Whatever's going on in the market or a specific company's history, there are always reasons to consider buying shares in a business. After all, some of the best opportunities in stocks are born from historically bloody times.
Motley Fool CAPS hosts a boatload of opinions from more than 120,000 members on more than 5,400 stocks, giving good reasons to own -- or sell -- a stock.
In the case of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM ) , a total of 4,658 members have given a bullish or bearish opinion on the company. Scouring the detailed information packed in pitches and other comments, here are three of the top reasons investors give to buy RIM today:
1. Improving financials
Despite new competition, RIM reported a 72% rise in net income and 88% jump in revenues in its recent quarter. The mobile email solution provider also sits on a healthy cash balance and has little debt, positioning it well for tough times. It shipped 11 million BlackBerry smartphones in the first half of its fiscal year, and it expects an even stronger second half.
2. New products
Along with a flip version of the Pearl, RIM will be shipping the new Storm to Vodafone and Verizon (NYSE: VZ ) Wireless stores in November. It'll stack up against Sprint Nextel's (NYSE: S ) Samsung Instinct, have the look and feel of an Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL ) iPhone, and include an app store to compete with Google (Nasdaq: GOOG ) . And iPhone purveyor AT&T (NYSE: T ) won't be left out -- the Bold will be available there in November, too.
3. Cheaper shares
After reaching nearly $150 in June, shares are now less than $50 apiece, presenting an even better opportunity for bullish investors. Even if a possible buyer like Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT ) made an offer at this beaten-down price, the company would likely be reluctant to go easily -- the founders control more than 12% of shares, and they've always maintained a long-term outlook.
Of course, there's a lot more devil in the details of these buy-side opinions. That's why CAPS is such a great resource to check the bullish and bearish sides to every stock. To see what the very best CAPS members are saying now about Research In Motion, just click on over to Motley Fool CAPS and have a look -- it's all free, and your opinion's welcome, too.