Each quarter near the end of the earnings season, CNBC's Analytics team publishes a list of 20 stocks in the S&P 500 index trading at the greatest premiums or discounts to their analysts’ consensus target prices.
Since the latest “ 20 Stocks With the Potential to Pop ” series was published on Dec. 21, 2011, these stocks posted an average gain of 10 percent, compared with a 9 percent return for the S&P 500.
Nine companies on the list saw their shares rise more than 17 percent, with Teradata taking the lead, up 37 percent, followed by Priceline.com with a gain of 36 percent.
On the other hand, four companies dropped by more than 7 percent. Electronic Arts, for example, fell 19 percent. As with any other research, these screens are starting points and due diligence is required before investing. Below is a look at how the entire group performed since it was last published, and make sure to be on lookout for the new list, which will be available on Cnbc.com this afternoon.
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