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 never benefits investors, it's wise 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 13,913 members have weighed in on search behemoth Google's
1. Declining ad revenue
Being king of the mountain doesn't matter much if that mountain is shrinking. The weakening economy is putting pressure on Google, Baidu.com
2. Wasted money
Google's had some success with popular products that are similar to those of Yahoo!
3. Cost-control issues
While innovative and efficient companies like Apple
Of course, Google has survived and thrived in the past. The question of whether the company can do so in today's environment makes CAPS such a great resource to augment your own analysis.
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Fool contributor Dave Mock eats three square meals a day. He owns no shares of companies mentioned here. Microsoft is an Inside Value pick. Google and Baidu.com are Rule Breakers selections. Apple is a Stock Advisor pick. The Fool's disclosure policy livens up parties with the old milk-streaming-out-the-nose gag.