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Too Far, Too Fast

The fundamentals don't support the meteoric rise in these stock prices over the last year.

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As the Dow flirts with a 13-month high, some stocks have simply come too far too fast. The fundamentals of these companies don't support the meteoric rise in stock prices over the last year.

For some companies, like  Amazon.com (AMZN), we think the intrinsic business is sound, but that the market is pricing in unrealistic growth. For others, like  Sirius XM (SIRI) we think the market is mistaken that the business has any value whatsoever.

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Name Ticker Total Return YTD Market Cap ($mil) Entercom Communications Corporation  (ETM) 422.76 239 Sirius XM Radio Inc.  (SIRI) 418.42 2,400 Rite Aid Corporation  (RAD) 338.71 1,208 LIN TV Corporation  (TVL) 320.18 240 McClatchy Company A  (MNI) 295 258 VanceInfo Technologies Inc. ADR  (VIT) 268.21 684 Gray Television, Inc.  (GTN) 257.5 62 Northgate Minerals Corporation  (NXG) 256.63 860 Golden Star Resources, Ltd.  (GSS) 253 835 Emmis Communications Corporation A  (EMMS) 234.29 43 Belo Corporation  (BLC) 213.46 486 IAMGold Corporation  (IAG) 188.87 5,219 Perfect World Co., Ltd. ADR  (PWRD) 184.43 2,413 Flextronics International, Ltd.  (FLEX) 179.3 5,808 China TechFaith Wireless Comm Tech, Ltd. ADR  (CNTF) 176.56 153 Amazon.com, Inc.  (AMZN) 153.8 56,353 Rovi Corp  (ROVI) 138.1 3,104 Drugstore.com, Inc.  (DSCM) 121.77 276 EnerSys, Inc.  (ENS) 112.45 1,127 Cerner Corporation  (CERN) 105.38 6,446 Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.  (MSO) 104.23 149 Salesforce.com, Inc.  (CRM) 98.91 7,895 JDS Uniphase Corporation  (JDSU) 88.49 1,493 Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc.  (SNI) 83.43 6,647

Jeremy Glaser does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.