5-Star Bargain Stocks Ready to Bounce: Interactive Brokers

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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, electronic brokerage operator Interactive Brokers Group (NAS: IBKR) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Interactive Brokers facts

Headquarters (founded)

Greenwich, Conn. (1977)

Market Cap

$696.2 million

Industry

Specialized finance

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.2 billion

Management

Founder/Chairman/CEO Thomas Peterffy
CFO Paul Brody

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

9.6%

Cash/Debt

$23.0 billion / $2.0 billion

Competitors

Charles Schwab
E*TRADE Financial
TD AMERITRADE


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

On CAPS, 96% of the 603 members who have rated Interactive Brokers believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, johnstrobel, tapped the stock as a solid bargain opportunity:

Confidence in the stock market is relatively low and [Interactive Brokers] is suffering from lower trading volumes. In fact, trading volumes are at a 5 year low. Despite this, [Interactive Brokers] has a strong balance sheet and is a good value buy. ... I think as investor confidence returns when we emerge from this long recession, this stock will rise. It may require some patience, but at today's price, may be well worth it.

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The article 5-Star Bargain Stocks Ready to Bounce: Interactive Brokers originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Interactive Brokers and TD AMERITRADE Holding. 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 Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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