1-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: RadioShack?
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, embattled electronics retailer RadioShack (NYSE: RSH ) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at RadioShack's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
A couple of months ago, one of those Fools, chinamantsan, succinctly summed up the bear case for our community:
Retail stores are slowly getting killed by the Internet. Yes there will always be a need for [brick and mortar] stores but if you walk into a RadioShack you will really wonder how they have stayed in business for so long. ...
I have been to very many RadioShacks and I will have to say that 99% of the employees that work there don't know a thing about the products they are selling and I will generally have to track down the item myself because nobody knows where to find it. ...
I personally wouldn't buy one share of RadioShack stock and I can definitely see them going out of business within the next few years the same way Circuit City went out.
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