10 Stocks Ready to Turn Around

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 |  Includes: AKAM, BBY, CEPH, DPS, DRI, LXK, MCD, PGR, VRSN, XRX
by: Stookle
The following are the list of securities that were bearish during most of the past 30 trading days. The S&P 500 gained 4.25% during this period but these securities significantly underperformed the index. These stocks are expected to turn around their momentum to uptrend.
  1. Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI): The stock is trading at 12.18 times forward multiples, with ROE of 24.48% and ROA of 8.44%. Book value of Darden Restaurants Inc. is $13.6 and stock is trading at $46.15.
  2. Cephalon (NASDAQ:CEPH): The stock trading at a mere 7.38 times forward multiples, with ROE of 18.42% and ROA of 10.65%. Book value of Cephalon Inc. is $33.37 and stock is trading at $59.89.
  3. Best Buy (NYSE:BBY): The stock is trading at 9.84 times forward multiples, with ROE of 24.37% and ROA of 6.88%. Book value of Best Buy Co. Inc. is $15.23 and stock is trading at $35.62.
  4. McDonald's (NYSE:MCD): The stock trading at 14.75 times forward multiples, with a impressive ROE of 36.69% and ROA of 14.68%. Book value of McDonald’s Corp. is $12.91 per share. MCD is currently trading at $74.06.
  5. Dr. Pepper Snapple (NYSE:DPS): The stock is trading at 12.83 times forward multiples, with ROE of 18.72% and ROA of 6.91%. Book value of Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. is $11.27 per share. DPS is currently trading at $35.55.
  6. Lexmark (NYSE:LXK): The stock is trading at mere 8.13 times forward multiples, with an impressive ROE of 27.86% and ROA of 9.77%. The book value of Lexmark International Inc. is $16.51 per share and the stock is currently trading at $35.84.
  7. Progressive Corp. (NYSE:PGR): The stock trading at 12.73 times forward multiples, with an ROE of 17.59% and ROA of 5.12%. Book value of Progressive Corp. is $10.12 per share. PGR is trading at $19.47.
  8. Akamai (NASDAQ:AKAM): The stock is trading at 31.55 times forward multiples, with an ROE of 8.51% and ROA of 7.76%. Book value of Akamai Technologies Inc. is $11.15 per share. AKAM is trading at $51.75.
  9. VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN): The stock is trading at 22.25 times forward multiples, with ROE of 24.22% and ROA of 8.90%. Book value of VeriSign Inc. is $7.25 per share and the stock is currently trading at $33.15.
  10. Xerox (NYSE:XRX): The stock is trading at 23.43 times forward multiples, with ROE of 6.42% and ROA of 3.82%. Book value of Xerox Corp. is $8.58 per share and the stock is currently trading at $11.62.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.