7. General Maritime (GMR)
Company Profile: General Maritime is a provider of international seaborne crude oil transportation services.
Share Price: $4.34 (Sept. 8)2010 Stock Performance: -38% Analyst Consensus: General Maritime is rated a "buy" by nine analysts, while another five recommend investors hold the stock. Two research firms rate the stock a "sell." The average of 10 recent stock-price targets is $8.62, which is nearly double where the stock currently trades. Bullish Case: Sterne Agee analyst Salvatore Vitale reiterated a "buy" rating on General Maritime on July 30 following weak second-quarter results. Vitale said General Maritime "remains the tanker stock with the greatest upside," and that it "offers the greatest optionality in our tanker universe, as it affords the most growth potential given its smaller size and management's penchant for buying tanker assets at attractive points in the cycle."