4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Intuit

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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, accounting software specialist Intuit (NAS: INTU) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Intuit facts

Headquarters (founded)Mountain View, Calif. (1983)
Market Cap$17.8 billion
IndustryApplication software
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$4.1 billion
ManagementCEO Brad Smith (since 2008)
CFO R. Neil Williams (since 2008)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)24.6%
Cash/Debt$959.0 million / $999.0 million
Dividend Yield1%
CompetitorsH&R Block
Microsoft Dynamics
Sage Group

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 548 members who have rated Intuit believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Late last month, one of those bulls, All-Star huddaman, highlighted several of the company's positives:

It's a very steady company. Great cash flow generator. The products are sticky. Their tax prep software is excellent. Their business accounting software is topnotch and top-dog. Margins for software company are obviously phenomenal. One worry is, they are losing on the Payroll and payments processing side.

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