Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, embattled IT giant Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

HP facts

Headquarters (founded)

Palo Alto, Calif. (1939)

Market Cap

$25.0 billion

Industry

Computer hardware

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$120.4 billion

Management

CEO Margaret Whitman (since 2011)

CFO Catherine Lesjak (since 2007)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

(0.6%)

Cash/Debt

$11.3 billion / $28.4 billion

Dividend Yield

4.3%

Competitors

Accenture (NYSE: ACN)

Dell (NASDAQ: DELL)

IBM (NYSE: IBM)

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

On CAPS, 10% of the 3,847 members who have rated HP believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, Clint35, highlighted HP as a particularly clear bear call:

Where do I start? I think everyone else who picked under-perform on this one has said it all. Morgan Housel's latest article about how HP has basically set money on fire over the last few years sums it up nicely. Yes, the stock looks very cheap. But it's cheap for good reasons.

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