sleeper

stock in which there is little investor interest but that has significant potential to gain in price once its attractions are recognized. Antithesis of high flyer. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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sleeper sleep‧er [ˈsliːpə ǁ -ər] noun [countable] FINANCE MARKETING
a share or a product that is not successful immediately, but then suddenly starts to sell well or be successful:

• The movie turned out to be a sleeper.

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sleeper UK US /ˈsliːpər/ noun [C] (also sleeper hit) MARKETING
a product, film, book, etc. that becomes a sudden success, after a period of not being successful at all: »

The movie cost only $400,000 to make, and then blew up into a $39 million sleeper.

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Her book has been the big sleeper hit of the literary scene.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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