1-Star Stocks Poised to Keep Plunging: Best Buy?

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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, electronics retailer Best Buy (NYS: BBY) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

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

Best Buy facts

Headquarters (founded)

Richfield, Minn. (1966)

Market Cap

$5.8 billion

Industry

Computer and electronics retail

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$50.7 billion

Management

CEO Hubert Joly (since September 2012)
CFO James Muehlbauer (since April 2008)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

17.4%

Cash/Debt

$680 million / $2.2 billion

Dividend Yield

3.9%

Competitors

Amazon.com (NAS: AMZN)
Apple
(NAS: AAPL)
Wal-Mart
(NYS: WMT)


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

On CAPS, 23% of the 3,487 members who have rated Best Buy believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

This past summer, one of those bears, fellow Fool Justin Loiseau (TMFJLo), succinctly summed up the underperform case for our community:

The model is destined for failure. Electronics inventory dies quickly and online retailers are sweeping sales from big box stores nationwide. Any customers that still feel the need to buy electronics in-person will be headed to more convenient and (at least as) cheap options like Wal-Mart.

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The article 1-Star Stocks Poised to Keep Plunging: Best Buy? originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Amazon.com, and Best Buy. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Apple, Amazon.com, Best Buy, and Wal-Mart Stores. 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 Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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