2-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: Cablevision Systems?

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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, cable company Cablevision Systems (NYS: CVC) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Cablevision facts

Headquarters (Founded)Bethpage, N.Y. (1973)
Market Cap$3.3 billion
IndustryCable and satellite
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$6.7 billion
ManagementCEO James Dolan
CFO Gregg Seibert
Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)12.8%
Cash/Debt$493.5 million / $11.2 billion
Dividend Yield4.8%
CompetitorsComcast
DirecTV
Verizon

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

On CAPS, 33% of the 178 members who have rated Cablevision believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, Allstar13913, succinctly summed up the bear case for our community:

A non-viable cable company that is losing the NYC customer battle to Verizon. Margins will continue to decrease as costs soar and additional infrastructure is needed. In addition, the best assets, namely Madison Square Garden and AMC networks have already been spun off into their own companies.

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