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Whitney Falters in Trying to Repeat Citigroup Success

Meredith Whitney, the bank analyst who jumped to celebrity from obscurity by correctly predicting Citigroup Inc.’s dividend cut, is having less success divining stock market winners and losers.

Since Whitney founded her own firm last year, about two-thirds of her picks have fared worse than market indexes. Missed calls include Visa Inc., the payments network that fell 14 percent after Whitney called it her “single best buy,” and credit-card issuer Capital One Financial Corp., which tripled after she urged clients to sell.