1-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: McClatchy?

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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, newspaper publisher The McClatchy Company (NYS: MNI) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

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

McClatchyfacts

Headquarters (founded)Sacramento, Calif. (1860)
Market Cap$230.6 million
IndustryPublishing
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$1.3 billion
ManagementCEO Patrick Talamantes
Principal Accounting Officer Hai Nguyen
Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)8%
Cash/Debt$86.0 million / $1.8 billion
CompetitorsGannett
Hearst Newspapers
Tribune

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

On CAPS, 46% of the 267 members who have rated McClatchy believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, All-Star TerryHogan, succinctly summed up the bear case for our community: "This company is too much old media, not enough new media. If they can weather the transition they'll be OK, but it'll take a while and I'm not betting on them shooting the lights out in the meantime."

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