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7 Stocks Losing Top Investor Support

By Motley Fool Staff - Updated Apr 5, 2017 at 8:06PM

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These stocks are losing bulls in a hurry.

"Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria. The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy, and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell." -- Sir John Templeton

Just as it makes sense to research the stocks attracting top investors, it's equally important to figure out why smart money is leaving other investments. Using Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's 120,000-member-strong investing community, we can see which stocks are losing support from CAPS All-Star players.

A sudden decrease in interest from top-rated investors could signal that the stock is losing steam, which might make it an awful stock to avoid for now. At the very least, such drops should signal that further research is in order.

Here are seven stocks receiving less support from CAPS All-Stars over the past month:

Company

Industry

% Change in All-Star Bulls From 11/3 to 12/3

CAPS Rating (out of 5)

CAPS Research

Aracruz Celulose S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:ARA)

Paper and Forest Products

(43%)

4 Stars ARA

Eagle Bulk Shipping, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGLE)

Marine

(40%)

4 Stars EGLE

PNC Financial Services (NYSE:PNC)

Commercial Banks

(39%)

1 Stars PNC

Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABK)

Insurance

(39%)

1 Stars ABK

ENGlobal Corp (NASDAQ:ENG)

Energy Equipment and Services

(38%)

5 Stars ENG

Baytex Energy Trust (CAN) (NYSE:BTE)

Oil, Gas and Consumable Fuels

(37%)

5 Stars BTE

Walter Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WLT)

Oil, Gas and Consumable Fuels

(37%)

4 Stars WLT

Source: Motley Fool CAPS, as of Dec. 3, 2008.

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Stocks Mentioned

Baytex Energy Corp. Stock Quote
Baytex Energy Corp.
BTEG.F
$4.96 (2.90%) $0.14
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. Stock Quote
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
PNC
$173.34 (-0.97%) $-1.70
Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. Stock Quote
Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.
EGLE
$48.65 (-1.64%) $0.81
Walter Energy, Inc. Stock Quote
Walter Energy, Inc.
WLTGQ
ENGlobal Corporation Stock Quote
ENGlobal Corporation
ENG
$1.72 (1.77%) $0.03

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