4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Under Armour

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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, athletic-apparel maker Under Armour (NYS: UA) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Under Armour facts:

Headquarters (Founded)Baltimore (1996)
Market Cap$4.2 billion
IndustryApparel, accessories, and luxury goods
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$1.5 billion
ManagementFounder/Chairman/CEO Kevin Plank
CFO Brad Dickerson
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)15.1%
Cash/Debt$175.4 million / $77.7 million
CompetitorsAdidas AG
Columbia Sportswear
Nike

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

On CAPS, 92% of the 2,894 members who have rated Under Armour believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Late last year, one of those Fools, All-Star TheMiracleDJR, nicely summed up the Under Armour bull case for our community:

Products live up to the hype. Names is purest genius. Wins the minds of Jr. High and High School kids who probably stick with them for life. Very motivated CEO and workforce. Hard to imagine them not making it to a [$10 billion] market cap some day.

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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 Motley Fool owns shares of Under Armour and Nike. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Under Armour, as well as creating a diagonal call position in Nike. 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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