2-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: Monster Worldwide?

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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, online employment services specialist Monster Worldwide (NYS: MWW) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Monsterfacts

Headquarters (founded)New York (1967)
Market Cap$1.01 billion
IndustryInternet software and services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$1.0 billion
ManagementChairman/CEO Salvatore Iannuzzi (since 2007)
CFO James Langrock (since 2011)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)1.6%
Cash/Debt$252.6 million / $213.5 million
CompetitorsAdecco
CareerBuilder, LLC
LinkedIn

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

On CAPS, 23% of the 328 members who have rated Monster believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star latimerburned, touched on the competitive headwinds working against the stock: "They either get acquired or go out of business. My bet is going out of business as LinkedIn's social aspect is driving [human resource] professionals away from Monster and others like them."

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of LinkedIn. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of LinkedIn. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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