Big uglies


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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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If Wes Cobos can rush for 196 more yards, there is a steak dinner waiting - for the guys in the trenches, the big uglies.
ABC's Jackson likes to pine for the Big Uglies, but this big ugly lineup came about in part because he's in New Orleans awaiting tonight's Sugar Bowl coverage.