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.
A total of 3,272 members have weighed in on automaker Toyota's
1. Operating losses
U.S. auto companies such as GM
2. Falling auto sales
Investors are also growing more concerned about the continued slide in auto sales across the board. The U.S. market tanked for Toyota, Honda, and Nissan. Although the U.K. has held up recently for Toyota, the carmaker will join Tata Motors
3. Credit crunch
The Obama administration is knocking on doors at banks like Citibank
Of course, in the past, Toyota has survived and thrived despite dozens of obstacles. But given the uncertainty over the company's future, a little extra help from CAPS can be a great way to augment your own analysis.
Fool contributor Dave Mock has never tipped cows. He owns no shares of companies mentioned here. Nissan is a Motley Fool Global Gains recommendation. JPMorgan Chase is a former Income Investor selection. Moody's is an Inside Value pick and Stock Advisor recommendation. The Fool's disclosure policy just might be the next American Idol.