Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, home decor chain Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Bed Bath facts

Headquarters (founded)

Union, N.J. (1971)

Market Cap

$7.96 billion


Home Furnishing Retail

TTM Revenue

$7.21 billion


Co-Founder/Co-Chairman Warren Eisenberg

Co-Founder/Co-Chairman Leonard Feinstein

CEO Steven Temares

Annual Net Income Growth (average, last five years and TTM)

2.7% and (24.5%)


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

Over on CAPS, some 22% of the 1,238 members who have rated Bed Bath & Beyond believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include All-Star xserver, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community, and wolfhounds.

Last week, xserver raised a red flag on some recent insider activity: "Overvalued, insider sell offs, and bleak retail outlook." Note: Soon after Bed Bath & Beyond posted better-than-expected results earlier this month, co-founders Leonard Feinstein and Warren Eisenberg each sold more than $30 million worth of stock.

In a pitch from one day later, wolfhounds reviewed the quarter's earnings:

Earnings "blew away" forecast by 11 cents, but like they say on Wall St., it's the quality of the earnings that count.

With Linens n Things out of business [Bed Bath] should have the market to itself. Customers, it therefore goes, are locked in. Hmmm, is that why same store sales declined "only" 4.3% and earnings declined substantially even with the beat. Let's look out further. Consumer debt is falling big time, credit limits and card cancellations are escalating as is unemployment and foreclosures. Sometime in the future [Bed Bath] will regain it's earnings momentum, but not in the next couple of years.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Bed Bath and Starbucks are picks of both Motley Fool Stock Advisor and Inside Value. Wal-Mart is also a choice of Inside Value, and Apple is a Stock Advisor selection. The Fool owns shares of Starbucks. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.