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Orphan Stocks

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Paul Tracy
Updated January 16, 2021

What are Orphan Stocks?

Orphan stocks is a colloquial term for stocks that analysts and investors seem to disregard.

How Do Orphan Stocks Work?

Orphan stocks are stocks that investors and analysts tend to ignore. Also known as wallflowers, orphan stocks usually are not outstanding market performers, but occasionally the reasons for a stock being called an orphan stock may not be apparent.

Why Do Orphan Stocks Matter?

Value investors sometimes exclusively search for orphan stocks. Because their stock prices have not been overblown by investor demand, orphan stocks often have low P/E ratios, which many investors see as an indicator for solid long-term returns.

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