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10 Stocks That Avoid the September Slump

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7. NYSE Euronext (NYX)

Company Profile: NYSE Euronext owns and operates the New York Stock Exchange, Euronext and NYSE Arca. The company is set to merge with Germany's Deutsche Borse pending regulatory approval.

Average Return Since 2006: 7.9%

Best September Performance: +26.1% in 2006

Worst September Performance: -2.7% in 2008

Analysts Ratings: Amid the merger with Deutsche Borse, two analysts say NYSE Euronext is a "sell." Another 12 recommend buying the stock, including Raymond James and ISI Group. The other five analysts following the stock have a "hold" rating on NYSE Euronext. The average price target of $41.64 is a whopping 52% above current levels.

6. Netflix (NFLX - Get Report)

Company Profile: Netflix streams movies and TV episodes over the Internet and sends DVDs by mail.

Average Return Since 2002: 8.1%

Best September Performance: +29.2% in 2010

Worst September Performance: -26% in 2002

Analysts Ratings: Netflix has become a favorite for investors looking for growth opportunities, but analysts are split in their view of the company. Twelve firms, including Piper Jaffray, say Netflix is a "buy," while another 11 analysts have a "hold" rating on the stock. Seven research firms, though, have a "sell" rating on the stock, including Wedbush and Northland Securities. On average, analysts expect Netflix to rise to $273.33, which represents upside of about 17%.

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