3 Stocks Hitting Low Notes

When a stock hits a fresh low, it can either signal a dirt-cheap dream stock or a dreadful stock to avoid. Separating the wheat from the chaff is difficult, but finding well-run companies at bargain-basement prices is a great way to accumulate a fortune over the long run.

With that in mind, we'll use the aggregate intelligence of the 110,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS to see what the community is saying about stocks hitting 52-week lows today. The community's approval, signified by four- and five-star ratings, could indicate that further research is in order.

Here are three such stocks:

Company

Today’s Low

Industry

CAPS Rating (Out of 5)

Fools Saying Outperform

iShares MSCI Spain Index (ETF) (NYSE: EWP  )

$49.76

Closed-End Fund - Equity

2 Stars

96 of 110

Redwood Trust (NYSE: RWT  )

$17.99

REIT - Diversified

2 Stars

101 of 142

Chindex International (Nasdaq: CHDX  )

$11.93

Medical Equipment Wholesale

4 Stars

173 of 186

Source: Motley Fool CAPS, as of Aug. 18, 2008.

Other REIT-diversified companies:

  • Anworth Mortgage Asset (NYSE: ANH  ) : Stock price is 42% higher than last year.
  • Digital Realty Trust (NYSE: DLR  ) : Stock price is 31% higher than last year.

Join us on CAPS to learn more about these and countless other interesting stock ideas.

Disclosure is important to us here at The Motley Fool. The stocks mentioned in this article received "five-star" ratings from participants in The Motley Fool's CAPS service and are showing strong percentage gains in today's market, at least compared with other CAPS five-star stocks. No individual person selected the stocks in this article, so there is no author to disclose an interest in them. Since this article was automatically generated by identifying the stocks loved both by the CAPS community and by buyers in today’s market, it is possible that Motley Fool personnel (and even The Motley Fool itself, through our Million Dollar Portfolio), have positions in these stocks. We thought you'd like to know that. You can learn more about The Motley Fool’s disclosure policy.


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