2-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: Journal Communications?

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, media company Journal Communications (NYS: JRN) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Journal Communicationsfacts

Headquarters (founded)

Milwaukee (1882)

Market Cap

$222.9 million



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$355.2 million


Chairman/CEO Steven Smith
CFO Andre Fernandez

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$2.7 million / $38.0 million


Lee Enterprises

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

On CAPS, 30% of the 69 members who have rated Journal Communications believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, All-Star TerryHogan, touched on the digital headwinds working against the stock:

They will probably see a pop from increased ad spending during the election, but long-term they're done for. The Internet is transformative -- embrace the creative destruction. Just don't get caught holding the buggy whip manufacturer.

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