5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Fiserv

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Fiserv (NAS: FISV) , which provides IT services and systems to the financial sector, has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Fiserv facts

Headquarters (Founded)Brookfield, Wis. (1984)
Market Cap$8.7 billion
IndustryData processing and outsourced services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$4.3 billion
ManagementCEO Jeffery Yabuki (since 2005)
CFO Thomas Hirsch (since 2006)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)15.3%
Cash/Debt$281.0 million / $3.6 billion
CompetitorsAccenture
Fidelity National Information Services
Total System Services

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 355 members who have rated Fiserv believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

This past fall, one of those Fools, Wes9876, offered some inside insight into the Fiserv bull case:

The company is focused on increasing recurring revenue and decreasing expenses. They have managed to weather the storms of the last few years and will continue to do so through management that has proven to be successful. I work for a division of this company and have seen first hand the results of this dedication. 

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool owns shares of Fiserv. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Accenture. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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