Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, computer giant Dell
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.
|Headquarters (founded)||Round Rock, Texas (1984)|
|Market Cap||$18.4 billion|
|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|
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.
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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