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Our Top Dividend Stock Idea

 Each week, Motley Fool editors cull a top stock idea from the pitches made on CAPS, the Motley Fool's 170,000-member free investing community. Want your idea considered for this series? Make a compelling pitch on CAPS with a minimum length of 400 words. Want to follow our weekly picks? Subscribe to our RSS feed or follow us on Twitter.

Our Top Stock Idea

 Each week, Motley Fool editors cull a top stock idea from the pitches made on CAPS, the Motley Fool's 170,000-member free investing community. Want your idea considered for this series? Make a compelling pitch on CAPS with a minimum length of 400 words. Want to follow our weekly picks? Subscribe to our RSS feed or follow us on Twitter.

 

Almost Family Is Almost Perfect

 

I'm a believer in growth stocks. As an analyst for our Motley Fool Rule Breakers service, I think you should be a believer, too. But even I have to admit some growth stories are bogus, hence this regular series.




5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Gerdau

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, South American steelmaker Gerdau (NYSE: GGB) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

This Week's 5 Smartest Stock Moves


If you're feeling good about the market, you're not alone. Take my hand as we go over some of this week's more uplifting headlines.

Revisiting Netflix


I have to admit Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) is a beast of a stock. Just two weeks ago after posting pretty poor quarterly results, I wrote about the bear case for the stock. The stock was trading at about $120 when the company reported earnings, and in just a week's time it traded down to $95.33 on the poor results. However, in less than two trading weeks the stock has made up its losses and then some, closing yesterday at a new 52-week high of $133.05.

Is Amazon.com's Management Up to the Task?


Big investors like Warren Buffett have the clout, time, and resources to evaluate a potential investment's management face to face. You may not have quite such a mighty address book, but that shouldn't stop you from assessing the people in the executive suites.

Cypress Semiconductor: Warming Up or Cooling Off?


Together, we are all trying to build our fortunes by finding well-run companies at bargain-basement prices. But it takes work to scour earnings reports, scrutinize key data, and assess the competition.

Cache: Warming Up or Cooling Off?


Together, we are all trying to build our fortunes by finding well-run companies at bargain-basement prices. But it takes work to scour earnings reports, scrutinize key data, and assess the competition.

BioSante Pharmaceuticals: Warming Up or Cooling Off?


Together, we are all trying to build our fortunes by finding well-run companies at bargain-basement prices. But it takes work to scour earnings reports, scrutinize key data, and assess the competition.