Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, video game publisher THQ (NASDAQ:THQI) has received the distressing two-star ranking.

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

THQ facts

Headquarters (founded)

Agoura Hills, Calif. (1989)

Market Cap

$154.23 million


Home entertainment software

TTM Revenue

$846.7 million


President/CEO Brian Farrell
CFO Paul Pucino

Major Titles

Deadly Creatures, UFC 2009 Undisputed, WWE Legends of WrestleMania, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand

Return on Equity (average, last eight quarters and most recent quarter)

(31.8%) and (152.4%)


Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI)
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS)
Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)

CAPS members bearish on THQI also bearish on

Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX)
Ford (NYSE:F)

CAPS members bullish on THQI also bullish on


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

Over on CAPS, fully 22 of the 67 All-Star members who have rated THQ -- some 33% -- believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include DanielRow, who is ranked in the top 15% of our community, and VideoGames.

Last month, DanielRow wrote that THQ "is hurting, and they are not a very focused company, i think they will probably be purchased at some point within the next couple of years. Very low volume, so be ready to hold the stock for long periods of time."

In a more recent pitch from last week, VideoGames also thinks the game is just about over for shareholders:

It's official: THQ is imploding. This publisher seems to have decent selling titles, but can't make any money. Something's wrong with that. 50 Cent: Blood On The Sand won't be this publisher's savior, needless to say. More interesting to see is where Relic Entertainment will go, whether THQ dissolves or is bought out.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, and Starbucks are all Motley Fool Stock Advisor picks. Starbucks is also an Inside Value selection, as is Microsoft. Google is a Rule Breakers pick. The Fool owns shares of Starbucks. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.