Too Enticing for Their Own Good

On Monday I addressed utilities, a sector that's poised to offer very little total return for the next three to five years, according to Value Line. That total-return metric is at a five-year low for the entire universe of stocks covered by the service, and that tends to throw up something of a caution flag for the broad market -- yet it appears that the flag is a deeper red for the utility sector. But utilities aren't the only stocks with particularly low projected returns.

Many of the other names that fall into this category are very good, if not great, companies that are achieving some measure of corporate success. However, the always-overoptimistic Wall Street crowd has fallen in love with these companies and pushed the shares to levels that are simply unsustainable. One such company is the business-networking website LinkedIn (LNKD). I have a LinkedIn account, and I like the site. I have several friends who have improved their professional situation via LinkedIn. The company has grown at a pretty impressive pace so far, and that growth will probably continue for several years....574 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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