Based on the aggregated intelligence of 150,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, embattled automaker Toyota (NYSE:TM) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Toyota facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Toyota City, Japan (1933)

Market Cap

$117.8 billion


Automobile manufacturers

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$184.8 billion


President Akio Toyoda
Founder/Executive Vice President Kiichiro Toyoda

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity


1-Month Return



$41.7 billion / $135.1 billion


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Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC)

CAPS Members Bearish on TM Also Bearish on

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CAPS Members Bullish on TM Also Bullish on

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

On CAPS, 9.7% of the 3,475 members who have rated Toyota believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include gameguru and All-Star HollywoodDan, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community.

Two weeks ago, gameguru tapped Toyota's recent troubles as a chance for its rivals to pounce: "Recall/gas pedal repair is hurting short-term. Long-term, this may present a buying opportunity, but I think the stock will go lower from here. The real winners from this will be Honda and Hyundai."

In a pitch from one week earlier, HollywoodDan also directed some sharp words toward Toyota:

The story -- reliability -- is dead. Ugly ass cars, the seemingly unstoppable rise of Hyundai and a culture that seems to be filled with lying sacks of horse droppings as evidenced by failure to acknowledge stuck accelerator pedals. I don't see how they get out of this, and definitely don't see how they beat the market. Big thumbs down.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Ford is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick. Microsoft is a choice of Inside Value, and Motley Fool Options has recommended a diagonal call position on it. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.