Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, 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.
Waterloo, Canada (1984)
CEO Thorsten Gerhard (since January 2012)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
$1.8 billion / $0
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 22% of the 5,739 members who have rated RIM believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
RIM's mobile devices underwhelm relative to its peers. The company's BlackBerry was praised for its security platform, a software technology that can now be utilized by competitors Apple and Google. I am not sure what competitive advantage RIM currently has against much larger rivals. It will remain a niche player ... but otherwise, I don't see a bright future ahead.
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