Based on the aggregated intelligence of 120,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, online retailer (NASDAQ:OSTK) has received the dreaded one-star ranking. Our data has shown that one-star stocks woefully lag the market average; conversely, five-star stocks outperform the S&P by a significant margin.

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

Overstock facts

Headquarters (founded)

Salt Lake City, Utah (1997)

Market Cap

$160.12 million


Internet Retail

TTM Revenue

$873 million


CEO Dr. Patrick Byrne

CFO David Chidester

Return on Capital (average last five years and TTM)

(16.7%) and (16.9%)

Competitors (NASDAQ:AMZN),


CAPS members bearish on OSTK also bearish on

General Motors (NYSE:GM),

Ford Motor (NYSE:F)

CAPS members bullish on OSTK also bullish on


Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO)

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 697 of the 993 members who have rated Overstock -- some 70% -- believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These Fools include stan8331 and CAPS All-Star TheHuney.

Two weeks ago, stan8331 looked at the stock from a consumer standpoint:

I've bought a few things from in the past, but for an extended period now, every time I visit the website I see overpriced stuff I don't need. and offer better deals and better consumer experiences - I can't see gaining any ground in the foreseeable future.

In a pitch just one day later, TheHuney shares that sentiment, providing some numbers to reinforce those bearish observations:

... they are operating at a loss, and have been cash flow negative over the past nine months. I've never known anyone who shops at their website and I can't imagine any potential buyers lining up to make an offer for this company. Throw in fuzzy accounting over the past several years and a potential SEC investigation and this thing seems like it might be toast to me.

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