NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Net on the year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (I:DJI) returned 6.2%, the S&P 500 (SPX) returned 0.6%, and the Nasdaq (COMPX) closed negative 1.0%. Relative to the broader indices, these six stocks posted impressive returns and are likely to return stronger gains in 2012.
The stocks identified have a minimum of $5 billion market cap and belong to sectors such as food retail, cable and satellite TV and consumer goods. According to data from Bloomberg, the upside range is 11% to 90%, while average buy recommendation and hold guidance for these stocks is 64% and 31%, respectively.
The six stocks are listed in ascending order of upside potential.
6. Estee Lauder Companies (EL) is a manufacturer and marketer of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products that are sold in 150 countries and territories. It is also the global licensee for fragrance and cosmetics. For fiscal year ended June 30, EL acquired the license to develop Ermenegildo Zegna products.
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