Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, furniture maker La-Z-Boy (NYSE:LZB) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

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

La-Z-Boy facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Monroe, Mich. (1927)

Market Cap

$507.21 million


Home furnishings

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.14 billion


CEO Kurt Darrow (since 2003)

CFO Louis Riccio (since 2006)

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity



$59 million / $49.7 million

Year-to-Date Return



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

On CAPS, 65% of the 243 members who have rated La-Z-Boy believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include All-Star solitaryway, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community, and boghead.

Just last week, solitaryway questioned how La-Z-Boy's stock price is managing to stay on its feet: "Approaching a multi-year high share price to match a decades-high unemployment rate? Huh?"

In a pitch from one day later, boghead also thinks the stock is ready to start reclining:

While, from looking at their financials, it doesn't seem like they are going to be going out of business any time in the foreseeable future, I can't find anything to justify the recent price jump. If analyst forecasts and previous revenue progression are any indication I think there will be a downward correction in the short term. You would have to be pretty pessimistic about the S&P to think that this would outperform in the long term.

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