Sleeper

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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.
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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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References in classic literature ?
Such is the story of the Seven Sleepers, (with slight variations,) and I know it is true, because I have seen the cave myself.
When certain that he was undiscovered, the Dahcotah raised his person again, and bending forward, he moved his dark visage above the face of the sleeper, in that sort of wanton and subtle manner with which the reptile is seen to play about its victim before it strikes.
Mahtoree now felt himself master of the sleeper's fate.
But, at this moment, a dog scenting along the ground, came in beneath the maple-trees, and gazed alternately at each of these wicked men, and then at the quiet sleeper. He then lapped out of the fountain.
It was at the concealed throat of the sleeper that Riderhood so often looked so curiously, until the sleep seemed to deepen into the stupor of the dead-tired in mind and body.
But, the sleeper remaining in profound unconsciousness, he touched the other buttons with a more assured hand, and perhaps the more lightly on that account.
With a much-perplexed face, Riderhood looked from it to the sleeper, and from the sleeper to it, and finally crept back to his chair, and there, with his hand to his chin, sat long in a brown study, looking at both.
He fathomed what it was straightaway, and immediately knew that the sleeper was in his power.
As he did it he avoided glancing at the sleeper, but not lest pity should unnerve him; merely to avoid spilling.
The rustling curtain of vegetation parted a few paces from where the sleeper lay, and the massive head of a lion appeared.
Fagin made no answer, but bending over the sleeper again, hauled him into a sitting posture.
Report by Dayna Farrington dayna.farrington@mnamedia.co.uk A HOUSING association is hoping to change the lives of rough sleepers, as it launches two more housing first programmes.