Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, mattress maker Sealy (NYSE:ZZ) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

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

Sealy facts

Headquarters (founded)

Trinity, N.C. (1984)

Market Cap

$283.69 million


Home furnishings  

TTM Revenue

$1.42 billion


CEO Lawrence Rogers (since 2008)
CFO Jeffrey Ackerman (since 2006)

Annual Revenue Growth (average, last five years, and TTM)

3.0% and (15.8%)


Select Comfort (NASDAQ:SCSS)
Tempur-Pedic (NYSE:TPX)

CAPS members bearish on ZZ also bearish on

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CAPS members bullish on ZZ also bullish on

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Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, 55.7% of the 194 members who have rated Sealy believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include tenmiles, who is ranked sixth in all of CAPS, and TSIF.

Last week, tenmiles cited Wednesday's analyst-topping earnings report (and subsequent 82% pop) as a short-term, short opportunity: "looks a bit extended near term - might be time to consider turning the mattress around $3.25."

In a pitch from one day earlier, TSIF also showed skepticism over Sealy's recent price action:

That Sealy reported a $4.7 Million profit this past quarter is a bit of a surprise, but Sealy has a knack for getting a boost after quarterly earnings, especially the quarter that includes some income tax return spending. Sealy may be able to cut costs and keep sales up, but with a negative $1.80 BOOK value per share, they will be a long time turning things around. 4,800 workers is a lot of sheep to count and kept fed. They do supply some of the lower cost stores that are holding up reasonably well, but when you're hungry, can't pay your mortgage, can't heat your home, can't buy gas for the car, etc, a lumpy mattress is the least of your worries.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Microsoft is a Motley Fool Inside Value pick. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.