NEW YORK ( Insider Monkey ) -- Wall Street analysts are usually positively biased. You have to be very careful when using their estimates and forecasts. Sell side analysts have a lot of conflicts of interest and it's always safer to discount their projections by at least 10%.
Insider Monkey, your source for free insider trading data, pays more attention to Wall Street analysts when they're pessimistic. They don't have much to gain business-wise when they issue a negative rating or forecast about a stock. That's why we think their negative estimates are more credible. We gathered the 20 stocks analysts expect to fall the most based on the stocks' average price target. We required at least five analysts covering the stock. We'll also pay special attention to stocks that had at least two insiders selling during a three-month period and with no insider purchases. The data source for analysts' price targets is Bloomberg. Insider trading data are from Insider Monkey. Here are the 20 stocks Wall Street analysts expect to fall the most: 1. Sears Holdings ( SHLD): Average target price for Sears is $58. The stock currently trades above $72. There weren't any recent insider purchases or sales in Sears Holding. 2. Masco ( MAS): Average price target is $11.42 and the most recent stock price is $13.36. There weren't any insider purchases or sales in Masco. 3. Netflix ( NFLX): Analysts' average price target for Netflix is $157.83, yet the stock is trading at $191. There aren't any insider purchases but several insiders are selling like crazy . Netflix is also one of the stocks Whitney Tilson is extremely bearish about. It was also one of Tilson's biggest losers last year, increasing around 250%. 4. Nvidia ( NVDA): The stock trades above $22.50 but analysts' average price target is only $20.20. There aren't any insiders purchasing but there were two insiders selling during the past three months. 5. Xilinx ( XLNX): Average price target for XLNX is $28.01 and the stock trades above $31. There weren't any insider trading in Xilinx. 6. Autonation ( AN): Average price target is $25.14, but the stock trades at $28.77. There have been several insiders buying and selling Autonation's stock. 7. F5 Networks ( FFIV): The stock trades at $139.37 but average price target is only $128.56. There were no insider purchases but there were several insider sales in F5 Networks.