A shell-shocked economy, spiraling debt 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 never helps investors, it's still a good idea to play devil's advocate with prospective investments.
In Motley Fool CAPS, more than 135,000 members have weighed in on nearly 5,300 stocks, sharing bullish and bearish opinions alike.
Consider dry bulk shipper DryShips
1. Shareholders' short stick: DryShips has been struggling to gain control of its finances after the world economy took a dive last year, sending shares of shippers like Eagle Bulk Shipping
2. Charter rates: While some shippers such as Paragon Shipping
3. Demand, meet supply: Diana Shipping's
Of course, DryShips has survived despite past turmoil. But the question of whether the company will benefit shareholders going forward is why CAPS is such a great resource to augment your own analysis.
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