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 (indicated by four- and five-star ratings) could suggest that further research is in order.

Here are three such stocks:

 Company

Today’s Low

Industry

CAPS Rating

Fools Saying Outperform

Crocs (Nasdaq: CROX  )

$4.72

Consumer Non-durables

**

1756 of 2376

Trina Solar (NYSE: TSL  )

$25.33

Electronics

**

830 of 1002

Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD  )

$4.27

Electronics

**

2358 of 2944

Source: Motley Fool CAPS, as of July 25, 2008.

While those two-star stocks are all hitting lows, others in their respective industries earned top ratings.

Four- and five-star consumer nondurables companies:

  • Potlatch (NYSE: PCH  ) -- stock price is up 6.7% over the last year.
  • Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG  ) -- stock price is up 3.1% over the last year.

Five-star electronics companies:

  • Lam Research (Nasdaq: LRCX  ) – stock price is 44.8% cheaper than last year.
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (NYSE: TSM  ) -- stock price is 9.4% cheaper than last year.

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

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Fool analyst Dan Dzombak is excited that it's the Fool’s 15th anniversary this year. He does not have a financial position in any of the stocks mentioned in this article. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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