Wall Street's Lowest-Rated Stocks Turned Into Year's Best Performers

08/22/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Lynn Thomasson bloomberg.com

une 21 (Bloomberg) -- Wall Street's lowest-rated stocks have turned into this year's best performers, a sign that analysts who underestimated the U.S. economy will boost their recommendations and trigger even bigger gains in equities.

Huntington Bancshares Inc., the regional lender in Columbus, Ohio, had twice as many "sell" ratings as "buys" in December and jumped 66 percent this year for the fourth- largest advance in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.

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