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 be a sign that further research is in order.

Here are three such stocks:


Today’s Low


CAPS Rating (out of 5)

Fools Saying Outperform


NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE: NS  )




257 of 265


Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC (NYSE: MIC  )




225 of 239


LG Philips LCD Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: LPL  )




195 of 215


Source: Motley Fool CAPS, as of July 18, 2008

Other Five-Star Wholesale Companies
MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE: MSM  ) – stock price is 13.8% cheaper than last year.
KHD Humboldt Wedag International Limited (NYSE: KHD  ) – stock price is 17% cheaper than last year.

Other Five-Star Electronics Companies
L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LLL  ) – stock price is 11.4% cheaper than last year.
Atheros Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATHR  ) – stock price is 2.3% cheaper than last year.

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KHD Humboldt is a Global Gains recommendation, and the Fool owns shares. Atheros Communications is a Motley Fool Hidden Gems selection. MSC Industrial Direct is a Stock Advisor pick. Try any of our Foolish newsletters today, free for 30 days.

Fool analyst Dan Dzombak currently has no musical ability. He also does not have a financial position in any of the stocks mentioned in this article. The Motley Fool’s disclosure policy plays bagpipes and has no problem hitting low notes.

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