1-Star Stocks Ready to Retrace: Research In Motion?

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, embattled BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM  ) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

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

RIM facts

Headquarters (founded)

Waterloo, Canada (1984)

Market Cap

$4.8 billion


Communications equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$15.1 billion


CEO Thorsten Heins (since January 2012)
CFO Brian Bidulka (since December 2009)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$2.1 billion / $0


Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL  )
Google (Nasdaq: GOOG  )
Nokia (NYSE: NOK  )

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

On CAPS, 31% of the 1,061 All-Star members who have rated RIM believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those bears, latimerburned, cautioned Fools about getting too excited over the stock's recent run:

RIM once ruled the smartphone world. Over time their advantages began to erode as system outages for their BlackBerry devices combined with losing the coolness factor to Apple. Now they've lost their grip on their core corporate customer base and more competition keeps moving in.

Shares have been rebounding a bit of late as news emerges that their BlackBerry 10 is now being tested following lengthy delays. Still, shares are down more than 90% over the past five years as they've fallen behind Apple's iPhone. The real question is will the world stop to watch a BB10 release event as they did for the iPhone 5? I think not, and investors would be wise to just make their way to the exit.

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