August 29, 2012
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, luxury retailer Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN ) has received a distressing two-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Nordstrom's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
||President/Principal Executive Officer Blake Nordstrom
Vice President/CFO Michael Koppel
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
||$1.3 billion / $3.1 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 22% of the 652 members who have rated Nordstrom believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last week, one of those Fools, huddaman, brought the stock's seemingly unsustainable price run to our community's attention: "I think it will be difficult for Nordstrom to outperform at the current valuation. It's a good profitable business with great prospects, however, they are not a growth business."
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