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 investments.
In Motley Fool CAPS, more than 135,000 members have weighed in on 5,300 stocks, sharing bullish and bearish opinions alike.
Consider portable media device maker SanDisk
1. Pricing pressure: SanDisk competes on the music player front with Apple
2. Green shoots?: Although companies like Intel
3. Bygone bargain: The overall market has made big gains in recent months, and tech stocks have shot higher, further catalyzed by Intel's positive earnings. Shares in SanDisk have more than tripled from their seven-year low in November. The recent rally has the stock priced at a forward multiple of more than 80, with a five-year growth estimate in the ballpark of 13%.
Of course, SanDisk has survived and thrived in the past, but whether the company will continue to deliver big returns is why CAPS is such a great resource to augment your own analysis.
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Fool contributor Dave Mock owns shares of Intel and is the author of The Qualcomm Equation. Apple is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick. Intel, Microsoft, and Nokia are Motley Fool Inside Value picks. The Fool's disclosure policy won't slap your forehead for you; that's your job.