5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: LivePerson

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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, real-time chat technologist LivePerson (NAS: LPSN) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

LivePerson facts

Headquarters (founded)New York (1995)
Market Cap$912.7 million
IndustryInternet software and services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$133.1 million
Management

CEO Robert LoCascio (since 1995)

CFO Daniel Murphy (since 2011)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)10.2%
Cash/Debt$93.3 million / $0
Competitors

Microsoft

Oracle

RightNow Technologies


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

On CAPS, 95% of the 474 members who have rated LivePerson believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those Fools, Clint35, offered some user insight into the opportunity:

They recently won a [Stevie Award for Sales & Customer Service]! ... I've actually used this service online a couple times. It's much faster and more pleasant than using the phone. It looks expensive on a P/E basis but they'll grow into it.

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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 Microsoft and Oracle. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of LivePerson and Microsoft. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended creating a bull call spread position in Microsoft. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

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