Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, computer giant Dell (Nasdaq: DELL ) has received a distressing two-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Dell's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
||Round Rock, Texas (1984)
||Founder/Chairman/CEO Michael Dell
CFO Brian Gladden
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
||$11.9 billion / $8.5 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 29% of the 5,770 members who have rated Dell believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last month, one of those Fools, NHWeston102, succinctly summed up the bear case for our community:
Dell's not well. The classical "box" is not going to vanish entirely but, barring some serious retooling, it won't be Dell making them. Like the leaves of autumn, Dell's drifting into a downward spiral. Not buyout bait, either.
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