2-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: RadioShack?
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, electronics retailer RadioShack (NYS: RSH) has received a distressing two-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at RadioShack's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Fort Worth, Texas (1899)|
|Market Cap||$725.8 million|
|Industry||Computer and electronics retail|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$4.5 billion|
|Management||CEO James Gooch (since 2011)|
CFO Dorvin Lively (since 2011)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||19.3%|
|Cash/Debt||$667.7 million / $666.4 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 45% of the 805 members who have rated RadioShack believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Over the short term there it could go up a bit, simply because its taking such a pounding some might consider it undervalued.
In my opinion it would take a miracle to keep RadioShack going for another 10 years. They have failed to evolve as their competitors have, and even those competitors (like Best Buy) are in serious trouble from companies like Amazon. It may die a slow, painful death, but I don't see RadioShack going anywhere but down over the long term.
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