4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: DreamWorks

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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, animated-movie maker DreamWorks Animation (NAS: DWA) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

DreamWorks facts

Headquarters (founded)Glendale, Calif. (1985)
Market Cap$1.5 billion
IndustryMovies and entertainment
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$678.6 million
ManagementCo-Founder/CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg
CFO Lewis Coleman
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)9.6%
Cash/Debt$81.2 million / $0
CompetitorsNews Corp.
Disney
Sony Entertainment

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 1,182 members who have rated DreamWorks believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A few months ago, one of those bulls, greedwhenfearful, tapped DreamWorks as a particularly solid bargain opportunity:

Never in the company's history has the stock been so low. Trading at book value ... these are [Warren Buffett] prices. ... My biggest concern is the home entertainment decline and the future of theaters in general. ... With a low valuation, no debt ... I think it's a good time to bet. Can you imagine a world where our children don't watch cartoons? I can't.

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The article 4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: DreamWorks originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Walt Disney. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of DreamWorks Animation and Walt Disney. 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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