Analysts: 13
High Estimate: $32
Low Estimate: $9

 

2. Bank of America (BAC)
Potential to Pop: 52.72%
Mean Price Target: $17.38
Closing Price (5/25): $11.38

Number of Analysts: 25
High Estimate: $24
Low Estimate: $13.50

 

3. Micron Technology (MU)
Potential to Pop: 48.34%
Mean Price Target: $14.26
Closing Price (5/25): $9.61

Number of Analysts: 20
High Estimate: $18
Low Estimate: $11

 

4. MEMC Electronic Materials (WFR)
Potential to Pop: 44.53%
Mean Price Target: $14.39
Closing Price (5/25): $9.96

Number of Analysts: 19
High Estimate: $18
Low Estimate: $9.5

 

5. Goldman Sachs (GS)
Potential to Pop: 42.32%
Mean Price Target: $193.90
Closing Price (5/25): $136.24

Number of Analysts: 20
High Estimate: $243
Low Estimate: $165

 

6. Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF)
Potential to Pop: 41.91%
Mean Price Target: $124
Closing Price (5/25): $87.38

Number of Analysts: 10
High Estimate: $145
Low Estimate: $75

 

7. Citigroup (C)
Potential to Pop: 41.02%
Mean Price Target: $56.88
Closing Price (5/25): $40.33

Number of Analysts: 20
High Estimate: $70
Low Estimate: $42

 

8. AK Steel Holding (AKS)
Potential to Pop: 39.69%
Mean Price Target: $20.56
Closing Price (5/25): $14.72

Number of Analysts: 8
High Estimate: $24
Low Estimate: $16

 

9. Southwest (LUV)
Potential to Pop: 39.36%
Mean Price Target: $16.50
Closing Price (5/25): $11.84

Number of Analysts: 14
High Estimate: $26
Low Estimate: $13.5

 

10. Janus Capital Group (JNS)
Potential to Pop: 38.99%
Mean Price Target: $14.04
Closing Price (5/25): $10.10

Number of Analysts: 13
High Estimate: $17
Low Estimate: $11.5

 

11. SanDisk Corp (SNDK)
Potential to Pop: 37.91%
Mean Price Target: $62.63
Closing Price (5/25): $45.41

Number of Analysts: 16
High Estimate: $72
Low Estimate: $52

 

12. Compuware (CPWR)
Potential to Pop: 37.01%
Mean Price Target: $13.40
Closing Price (5/25): $9.78

Number of Analysts: 5
High Estimate: $14
Low Estimate: $12.50

 

13. Cameron International (CAM)
Potential to Pop: 38.85%
Mean Price Target: $65.38
Closing Price (5/25): $47.77

Number of Analysts: 24
High Estimate: $90
Low Estimate: $55

 

14. Microsoft (MSFT)
Potential to Pop: 36.57%
Mean Price Target: $33.04
Closing Price (5/25): $24.19

Number of Analysts: 27
High Estimate: $38
Low Estimate: $25

 

15. Akamai Technologies (AKAM)
Potential to Pop: 35.72%
Mean Price Target: $44.63
Closing Price (5/25): $32.88

Number of Analysts: 20
High Estimate: $56
Low Estimate: $32.50

 

16. Genworth Financial (GNW)
Potential to Pop: 35.58%
Mean Price Target: $14.85
Closing Price (5/25): $10.95

Number of Analysts: 13
High Estimate: $22
Low Estimate: $12

 

17. Broadcom Corporation (BRCM)
Potential to Pop: 35.33%
Mean Price Target: $44.97
Closing Price (5/25): $33.23

Number of Analysts: 36
High Estimate: $55
Low Estimate: $27.5

 


18. Google (GOOG)
Potential to Pop: 35.30%
Mean Price Target: $703.11
Closing Price (5/25): $519.67

Number of Analysts: 33
High Estimate: $800
Low Estimate: $519

 

19. Ford (F)
Potential to Pop: 35.21%
Mean Price Target: $19.71
Closing Price (5/25): $14.58

Number of Analysts: 14
High Estimate: $22
Low Estimate: $17

 

20. Wells Fargo (WFC)
Potential to Pop: 34.95%
Mean Price Target: $37.19
Closing Price (5/25): $27.56

Number of Analysts: 27
High Estimate: $49
Low Estimate: $29

In this list, my favorite picks are GS and WFR. GS share prices has been down recently because of negative news, but I think they should see a rebound soon. WFR is a play on solar panels, which is a growing industry. With increasing demand in solar panels, WFR should see a soar in share price.

Disclosure: The author owns C and GS.
Photos: CNBC website
Credit: All images and stock picks are from CNBC.

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