Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, technology licensing company Rambus (NAS: RMBS) has received a distressing two-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Rambus' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Sunnyvale, Calif. (1990)
CEO Harold Hughes, Jr. (since 2005)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$289.5 million / $133.5 million
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 16% of the 522 members who have rated Rambus believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Rambus settles a few claims, loses the rest, and goes home somewhat richer but none the nobler. The prospects for another successful lawsuit are fading fast, which is why I'm starting a bearish CAPScall on Rambus even at these five-year lows (if you ignore occasional even-deeper plunges along the way). It's still a long way to the bottom.
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