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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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Wallflowers are usually grown as biennials, sown in June or July to flower the following spring.
Wallflowers are the flowers we usually associate with sowing in summertime.
Wallflowers were grown in British gardens great and small throughout the 20th Century and look set to remain in favour for another 100 years.
The wallflower is a member of the cabbage family and so can be prone to the vegetable's problems such as club root and downy mildew.
Generally speaking, wallflowers, or Erysimum to give them their Latin This means that they are grown from seed in the first year and establish roots and leaves, then in the second year they flower and when they're finished flowering are discarded.
Please send cheques and postal orders made payable to Mr Fothergill's to People Wallflower Offer, Mr Fothergill's, Rookery Farm, Holbeach St Johns, Spalding, PE12 8SG and clearly state your name and address.
High school is a time and place that can be done so wrong," Franco added, "but these wallflowers do it so right.
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