10. Sirius XM ( SIRI) Company Profile: Sirius XM is a subscription satellite radio company, created in the 2007 merger between Sirius and XM Radio. Share Price: $1.90 (Dec. 2) 2011 Stock Performance: 16% Analyst Consensus: Sirius XM shares had an impressive run again this year, although investors can't be happy that the stock trades below $2 after rising as high as $2.44 earlier this year. That said, Sirius XM is only one of two stocks that made this list that also gained ground in 2011. Analysts are looking for more upside in 2012, with 9 of the 12 researchers following the stock saying that it is a "buy." Bullish Case: Barrington Research analyst Jim Goss, who has an "outperform" rating on Sirius XM with a price target of $2.40, raises the idea that the company could initiate a share buyback in 2012 to reduce the massive number of shares outstanding. "Sirius XM Radio continues its story of redefining its growth and profitability potential. Subscriber counts continue to rise, helped importantly by much improved auto sales trends," Goss wrote in a Nov. 28 research report. "Financial position continues to improve, positioning the company to seriously consider the return of capital to shareholders, potentially involving a share buyback as early as next summer."