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11 Lumps of Coal to Leave for Good

 If Santa Claus had the spare time to dabble in investing, he might consider leaving the following stocks in naughty kids' stockings in lieu of lumps of coal:

 

Whitney Holding Shares Popped: What You Need to Know


Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.

Is Evergreen Solar Near The End?


If you've been watching Evergreen Solar's(Nasdaq: ESLR) stock price, you may be wondering how long it will be until this stock hits zero. The recent slide accelerated after the company announced a recapitalization plan and fellow Fool Anders Bylund didn't have a positive response to the plan. As a shareholder I was less than pleased about the likely dilution -- and everything was made worse by a stock price that keeps plummeting.

4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Diamond Offshore

 

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, contract driller Diamond Offshore Drilling(NYSE: DO) has earned a respected four-star ranking.




Rising Star Buy: Dean Foods


This article is part of our Rising Stars Portfolios series. It sure takes a long time to build out a portfolio. At least if you're like me. We're seven weeks in and I've not even put $2,000 to work out of the $17,000 The Motley Fool is letting me manage. But that's OK; like Aesop, I believe that slow and steady wins the race.

2-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: Netflix?


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, movie rental service Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Landstar


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, trucking and logistics company Landstar System(Nasdaq: LSTR) earned a respected four-star ranking.

Google and Verizon: Two Lone Gunmen for Justice


Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) wrote another little piece of history yesterday. It's not the first time the two technology giants from different sides of the tracks make a joint statement about the future of the Internet, and it won't be the last. And it's critically important that they continue to step into the breach, as the rest of the stakeholders in the digital future of America are waffling around and getting nothing done.

5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: PDL BioPharma


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, biotechnology company PDL BioPharma(Nasdaq: PDLI) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Colgate-Palmolive


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, consumer products giant Colgate-Palmolive(NYSE: CL) has earned a respected four-star ranking.