Why Deutsche Bank Is Poised to Plunge


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, financial services giant Deutsche Bank has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Deutsche Bankfacts

Headquarters (founded)

Frankfurt am Main, Germany (1870)

Market Cap

$44.3 billion


Diversified capital markets

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$41.5 billion


Co-Chairman/Co-CEO Juergen Fitschen
Co-Chairman/Co-CEO Anshuman Jain

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)


Dividend Yield



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

On CAPS, 36% of the 647 members who have rated Deutsche Bank believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, rsinj, succinctly summed up the Deutsche Bank bear case for our community:

Wildly overvalued. Questionable dealings. Surely involved with LIBOR scandal. ... Embarking on a multi-year plan to reduce costs, when they have to expend $4 billion upfront. Likely they will spend more upfront, realize little of the publicized savings, and then will be 4 or 5 years down the road in to the next multi-year project to keep management entrenched and the media at bay.

This bank has more reorganizations and people changing rolls than a game of musical chairs.

It's a house of cards on a shaky foundation just waiting to crumble.

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