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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).
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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.
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An out-of-favor security, company, or industry.
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The three-day show at Meols Hall in Churchtown, which was continuing today,featured a sneak preview of a new wall flower due to be unveiled at this year's Chelsea flower show,as well as an attempt to set a world record for the most garden gnomes ever assembled in one place.
But this year, there's noneed to blush helplessly and wilt like a wall flower when the object of your desires walks through the door.