9. Magnum Hunter Resources ( MHR) Company Profile: Magnum Hunter is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the acquisition, drilling and production of energy. Share Price: $3.86 (Sept. 8) 2010 Stock Performance: 149% Analyst Consensus: Like Sirius XM, Magnum Hunter is rated "buy" by eight research firms and "hold" by three. The average of seven recent stock-price targets is $5.72, which is 48% above where the stock currently trades. Bullish Case: In an Aug. 26 research note, McNicoll Lewis Vlak analyst Kim Pacanovsky wrote that Magnum Hunters' "oil focus (with the ability to turn on the gas switch if gas prices improve) gives MHR an advantage over gassier peers." Pacanovsky rates Magnum Hunter a "buy" with a price target of $6.