1-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: Move?


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, online real estate services specialist Move (NAS: MOVE) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

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


Headquarters (founded)

Campbell, Calif. (1993)

Market Cap

$304.3 million


Internet software and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$190.8 million


CEO Steven Berkowitz (since January 2009)
CFO Rachel Glaser (since January 2012)

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)



$45.3 million / $0



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

On CAPS, 45% of the 196 members who have rated Move believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those bears, fellow Fool Justin Loiseau (TMFJLo), tapped Move as a relatively weak player in an increasingly competitive space:

I don't see Move as a threat unless it gets serious about makings its larger budget count for something. Trulia's smaller than Zillow, but it's got teeth. It's stepped up its R&D to take back some of Zillow's market share and if it can consistently increase site traffic at a faster rate, it stands to come out ahead. Otherwise, Trulia's piece of the pie will continue to shrink thanks to Zillow's ever-growing network effect. ...

I've made an "underperform" CapsCall for Move and an "outperform" CapsCall for Zillow on my Motley Fool Caps page, but I'm undecided on Trulia's ultimate success or failure.

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