Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, cable giant Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Comcast facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Philadelphia (1969)

Market Cap

$45.2 billion


Cable and satellite

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$35.34 billion


CEO Brian Roberts (since 2000)
CFO Michael J. Angelakis (since 2007)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$918 million / $29.45 billion



CAPS Members Bearish on CMCSA Also Bearish on

Citigroup (NYSE:C)
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CAPS Members Bullish on CMCSA Also Bullish on

General Electric (NYSE:GE)

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

On CAPS, 16% of the 928 members who have rated Comcast believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include All-Star CashMachine33, who is ranked in the top 5% of our community, and TalibKweli.

Two weeks ago, CashMachine33 summed up Comcast in completely bearish terms: "Customer service is terrible. Website is lousy. Not an innovative company."

In a pitch from the same day, TalibKweli echoes that negative sentiment:

With the advent of YouTube, Hulu, and (the biggest blow) networks offering full streaming episodes online, the waning cable business has begun its downward spiral. Specifically, NBC commands the fewest primetime viewers among the Big 4 broadcast networks. Furthermore, the Winter Olympics are projected to generate [a 9 figure] loss, a figure guaranteed to affect Comcast's bottom line next quarter

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Starbucks and Apple are Motley Fool Stock Advisor picks. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.