Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, embattled BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (Nasdaq: 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 Heins (since January 2012)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
Cash / Debt
$2.1 billion / $0
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 24% of the 5,812 members who have rated RIM believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Unexpected positive quarterly earnings drove the stock price up, but it's on an inevitable downfall. Sales in some emerging markets (i.e. Indonesia) may seem to be a good sign, but there's very low switching costs and customers will continue to gravitate away from RIM's products as better and cheaper alternatives continue to hit the markets.
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