Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, online travel company (NASDAQ:PCLN) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

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

priceline facts

Headquarters (founded)

Norwalk, Conn. (1997)

Market Cap

$3.2 billion


Internet Retail

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.88 billion


CEO Jeffery Boyd (since November 2002)

CFO Daniel Finnegan (since January 2009)

Price-to-Earnings Ratio (PCLN and S&P 500)

19.6 and 13.1



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CAPS members bearish on PCLN also bearish on


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

Over on CAPS, fully 89 of the 194 All-Star members who have rated priceline -- or 46% -- believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. Among the bear population are All-Star jester112358, who is ranked in the top 5% of our community, and smartdanny.

Two weeks ago, jester112358 made this simple (but common-sense) case against the stock: "Don't think consumers will be doing much traveling in the upcoming months. Mostly will be buying food and staying at home and paying down debt."

In a pitch from last week, smartdanny cited priceline's price action of late as reason to stay away:

While this company has been blowing the Street's earnings estimates out of the water, the roughly $20 move higher in this stock after its recent earnings announcement was excessive to say the least. To me it appears that the lack of stocks beating their earnings estimates, and this stocks small float synergistically worked together to propel this stock much higher than was warranted. As momentum traders exit this stock, and the broader market stabilizes and eventually heads higher, I expect this stock to lag the S&P 500 by double digit percentages.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. priceline, Amazon, and Whole Foods are Motley Fool Stock Advisor picks. Google is a recommendation of Rule Breakers. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.