Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, electronics giant Sony (NYS: SNE) has received a distressing two-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Sony's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
CEO Kazuo Hirai
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$19.8 million / $15.0 billion
Koninklijke Philips Electronics
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 29% of the 1,692 members who have rated Sony believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
They have not made a revolutionary product since the walkman, quality standards are horrible, and their last CEO was a complete joke. ...
1.) No interesting products.
When was the last time you caught yourself saying, "Wow that new Sony product is like nothing I've ever seen before!" ...
2.) Low Quality
Sony is great at making expensive products that fail because of some cheap (but essential) part. ... This is the main reason I'll never buy from them again.
3) Leadership. ...
The leadership is behind the times, they don't understand the culture of our new technology.
Sony has become a follower, I think it will continue to lose the respect of consumers.
If you want market-topping returns, you need to protect your portfolio from any undue risk. Luckily, we've found another stock we are incredibly excited about -- excited enough to dub it "The Motley Fool's Top Stock for 2012." We have compiled a special free report for investors to uncover this stock today. The report is 100% free, but it won't be here forever, so click here to access it now.
Want to see how well (or not so well) the stocks in this series are performing? Follow theTrackPoisedToCAPS account.
At the time thisarticle was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool has sold shares of Sony short. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.