3 Stocks Stopping the Presseshttp://www.fool.com/investing/general/2011/10/11/3-stocks-stopping-the-presses.aspx Rich Duprey
October 11, 2011
You saw the headlines. You know your stock price made a big move. But what does that portend for your investment's future?
By pairing the latest news with the collective wisdom of our 180,000-strong Motley Fool CAPS investing community, we might be able to discover whether your stock's latest exploits are a short-term hiccup -- or the start of a much bigger trend.
The following stocks have all made big moves over the past five trading days:
Source: Motley Fool CAPS, % change from Sept 9. to Sept. 16.
A BOGO sale
Despite environmentalist concerns over hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it's known, demand for such services grew hot as relatively new technologies and processes such as horizontal drilling helped spur plentiful supplies. Natural-gas prices, though, have remained low as a result.
The combined company, which will go by the Superior name, still won't be as large as giants Halliburton and Schlumberger, but Complete Production's fracking expertise can be exported around the world through Superior's international operations.
CAPS member rcjansen figured Complete was too cheap a month ago and thought the industry outlook was promising: "This stock has been oversold. It is a US oil services provider that should do well over the short term and long term."
A crude assessment
With 96% of the CAPS community who've rated Focus Media thinking it can beat the market averages, it's apparent they think the media outfit is ripe for growth, so it just might be as a good value as management says. Tell us in the comments section below or on the Focu