Wall Street Thinks These Are The Worst Stocks In The World

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FactSet is out with a new report on the most undervalued stocks: at least in the eye’s of Wall Street’s sell-side research desks.The company combed through some 10,000 ratings on S&P 500 companies to identify stocks trading sharply above or below consensus. Yesterday we posted the top 10 cheapest stocks,

What follows is a list of the stocks that are the worst stocks to own based on Wall Street consensus price targets.

Progress Energy

Ticker: PGN

Wall Street Consensus Estimate: $52.88

Closing Price (5/31/12): $54.82

Difference: -3.5%

Progress Energy engages in the transmission and sale of electricity in the south eastern United States. It was founded and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Source: Factset

Consolidated Edison

Ticker: ED

Wall Street Consensus Estimate: $58.04

Closing Price (5/31/12): $60.36

Difference: -3.8%

Consolidated Edison provides energy services throughout the United States. It was founded and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Source: Factset

Ameren

Ticker: AEE

Wall Street Consensus Estimate: $31.00

Closing Price (5/31/12): $32.31

Difference: -4.1%

Ameren operates as a public utility holding company. It is founded and based out of St. Louis, Missouri.

Source: Factset

Family Dollar Stores

Ticker: FDO

Wall Street Consensus Estimate: $65.00

Closing Price (5/31/12): $67.75

Difference: -4.1%

Family Dollar Stores is a chain of self-service retail discount stores. It was founded and is headquartered in Matthews, North Carolina.

Source: Factset

TripAdvisor

Ticker: TRIP

Wall Street Consensus Estimate: $39.91

Closing Price (5/31/12): $42.88

Difference: -6.9%

TripAdvisor operates as an online travel company worldwide. It was founded and is based out of Newton, Massachusetts.

Source: Factset

Cincinnati Financial

Ticker: CINF

Wall Street Consensus Estimate: $32.83

Closing Price (5/31/12): $36.08

Difference: -9.0%

Cincinnati Financial engages in property casualty insurance business. It was founded and is based in Fairfield, Ohio.

Source: Factset

Expedia

Ticker: EXPE

Wall Street Consensus Estimate: $40.12

Closing Price (5/31/12): $45.89

Difference: -12.6%

Expedia operates as an online travel company internationally. It was founded and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

Source: Factset

Washington Post

Ticker: WPO

Wall Street Consensus Estimate: $275.00

Closing Price (5/31/12): $348.82

Difference: -21.2%

The Washington Post operates as a diversified education and media company. It was founded and is based out of Washington D.C.

Source: Factset

Sears Holdings

Ticker: SHLD

Wall Street Consensus Estimate: $27.00

Closing Price (5/31/12): $49.40

Difference: -22.40%

Sears Holdings operates as a retailer in the United States and Canada. It was founded and is based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

Source: Factset

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