Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, video game retailer GameStop
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at GameStop's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Grapevine, Texas (1994)|
|Market Cap||$2.2 billion|
|Industry||Computer and electronics retail|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$9.3 billion|
|Management||CEO J. Paul Raines (since 2010)
CFO Robert Lloyd (since 2010)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||13.5%|
|Cash/Debt||$329.1 million / $0|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 9% of the 3,200 members who have rated GameStop believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
I really wish I would have gotten this one sooner. [Microsoft] and Sony both have expressed a desire to nuke the used-games market. While I don't believe either will, that bodes ill for [GameStop's] future potential. Additionally, downloadable games and mobile games spell bad times for this stock.
If you want market-topping returns, you need to protect your portfolio from any undue risk. Luckily, we've found another retailer we are incredibly excited about -- excited enough to dub it "The Motley Fool's Top Stock for 2012." We have compiled a special free report for investors to uncover this stock today. The report is 100% free, but it won't be here forever, so click here to access it now.
Want to see how well (or not so well) the stocks in this series are performing? Follow the TrackPoisedTo CAPS account.
Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Amazon.com, Best Buy, Gamestop, and Microsoft. The Motley Fool has sold shares of Sony short. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Microsoft and Amazon.com. Motley Fool newsletter services have also recommended creating bull call spread positions in Microsoft and Wal-Mart, as well as writing covered calls on Gamestop. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.