1-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: Research In Motion?

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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, embattled BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (NAS: RIMM) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

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

RIMfacts

Headquarters (founded)Waterloo, Canada (1984)
Market Cap$4.2 billion
IndustryCommunications equipment
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$16.3 billion
ManagementCEO Thorsten Gerhard Heins (since January 2012)
CFO Brian Bidulka (since December 2009)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)24.4%
Cash/Debt$1.9 billion / $0
CompetitorsApple
Google
Nokia

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

On CAPS, 24% of the 5,818 members who have rated RIM believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

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

[Research In Motion] will continue to lose money throughout next year. This stock can rebound but it will eventually fall. There are rumors of buyouts but no company would buy [Research In Motion] at this valuation. Their savior "Blackberry 10" will have a very hard time making a comeback with Apple's Iphone and Samsung's Galaxy continuously taking over the market shares.

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