1-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: P.F. Chang's?

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, restaurant operator P.F. Chang's China Bistro (Nasdaq: PFCB  ) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at P.F. Chang's and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

P.F. Chang's facts

Headquarters (founded) Scottsdale, Ariz. (1996)
Market Cap $1.1 billion
Industry Restaurants
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $1.2 billion
Management Chairman/CEO Richard Federico
CFO Mark Mumford
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 11%
Cash/Debt $55.7 million / $1.3 million
Dividend Yield 2.1%
Competitors Benihana
Brinker International
Carlson Restaurants Worldwide

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 42% of the 231 members who have rated P.F. Chang's believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, mattyabe, touched on P.F. Chang's seemingly limited upside potential:

They have no legitimate growth story. Their bistro is pretty much completely saturated and I'm not buying into the Pei Wei business plan -- if people want Asian takeout then they'll order from P.F. Chang's, if they want fast food Asian then they'll go to a Panda Express. I don't see much of a market for anything between the two.

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