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Stock that has fallen out of favor with investors; stock that tends to have a low P/E (price-to-earnings ratio).

Orphan Stock

A stock that is not often tracked by analysts. This may be because it is not very well known or because it belongs to an industry that is generally performing poorly. As a result these stocks have low demand and often a low price. Some value investors recommend buying orphan stocks because they could be undervalued. However, because demand is low, orphan stocks have low trading volume and a small change in demand may result in volatility in price. An orphan stock is also called a wallflower.


An out-of-favor security, company, or industry.
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We teamed up with Sarah Hyland because she's everything the Wall Flower girl is - young, approachable, confident and cool.
gt;Ceramic Animal Wall Vase, hare, PS35, Graham and Green WALL FLOWERS Wall flowers are generally thought of as the shy, retiring types at parties, but this floral arrangement will be bold and eye-catching.
Encourage your representatives to chat with any wall flowers or to help introduce attendees to other guests.
The garden is best seen in spring and includes varieties of plants that would have graced the gardens during Witley Court's Victorian heyday: orange, red and gold wall flowers, Forget-me-nots, and three varieties of tulips - purple Van der Neer, bright red Keizerskroon and crimson Couleur Cardinal.
Without a doubt this isn't a choice for wall flowers, as colours are bold and bright - or neon if you really want to wow.
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Think about winter pansies, cyclamen, heathers, wall flowers, viola, primrose, bellis and bulbs.
If you haven't heard it, you'll think you have and even the staunchest wall flowers will be shuffling along with a smile on their faces.
Or make your outfit really wow by teaming them with bold and bright blouses and eyepopping accessories - not a look for the wall flowers.
Accent walls with pictures or galvanized metal wall flowers, hang a crystal chandelier with silk shades, or choose from hundreds of colorful rugs to make a child's room totally unique.