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11 Top-Rated Stocks With Upside: Analysts

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Panasonic (PC), Google (GOOG), Credit Suisse (CS - Get Report), VimpelCom (VIP - Get Report), Petroleo Brasileiro (PBR - Get Report), VALE (VALE), AngloGold Ashanti (AU - Get Report), Rio Tinto (RIO), Barclays Plc (BCS), Lloyds Banking Group (LYG) and Syngenta (SYT) have analysts' buy ratings of 100%, as polled by Bloomberg.

The stocks have an upside of 35% to 130%, based on analysts' consensus estimates of 12-month price targets. We have identified stocks from U.S., Brazil, Japan, Switzerland, Russia, South Africa and U.K. and diverse sectors such as telecom, consumer electronics, crop-protection, metals and mining, banking and finance, and energy.

These stocks have a minimum market capitalization of $17 billion and mean buy ratings of 76%. These companies have potential to deliver an average earnings growth of around 20%-25% during 2011. The following 10 stocks could deliver an average return of around 58% in 2011.

11. Panasonic (PC) manufactures and sells electronic and electric products for consumers, businesses and industrial users worldwide.

Net sales for fiscal 2011 increased 13% year-over-year to $104 billion with overseas sales growing faster. Domestic sales and overseas sales were up 13% and 22%, respectively. The growth in Europe and U.S. remained sluggish, while growth rates for the company were boosted by countries like China and India.

Operating profit increased by 60% to $3.7 billion from $2.3 billion in 2010, following strong sales momentum and rationalization of costs compensating for severe price competition, appreciation of the yen and rising material costs. Net income was $888 million for 2011 compared to a loss of $1.2 billion during 2010.

The company forecasts a net income of $1.68 billion on $105.6 billion of sales in fiscal 2012. Analysts expect an upside of 54% in the next one year.

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