Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, computer giant Dell (Nasdaq: DELL) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Dell facts

Headquarters (founded) Round Rock, Texas (1984)
Market Cap $18.4 billion
Industry Computer hardware
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $60.3 billion
Management Founder/Chairman/CEO Michael Dell
CFO Brian Gladden
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 37.2%
Cash/Debt $11.9 billion / $8.5 billion
Competitors Hewlett-Packard
Lenovo Group

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 29% of the 5,770 members who have rated Dell believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, NHWeston102, succinctly summed up the bear case for our community:

Dell's not well. The classical "box" is not going to vanish entirely but, barring some serious retooling, it won't be Dell making them. Like the leaves of autumn, Dell's drifting into a downward spiral. Not buyout bait, either.

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