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Only 47 stocks in the S&P 500 have fallen over the past year — Wall Street predicts they will climb up to 54% in 12 months

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By Philip van Doorn

Stock investors have been on a remarkable ride. But even during a bull market, there are some stocks that pull back, or even plunge.

Over the past year, the S&P 500 index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -2.27% has climbed a remarkable 34.7%, excluding dividends. And during that period, only 47 of its components have dropped in price.

All 11 sectors of the S&P 500 have risen in this one-year period through Sept. 27, led by the energy sector, up 74.5%, and financials, up 64.9%. The worst-performing sector has been utilities, up “only” 9.6%.

So who are the losers? One example is Activision Blizzard Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200717283/composite ATVI -0.48% , the developer of the Call of Duty and World of Warcraft videogame franchises. The company agreed on Sept. 27 to pay $18 million as part of a settlement of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s investigation of sexual harassment claims by Activision Blizzard employees. The stock is down 7% over the past year, but analysts believe it will rise 54% over the next 12 months.

Here’s a list of all 47 stocks among the S&P 500 that were down for one year through Sept. 27. The list is sorted by the percentage of “buy” or equivalent ratings among Wall Street analysts polled by FactSet.

Among them, 20 are rated “buys” by a majority of analysts. The consensus price targets imply double-digit upside for all 20:

Company Price decline – one year through Sept. 27 Share “buy” ratings Closing price – Sept. 27 Consensus price target Implied 12-month upside potential
Activision Blizzard Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200717283/composite ATVI -7.3% 94% $75.08 $115.34 54%
Global Payments Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201234787/composite GPN -6.5% 81% $163.61 $227.15 39%
Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205501174/composite LW -5.2% 78% $61.53 $85.43 39%
FedEx Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203047719/composite FDX -9.5% 75% $226.51 $312.62 38%
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202259802/composite VRTX -31.6% 74% $183.41 $260.67 42%
Fidelity National Information Services Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207166559/composite FIS -14.8% 72% $124.32 $165.93 33%
Newmont Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205356474/composite NEM -12.2% 71% $53.90 $72.65 35%
Merck & Co. Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209956077/composite MRK -11.5% 71% $73.36 $93.39 27%
Akamai Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203072268/composite AKAM -2.2% 69% $109.02 $132.75 22%
FMC Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200631712/composite FMC -9.5% 68% $95.44 $122.29 28%
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204008930/composite TTWO -10.3% 67% $148.65 $206.82 39%
VF Corp. /zigman2/quotes/206706147/composite VFC -3.4% 67% $68.17 $95.95 41%
Atmos Energy Corp. /zigman2/quotes/204989507/composite ATO -8.1% 64% $87.58 $109.78 25%
Air Products & Chemicals Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201523430/composite APD -9.9% 62% $261.91 $318.30 22%
Dominion Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206853976/composite D -4.2% 61% $73.81 $84.73 15%
Incyte Corp. /zigman2/quotes/204510994/composite INCY -20.0% 60% $69.26 $101.27 46%
Fortive Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207268286/composite FTV -1.2% 60% $73.29 $84.13 15%
Lockheed Martin Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200691238/composite LMT -8.6% 55% $353.36 $422.38 20%
DTE Energy Co. /zigman2/quotes/205073403/composite DTE -1.8% 55% $112.60 $128.20 14%
Paccar Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207923670/composite PCAR -2.4% 53% $81.56 $99.56 22%
CMS Energy Corp. /zigman2/quotes/209852159/composite CMS -3.1% 50% $59.46 $67.44 13%
Las Vegas Sands Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208792014/composite LVS -19.3% 47% $37.90 $58.00 53%
IPG Photonics Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203325788/composite IPGP -0.5% 46% $164.20 $221.63 35%
Viatris Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209413137/composite VTRS -4.2% 44% $13.82 $18.85 36%
Conagra Brands Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200394144/composite CAG -3.8% 41% $33.79 $37.20 10%
Citrix Systems Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206700852/composite CTXS -20.0% 38% $108.97 $111.92 3%
Dollar Tree Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203712248/composite DLTR -2.9% 36% $86.87 $105.52 21%
Eversource Energy /zigman2/quotes/203789081/composite ES -1.2% 32% $81.50 $91.39 12%
Pinnacle West Capital Corp. /zigman2/quotes/202967011/composite PNW -2.0% 31% $72.29 $80.92 12%
Amgen Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209157011/composite AMGN -12.6% 31% $213.11 $246.10 15%
Progressive Corp. /zigman2/quotes/202480455/composite PGR -2.1% 29% $90.68 $97.08 7%
Church & Dwight Co. Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203816376/composite CHD -11.2% 27% $82.56 $91.02 10%
Verizon Communications Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204980236/composite VZ -8.3% 25% $54.47 $60.45 11%
AT&T Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203165245/composite T -2.3% 24% $27.40 $30.73 12%
Western Union Co. /zigman2/quotes/206269665/composite WU -4.2% 24% $20.66 $26.25 27%
General Mills Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206659526/composite GIS 0.0% 24% $59.65 $63.33 6%
C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203490767/composite CHRW -12.4% 22% $89.71 $99.06 10%
Campbell Soup Co. /zigman2/quotes/202107764/composite CPB -11.1% 20% $42.26 $46.03 9%
Kimberly-Clark Corp. /zigman2/quotes/201766540/composite KMB -9.6% 20% $132.43 $139.41 5%
WEC Energy Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207419035/composite WEC -8.3% 19% $88.33 $99.50 13%
MarketAxess Holdings Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202710814/composite MKTX -10.3% 18% $417.22 $477.11 14%
Clorox Co. /zigman2/quotes/206443229/composite CLX -22.1% 16% $164.87 $161.66 -2%
McCormick & Co. Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206739653/composite MKC -11.9% 14% $84.35 $90.55 7%
Xcel Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200626850/composite XEL -9.1% 13% $62.25 $71.86 15%
Brown-Forman Corp. Class B /zigman2/quotes/209253695/composite BF.B -8.5% 6% $68.15 $72.85 7%
Consolidated Edison Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207137172/composite ED -4.3% 6% $72.53 $73.07 1%
Hormel Foods Corp. /zigman2/quotes/209170265/composite HRL -16.2% 0% $40.94 $45.56 11%
Source: FactSet

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3.25%
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$ 41.52
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$ 135.27
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$416,087
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$ 89.17
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$995,696
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-0.90 -0.25%
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$ 174.21
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2.66%
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$ 85.54
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$ 64.76
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1.01%
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/zigman2/quotes/207137172/composite
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$ 78.67
-0.55 -0.69%
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3.94%
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/zigman2/quotes/209170265/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 42.81
-0.13 -0.30%
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Dividend Yield
2.43%
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$23.23 billion
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