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5 Big Stocks That Are Expected to Outperform Apple

One last issue to consider here is that we also screened out companies that have seen their stock fall off the cliff right after earnings. The analysts have all had time to adapt to company outlooks for this year, and this keeps the numbers from looking skewed.

Alcoa
> Expected upside: 29%
> Market cap: $16.5 billion

Alcoa currently trades around $13.50 and its shares have been stable during earnings season. The consensus analyst price target of $17.38 is down from about $18.25 when its earnings report came in. This is lower, but not a train wreck. This leaves implied upside of 28.8%. Alcoa’s turnaround has yet to be realized in its stock, but the company is diversifying away from just being in the aluminum business into having aluminum compound products for auto and other sectors that can show promising growth ahead. It is also acquiring RTI International metals for roughly $1.5 billion.

Alcoa has a 52-week trading range of $12.65 to $17.75. The highest price target from analysts was $22.00, which implies upside of roughly 64% from current prices. Alcoa shares are up only 2% from this time a year ago.

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Facebook
> Expected upside: 20%
> Market cap: $223 billion

While it now trades near $79.65, and the consensus price target for Facebook of $95.55 would generate an implied analyst upside of 19.9%. After earnings, analysts were seeing more upside (just like Apple) despite economic and international headwinds. The king of social media just keeps growing, and its recent post-earnings pullback just has not really been any different from what Apple investors have seen. Mark Zuckerberg even seems to be getting mobile right, which has been elusive for advertising-dependent companies elsewhere.

Facebook shares have 52-week trading range of $56.26 to $86.07. According to Thomson Reuters, the highest analyst price target for Facebook is $110.00, and that would generate upside of about 38%, if the most aggressive target turns out to be right. Facebook shares have risen by 38% over the trailing 12 months.

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