Seven Solid Under-the-Radar Stocks

Standard & Poor's set out to find promising names that are under-covered on Wall Street. Here's what the agency came up with

Go with what you know. The maxim may apply to Wall Street research coverage, as companies concentrate coverage of bigger, more highly capitalized names. Bigger stocks with wide name recognition can enjoy a particular advantage over their smaller brethren: the high degree of analytical coverage from Wall Street firms. The reason: Wider coverage ensures a greater degree of investor awareness of these companies' shares, which can help foster demand for these equities.

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