24/7 has compiled many of the predictions from various firms and various market pundits for what lies ahead in 2012. Wall St. modified analyst consensus price target methodology generates 12% expected upside to a 13,678 peak in the DJIA in 2012. Here were the 5 most undervalued DJIA stocks for 2012 and the 5 least attractive DJIA stocks according to consensus price targets.
- The 17 Most Important IPOs to Watch in 2012.
- The 24/7 Wall St. 2012 Model Dividend portfolio
- Bankruptcy, liquidation, delisting and all… Here is a list of ten stocks that are not expected to survive 2012.
- Major semiconductors and expected price performance of leaders in 2012.
- Top Oil & Gas stocks with expected price performance in 2012.
One firm gave what looks and feels like an outrageous possibility: a 50% drop from the peak in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) shares.
Jim Cramer’s top four of the thirty DJIA picks are AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) and Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE: KFT). FULL SUMMARY
A Doug Kass call was made for E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: ETFC) to be acquired, even though it all but killed any M&A prospects.
Barron’s gave ten stocks it sees as its favorite picks in 2012, and the trend here is based upon value stocks and dividend stocks rather than aggressive growth stocks.
Molycorp. Inc. (NYSE: MCP) received a wishy-washy outlook concerns from top analyst for this year.
3 Groups of small and mid-cap stock picks expecting huge upside in 2012:
Small & Mid-Cap Stocks With 50% Upside In 2012 (OIS, OI, ROSE, WBC, CIE)
Small Caps With 50% Upside in 2012 (TEN, WNR, APO, SNV, MTZ)
Small Caps With Over 50% Stock Upside in 2012 (PNK, CDXS, VVUS, SCMR)
A consensus breakdown of top analyst stock picks for biotech in 2012. Dendreon Corporation (NASDAQ: DNDN) was noted with having more than 40% upside at the time, but that was literally seen in one day this last week. Three top medical technology picks in 2012 from Zacks Investment Research were Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX), Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISRG). and St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE: STJ).
Eight nations with active ETFs, closed-end funds, and ADRs which may benefit from credit rating upgrades in 2012.
JON C. OGG