1-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: Deutsche Bank?


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, German financial services giant Deutsche Bank (NYS: DB) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

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

Deutsche Bankfacts

Headquarters (Founded)

Frankfurt am Main, Germany (1870)

Market Cap

$38.4 billion


Diversified capital markets

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$42.1 billion


Chairman/CEO Dr. Josef Ackermann
CFO Stefan Krause

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Dividend Yield




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

On CAPS, 38% of the 652 members who have rated Deutsche Bank believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star Scotbgaw, warned Fools about banking on Deutsche Bank:

Only a few ways out of the European sovereign debt bubble, and they all lead to a banking crisis before a solution will be agreed upon. The only thing in question is how bad the crisis will be. My guess? Bad enough to force Germany to start the "printing presses" at the ECB. [Deutsche Bank] has approximately a 44-1 leverage ratio, it will get bad quickly, but they'll eventually be bailed out. That means the company will be saved, not necessarily shareholders.

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