Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, clothing retailer Liz Claiborne (NYSE:LIZ) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Liz Claiborne facts

Headquarters (Founded)

New York City (1976)

Market Cap

$624.7 million


Apparel clothing

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$3.39 billion


CEO William McComb
CFO Nicholas Rubino


Liz Claiborne, Lucky Brand, Juicy Couture, DKNY, Kate Spade, Dana Buchman, Mexx

Trailing-12-Month Return on Capital



$52.9 million / $717.6 million

3-Month Return



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

On CAPS, 28% of the 262 members who have rated Liz Claiborne believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include All-Star ksiu1, who is ranked in the top 5% of our community, and Neuteboomc.

Just last week, ksiu1 urged Fools to try something else on for size: "debt, badly managed with aquisitions bought high and sold low, continuing losses from operations. this company is too big and clumsy to navigate itself around this recession."

In a pitch from two weeks earlier, Neuteboomc also argued that the stock was all worn out:

Liz Claiborne Inc. is nothing more than a short-term dying cash cow. The exclusive contract they just signed with [J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP)] and QVC will only bloat your stock numbers for a few days max. Unless there is extensive restructuring of management or some kind of flawless ad campaign coming soon, I see nothing more than a day traders play thing for a few hours.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Coach is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor selection. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.