8 Stocks That Could Double in Value in 2012

Bank of AmericaIt is unusual for a stock's price to double in a year, but several well-known companies' shares have done just that recently.

Netflix shares doubled in 2010. Apple's shares rose 145% in 2009 in the midst of a climb that eventually made it the No.1 public corporation in America based on market cap.

Most stocks that move up 100% in a year do so for one of two reasons: either because the company is getting purchased at a premium, or because of an extraordinary earnings or revenue event. The second was the case for Netflix in 2010, although the improvement in earnings reversed itself this year.

Naturally, investors would love to know which stock could be next. 24/7 Wall St. wants to help. They've compiled a list of S&P 500 companies whose stocks could double in 2012.

Their criteria led them to search for reasons a corporation might be expected to have an extremely positive earnings event, and signs that would make one an attractive target for acquisition. Some companies a ripe for takeover in 2012 are actually ones that did particularly poorly in 2011: Their share prices may have become depressed, but many still have valuable core assets.

Here are eight U.S. companies whose share prices could double over the course of 2012:

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What about (ATVI)!? Diablo 3 will make huge sums of money I'm sure...

December 29 2011 at 4:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Fed res dollar printing has increased to keep up with US treasury's need for them as debt buyer of last resort. Euro is doing same for their debt but doesn't hold the luxury as world's res currency. Fed exports it's inflation to the world euro can't & WILL hypor inflate to ZERO. Europ will run to the dollar as others trade for gld/slvr. Even with small demand increase gld/slvr price rise outside the fed's ability to keep suprpressed & dollar will start its final fall, world WILL panic & gld/slvr will BE only reserve currency. World fiat monotary system is collapsing & we face deep depression. Got Gold? China & India does, why's that you figure?

December 28 2011 at 11:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

These are very decent picks. But frankly, since the market will likely rise dramatically, it doesn't really matter which stocks we buy. The important thing is we buy.

December 28 2011 at 3:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Oh Great One!

I agree with others who have posted, BAC is maybe the only one I agree with. RIMM seems done for. Netflix is going to struggle to regain losses and may never rise again to its former glory. Ford, bleh. The rest, bleh. I had a good year with Apple and Bristol-Myers. Still waiting for Cummins to pay off. Probably should have gone with CAT.

December 27 2011 at 10:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

whatever you do dont use a stock broker , do it your self and stay away from bank of america

December 27 2011 at 8:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Yeah, we have a real winner in the White Houe and Senate...just keep voting these spending fools in office and you will get what you deserve.

December 27 2011 at 8:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Excuse me...when was Social Security supposed to provide enough income to live off of?? When it was set up, it was a program to supplement savings and retirement. It was a very small tax taken out of each workers pay check. It was also set up as a seperate fund away from the general fund so it would always be there. FDR and those in Congress never dreamed we would elect corrupt and 'give away'' politicians who would take it and use the program to put people ofnthe public dole for the sake of votes. Americans have gotten so use to the give away and rise in social secuity taxes, and accepting the use of its funds for other programs that they have meekly gone along with it. But the day of reckoning will soon be here. Our Government is now admitting there are more people NOT paying taxes then those who are and that the program will not survive the long run.

December 27 2011 at 8:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Agree with Bank of America (BAC). And how about Caterpillar, BP, CitiGroup, and probably Home Depot? I'm betting on them by buying their stocks now, in addition to Bank of America. If and when our economy recovers, they will all be big winners. But don't tell anybody!

December 27 2011 at 6:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Bank of America is the only one I can see here that might double. They must be hoping the economy will turn around. Those of us on the streets know a lot better than these guys on Wall Street crunching numbers. They look at the millionaires spending when they should really be looking at the blue collar worker spending. There are more of us than them.

December 27 2011 at 5:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

when will bac start dividens

December 27 2011 at 5:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply