Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, mobile handset maker Motorola (NYSE:MOT) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Motorola facts

Headquarters (founded)

Schaumburg, Ill. (1928)

Market Cap

$11.17 billion


Communications equipment

TTM Revenue

$32.66 billion


Co-CEO Gregory Brown
Co-CEO Dr. Sanjay Jha

Return on Equity (average, last five years and TTM)

13.1% and (3.2%)


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CAPS members bearish on MOT also bearish on

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

Over on CAPS, fully 125 of the 400 All-Star members who have rated Motorola -- some 31% -- believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. Among the bearish population are EnigmaDude and showme.

Two weeks ago, EnigmaDude explained why the stock is ready to get RAZR'd: "cutting the workforce, lowering estimates, doing all the right things (to drive down the share price)."

In a pitch from one day later, showme reminds us that Motorola's best days are behind it:

[Motorola] of the 50s, 60s and 70s was a wonderful company. Philip Fisher loved the company and the management. Unfortunately like Mr. Fisher they are gone and this company has been in a death spiral for over a decade. How many divisions and employees do they have left? They've been selling off and laying off since before the tech bubble. ... can't imagine getting bullish about it unless there has been some wonderful change in management, which has been changing about every 2 years for the last 12.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Nokia and Dell are Motley Fool Inside Value picks. Apple is a selection of Stock Advisor. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.