Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, women's apparel retailer bebe stores (NASDAQ:BEBE) has received a distressing two-star ranking. While one-star stocks have been the worst performers, our data has shown that two-star stocks still lag the market by a significant margin and should be approached with caution; conversely, highly rated stocks have outperformed the S&P.

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

bebe facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Brisbane, Calif. (1976)

Market Cap

$518.9 Million


Apparel Retail

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$689.8 Million


Founder/CEO (Newly Appointed) Manny Mashouf

COO/CFO Walter Parks

Net Income Growth (Average, Past Five Years and TTM)

31.5% and (18.4%)


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CAPS Members Bearish on BEBE Also Bearish on:

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CAPS Members Bullish on BEBE Also Bullish on:


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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 48 of the 154 All-Star members who have rated bebe -- 32% -- believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. Among the bearish population are philippalmer and CAPS All-Star TSIF.

Two days ago, philippalmer predicted that bebe "will struggle the rest of the year." Our member continues: "Now that they reduced earnings outlook and management is being shaken-up, I look for further declines."

In a pitch from the same day, TSIF follows that bearish line of thinking and writes:

[bebe] has a good reputation in [its] market, but the CEO resigning this week, difficult market and insider selling has raised a small flag. Cash flow doesn't look too bad for this market and they have no debt. I do not believe they are high risk, but I don't think they are going up anytime soon. I will have to review them the next few quarters.

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