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3 Stocks Hitting Low Notes

By Motley Fool Staff - Updated Apr 5, 2017 at 7:53PM

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These stocks have hit bottom. Are they ready to bounce?

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 125,000-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 indicate that further research is in order.

Here are three such stocks:


Today’s Intraday Price


CAPS Rating (out of 5)

Fools Saying Outperform

iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Index (NYSE:OIL)



3 Stars

346 of 410

Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD)


Oil, Gas and Consumable Fuels

3 Stars

239 of 251

United States Oil Fund (NYSE:USO)


Capital Markets

3 Stars

825 of 995

Source: Motley Fool CAPS, as of Dec. 26, 2008.

Top-Rated companies:

  • PowerShares DB Gold Fund (NYSE:DGL): Stock price is 3% higher than last year.
  • Global Wind Energy (NASDAQ:PWND): Stock price is % lower than last year.

Top-Rated oil, gas and consumable fuels companies:

  • VAALCO Energy (NYSE:EGY): Stock price is 26% higher than last year.
  • Nordic American Tanker Shipping (NYSE:NAT): Stock price is 19% higher than last year.

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

Disclosure is important to us here at The Motley Fool. The stocks mentioned in this article received their CAPS ratings from participants in The Motley Fool's CAPS service and have hit 52-week lows during today's trading. No individual person selected the stocks in this article, so there is no author to disclose an interest in them. Annual performance is measured over a 365-day period. Since this article was automatically generated by identifying the stocks rated by the CAPS community and by buyers in today’s market, it is possible that Motley Fool personnel (and even The Motley Fool itself, through our Million Dollar Portfolio), have positions in these stocks. We thought you'd like to know that. You can learn more about The Motley Fool’s disclosure policy here.

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Stocks Mentioned

Pioneer Natural Resources Company Stock Quote
Pioneer Natural Resources Company
$217.14 (-0.01%) $0.01
Nordic American Tankers Limited Stock Quote
Nordic American Tankers Limited
$2.62 (3.15%) $0.08
VAALCO Energy, Inc. Stock Quote
VAALCO Energy, Inc.
$4.96 (6.44%) $0.30

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