2-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: OCZ Technology?

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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, solid-state drive specialist OCZ Technology (NAS: OCZ) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

OCZfacts

Headquarters (founded)San Jose, Calif. (2002)
Market Cap$426.8 million
IndustryComputer storage and peripherals
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$319.9 million
ManagementFounder/CEO Ryan Petersen
CFO Arthur Knapp
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)(80.2%)
Cash/Debt$38.6 million / $22.7 million
CompetitorsCorsair
Intel
STEC

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

On CAPS, 8% of the 117 members who have rated OCZ believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A few months ago, one of those Fools, All-Star DoubleAmerica, summed up the bear case for our community:

Although there may be a short squeeze here to drive the price up, this company is destined to fail. ... SSDs may be the future but OCZ's low-end products will not hold up to competition who can invest significantly in R&D, while OCZ fails to make money now and has no hope if more R&D expenditures are needed. It will take time to sort out what SSD players will provide useful products for the everyday consumer, but I assure you OCZ will not be one of them.

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