Monday, November 03, 2008

Motley Fool: Investors, EMC stock is hot!


What's hot; what's not
EMC is just one of several stocks investors have been prowling the Internet for recently. Below are a few more hot stocks we've found by watching Google's search trends, which we then pair up with the ratings from the Motley Fool CAPS community. Over the first 20 months since we began tracking the collective intelligence, the data show that five-star stocks offer the best opportunities for investors, while the lowest-rated companies fared the worst. A five-star rating is the highest a company can get in CAPS.

By adding in some performance measures for the past year, we can get a handle on how they're expected to do in the future. Here are a few topping the search engine.

Stock

CAPS Rating

Return on Capital, Last 12 Months

Long-Term Growth Est.

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL)

****

22.1%

20.8%

EMC

*****

7.4%

11.3%

General Motors (NYSE: GM)

*

(34.8%)

7.3%

PotashCorp (NYSE: POT)

****

32.9%

3.5%

Research in Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM)

**

37.4%

37.6%



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