2-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: Credit Suisse?

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, financial services giant Credit Suisse (NYSE: CS  ) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Credit Suisse facts

Headquarters (founded) Zurich (1856)
Market Cap $27.9 billion
Industry Diversified capital markets
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $23.8 billion
Management CEO Brady Dougan (since 2007)
CFO David Mathers (since 2010)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 10.0%
Cash/Debt $626.1 million / $444.6 billion
Dividend Yield 4.3%
Competitors Citigroup
Deutsche Bank

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

On CAPS, 38% of the 504 members who have rated Credit Suisse believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star MajorBob04, succinctly summed up the Credit Suisse bear case for our community:

Investment Banking and Asset Management are double-edge swords; they can contribute to hefty earnings, but they can also drive them to negative territory. Any financial service company based in Europe is going to suffer; Credit Suisse is no exception. Even if the Swiss are "neutral", they're still based in Europe, and closely tied to the success of (or on-going issues with) the Euro.

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