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Most investors don't keep tabs on their companies' fundamental value. That's a mistake. If you take the time to read past the headlines and crack a filing now and then, you're in a much better position to spot potential trouble early. Better yet, you'll improve your odds of finding the underappreciated home run stocks that provide the market's best returns.
We can help you keep tabs on your companies with MyWatchlist.com, our free, personalized stock tracking service. Here are three stocks from my watchlist.
1. CAPS Weekly Top Stock Idea: Dell
Each week, I cull a top stock idea from the pitches made on CAPS, The Motley Fool's 170,000-member free investing community. Dell, a pick from last month, caught my eye since it has remained relatively unchanged from where it was picked. Dell has remained a cash cow of a business, but it's not appreciated by Wall Street. While rivals Apple
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- Add Dell to My Watchlist.
2. Martin Marietta Materials
Martin Marietta Materials and Vulcan Materials
3. Yukon-Nevada Gold (OTC: YNGFF.PK)
Yukon Nevada owns a gold mine in Nevada that was shut down by the EPA for emissions violations. The company also owns a roasting facility with significant unused capacity for processing ore. Production has since been restarted under new management. Like the situation with Taseko Mines
- Add Yukon-Nevada to My Watchlist.
My Foolish bottom line
If you're looking for more information on these companies, keep checking in on my Rising Star portfolio in the coming weeks as I look further into each of them.
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