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10 Stocks JPMorgan Says May Rise Up to 58%

Stocks in this article: HESERJFCXALLACINOVAAMETFLRWCN

10. Waste Connections (WCN)

Company profile: Waste Connections provides collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services in 27 states. In addition to 45 landfills, 140 collection operations, and 57 transfer stations, it owns two intermodal facilities that operate waste-by-rail fleets. It is expected to earn $1.61 per share in 2012.

Investor takeaway: The $39.50 price target is a 22% premium to its current price. S&P likes it too, giving it a "buy" recommendation and a four out of a five-star rating.

9. Fluor (FLR)

Company profile: Fluor is a global provider of engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance services to a wide range of big customers, including oil and gas firms, manufacturers, power companies, and governments. It is expected to earn $3.77 per share in 2012.

Investor takeaway: It has a $70 price target on it, which is a 24% premium. S&P gives it a "buy" recommendation with a four-star rating.

8. MetLife (MET)

Company profile: MetLife offers insurance and financial services to individual and institutional customers. Its products include life insurance, annuities, and individual automobile and homeowners insurance, as well as group insurance, reinsurance, and retirement and savings products. Its 2012 earnings are estimated at $5.07 per share.

Investor takeaway: Its $45 price target is a 27% premium. S&P gives it a "buy" recommendation and a four-star rating.

7. Alcoa (AA)

Company profile: Alcoa is the largest producer, worldwide, of aluminum products. Its 2012 earnings are estimated at 53 cents per share.

Investor takeaway: It gets a $13 price target, a 28% premium. S&P gives it a "buy" recommendation and a four-star rating and has a $13 price target on it.

6. National Oilwell Varco (NOV)

Company profile: National Oilwell Varco is one of the largest equipment suppliers in the drilling industry. It provides equipment for rigs and service products used in oil and gas production. Its 2012 earnings are estimated at $5.90 per share.

Investor takeaway: Its $100 price target is a 35% premium to its current price. S&P gives it a "buy" recommendation and a four-star rating and has a $99 price target on it.

5. Arch Coal (ACI)

Company profile: Arch Coal is the second-largest coal producer in the U.S., providing coal for 6% of the nation's electricity generation. It's projected to earn $1.97 per share in 2012.

Investor takeaway: It gets a $20 price target, a 39% premium. S&P gives it a "buy" recommendation and a four-star rating and has a $25 price target on it.

4. Allstate (ALL)

Company profile: Allstate is the second-largest U.S. personal lines, property-casualty insurer. It is expected to earn $3.65 per share in 2012.

Investor takeaway: It gets a $40 price target, a 39% premium. S&P has a "hold" recommendation on its shares and gives the company a three-star rating.

3. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX)

Company profile: Freeport-McMoRan's mines produce more copper and molybdenum than any other publicly traded company in the world. It also has sizeable gold-mining operations. It is expected to earn $4.28 per share in 2012.

Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold will look to refinance some of its debt as well as pay down its borrowings as it looks for opportunities to cut costs. It had $3.5 billion in debt as year-end 2011. The company has repaid $3.8 billion in debt since January 2009, resulting in estimated savings of around $260 million, it said.

Investor takeaway: It has a $65 price target, a 41% premium. S&P has a "hold" recommendation on its shares and gives the company a three-star rating and a $46 price target.

2. Embraer S/A (ERJ)

Company profile: Embraer, based in Brazil, makes small commercial aircraft, including jets. It also produces aircraft for military and corporate aviation, as well as aircraft systems and structural components. It is expected to earn $2.44 per share in 2012.

Investor takeaway: It gets a $42 price target, a 53% premium. S&P has a "hold" recommendation on its shares and gives the company a three-star rating and a $30 price target.

1. Hess (HES)

Company profile: Hess is an integrated oil and gas company involved in exploration and production on several continents and refining and marketing primarily on the U.S. East Coast, where it has substantial retail operations. It is expected to earn $6.59 per share in 2012.

Investor takeaway: The price target of $89 is a 58% upside. S&P gives it a "buy" recommendation and a four-star rating and has a $76 price target on it.

Hess' shares today rose almost 5%, erasing a decline for the year.

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