Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, book retailer Barnes & Noble has received the dreaded one-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Barnes & Noble and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Barnes & Noblefacts
New York, N.Y. (1986)
Founder/Chairman Leonard Riggio
President/CEO William Lynch
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$213.6 million/$155.8 million
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 55% of the 675 members who have rated Barnes & Noble believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last month, one of those Fools, adamlevy, succinctly summed up the Barnes & Noble bear case for our community: "Struggling retail segments in both brick-and-mortar and the Nook division. The only saving grace for this company is licensing content with its publishing partners, which isn't really a core part of its business model (yet)."
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