2-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: Netflix?

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, movie rental service Netflix (NAS: NFLX) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Netflixfacts

Headquarters (founded)Los Gatos, Calif. (1997)
Market Cap$7.1 billion
IndustryInternet retail
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$3.2 billion
ManagementFounder/Chairman/CEO Reed Hastings CFO David Wells
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)52.5%
Cash/Debt$797.8 million / $400.0 million
CompetitorsAmazon.comBlockbuster LLCRedbox

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

On CAPS, 18% of the 9,482 members who have rated Netflix believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Late last year, one of those Fools, All-Star ikkyu2, offered some customer insight into the Netflix bear case:

No moat. And no longer really even best of breed. Failing to compete on price; on user interface; and on quality of stream. My new TV (Samsung, 2011) shipped with 4 media players installed out of the box, and a QWERTY remote; the NFLX app is the only one you can't use the keyboard with, and it's the only one that has no true HD and no 3-D content.  

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