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Sleeper

Stock in which there is little investor interest but that has significant potential to gain in price once its attractions are recognized. Antithesis of high flyer.

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.
References in classic literature ?
Well, also, do the poor in spirit please me: they promote sleep.
When night cometh, then take I good care not to summon sleep.
A fool seemeth this wise man with his forty thoughts: but I believe he knoweth well how to sleep.
Such sleep is contagious-- even through a thick wall it is contagious.
His wisdom is to keep awake in order to sleep well.
She never stirred, but slept on and on in a deep, tranquil, life-giving, health-giving sleep.
For two nights I had hardly had a wink of sleep, and my brain was beginning to feel that numbness which marks cerebral exhaustion.
My dear, my dear, your ears must tingle as you sleep, as mine do waking.
The effect on Lucy was not bad, for the faint seemed to merge subtly into the narcotic sleep.
The yellow hen is well able to take care of herself," said he; "so don't worry about her, but try to get all the sleep you can.
Occasionally, in this low-arched hall, a soldier would arouse and turn his body to a new posi- tion, the experience of his sleep having taught him of uneven and objectionable places upon the ground under him.
The loud young soldier snarled: "Shet up an' go on t' sleep.