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Big uglies

Unpopular stocks.

Big Uglies

Informal; older, industrial companies involved in sectors considered "dirty" by some investors. Examples include companies in the coal mining or steel industries. Big uglies often are considered solid investments because they provide steady returns. However, the term implies that many investors ignore them because of ethical concerns or simply because they are not as trendy as newer companies.
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THE BIG UGLY MONSTER AND THE LITTLE STONE RABBIT St David's Hall, Cardiff Tel: 029 2087 8444 The half term treats continue with an adaptation of Chris Wormell's book.
She has big ugly braises all over her arms and legs from Kudzu leaping on her from halfway across the room.
This gets less press because they have big ugly teeth and make great shoes.
Then, as if a road going through the field isn't enough, the contractors put a big ugly fence around it stopping us from getting from one side of the field to the other.
That is all before the new Hilton hotel has opened on what used to be Chavasse Park and people have moved into the big ugly mass of glass called One Park West.
We have spent millions of pounds on Millenium Point, and ended up with a big ugly building that is fast becoming a financial liability.
Yasin Majeed, al-Maliki's media adviser, told the Reuters news agency that "al-Zaidi said in his letter that his big ugly act cannot be excused".
If you make one big ugly box, they'll approve it in a second," he said.
When programmers, or more properly their code, face the big ugly world out there, both must be prepared to deflect digital bullets.
95) tells of one Nicholas Mouse, who is carried away by a big ugly bird while hunting for sweet red berries.
I know Rommel isn't brave enough to pick a fight with a big ugly rat, and I certainly wouldn't be even if armed with a hefty spade.
Sarah's Girls: A Chronicle Of Big Ugly Creek" is a fictionalized story based on the author's family who lived in a remote Appalachian community at the turn of the last century.