Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, banking giant JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

JPMorgan facts

Headquarters (Founded)

New York City (1823)

Market Cap

$168.1 billion


Diversified financial services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$62.9 billion


Chairman/CEO Jamie Dimon (since 2005)
CFO Michael Cavanagh (since 2004)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Year-to-Date Return



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Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC)
Barclays (NYSE:BCS)

CAPS Members Bearish on JPM Also Bearish on

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS)

CAPS Members Bullish on JPM Also Bullish on

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC)

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

On CAPS, 17.5% of the 3,488 members who have rated JPMorgan Chase believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include texastar1 and All-Star TMFmrquakeroats, who is ranked in the top 20% of our community.

Late last week, texastar1 warned Fools that JPMorgan "is a stock that is running way ahead of itself." Our CAPS member concludes: "As the market retracts over the next few weeks and a major correction takes place, I look at JPMorgan to trade between $40 and $42 before December. A good shorting opportunity."

In a pitch from last month, TMFmrquakeroats expands on JPMorgan as an expensive bet to bank on:

CEO Jamie Dimon wrote in his letter to shareholders for 2008 that [JPMorgan] can earn $15 billion in a "normal" environment. Based on [JPMorgan's] current market cap, I'd say this stock is fairly priced based on Dimon's own estimate of normal earning power. After the huge, unsustainable parabolic run, I think this is a good point to make an under-perform call on [JPMorgan].

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