A sputtering economy, implosions at financial institutions, or just plain bad management -- on any given day, investors can name a number of reasons to sell a stock. Yet while panic is never beneficial to investors, it's good practice to play devil's advocate with investments from time to time.
In Motley Fool CAPS, more than 120,000 members have weighed in on nearly 5,400 stocks, sharing bullish and bearish opinions alike. A total of 3,738 such members have weighed in on online auction maven eBay's
1. Slowing growth
While its Latin counterpart MercadoLibre
2. Unhappy customers
Many longtime eBay buyers and sellers are unhappy with the new pricing eBay has added to its auction site. Selling prices have risen, squeezing many sellers out. Some investors feel that may doom a business critically dependent on both buyers and sellers.
3. Ineffective change
Just as many investors doubt that Yahoo!'s
eBay has survived and thrived despite dozens of prior obstacles. Can it regain its luster? Wherever you stand on the issue, CAPS makes a great resource to augment your own analysis.
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Fool contributor Dave Mock takes naps to pass time and rejuvenate lost brain cells. He owns no shares of companies mentioned here. Wal-Mart, eBay, and Best Buy are Inside Value selections. eBay, Best Buy, and Amazon.com are Stock Advisor selections. The Fool owns shares of Best Buy. The Fool's disclosure policy has recurring nightmares of Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde chasing it through an endless maze.