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 is never beneficial to investors, it's good practice to play devil's advocate with investments from time to time.
In Motley Fool CAPS, more than 130,000 members have weighed in on more than 5,300 stocks, sharing bullish and bearish opinions alike.
In the case of solar module maker First Solar
Pricey: While many CAPS members like the company, some feel the current price is still too steep and are sitting on the sidelines or plucking away at other stocks priced at bargain-basement levels. Some investors want to see stronger free cash flow and growth before jumping in.
Grim 2009 outlook: Suntech Power
Financing issues: Though government stimulus packages may help First Solar, SunPower
Of course, First Solar has already thrived in its relatively short public life. But the question about whether the company will continue to grow is why CAPS is such a great resource to augment your own analysis.
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Fool contributor Dave Mock is looking for three good reasons to go bungee jumping, but hasn't found a single one yet. He owns no shares of companies mentioned here. Suntech Power is a Rule Breakers pick. The Fool's disclosure policy runs the hamster wheel several times a day to keep in shape.