4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Buffalo Wild Wings

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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, restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings (NAS: BWLD) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Buffalo Wild Wings facts

Headquarters (founded)Minneapolis (1982)
Market Cap$1.5 billion
IndustryRestaurants
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$853.5 million
ManagementCEO Sally Smith (since 1996)
CFO Mary Twinem (since 1996)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)17.1%
Cash/Debt$71.5 million / $0
CompetitorsCarlson Restaurants
Fox & Hound Restaurant Group
Hooters of America

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 4,707 members who have rated Buffalo Wild Wings believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

A few months ago, one of those bulls, K3VIN0, tapped the stock as a particularly tasty growth opportunity:

Great company and I'm looking for continued growth here. If increased wing prices don't eat into the profits too much then the company should be looking at a great future. Still plenty of room for growth and expansion throughout the country and beyond. Been there and it's an excellent place. Will have to stop in more often.

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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 Buffalo Wild Wings. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of and writing covered calls on Buffalo Wild Wings. 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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