Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, online retail giant (NASDAQ:AMZN) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Amazon facts

Headquarters (founded)

Seattle (1994)

Market Cap

$118.4 billion


Internet retail

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$61.1 billion


Founder/Chairman/CEO Jeff Bezos

CFO Thomas Szkutak

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$11.5 billion / $4.4 billion





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

On CAPS, 21% of the 6,812 members who have rated Amazon believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, All-Star reddingrunner, succinctly summed up the Amazon bear case for our community:

I've always avoided shorting crappy stocks on CAPS as a cheap way of scoring points (not realistic in the real world). But I think Amazon is one of the greatest companies in the world. I've often wished I could buy it. But it really is ridiculously overvalued. Maybe it will soar in the next year. But in five years it will have a P/E below 30, probably well below.

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