1-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: Qihoo 360?


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese Internet and mobile security products specialist Qihoo 360 Technology (NYS: QIHU) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Qihoo 360's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Qihoo 360 facts

Headquarters (founded)

Beijing (2005)

Market Cap

$2.5 billion


Internet software and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$251.9 million


Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Hong Yi Zhou

Co-Founder/President Xiang-Dong Qi

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity



$359.1 million / $0




Tencent Holdings

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

On CAPS, 65% of the 190 members who have rated Qihoo 360 believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, dwKapital, succinctly summed up the bear case for our community:

This is a Chinese website that offers FREE anti-virus software and a bunch of games common to many other sites. It apparently grows revenues and earnings at exorbitant (and beautiful to look at) rates off of a multitude of link ads. Qihoo 360's founder, [Hong Yi Zhou], has a history of falsifying financial information. ... On top of all of this, it trades at a higher market cap than Renren (Chinese Facebook).

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