4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Take-Two


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software (NAS: TTWO) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Take-Two facts

Headquarters (Founded)

New York (1993)

Market Cap

$1.06 billion


Multimedia and graphics software

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.14 billion


Chairman/CEO Strauss Zelnick

CFO Lainie Goldstein

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity



$280.36 billion / $


Activision (NAS: ATVI)

Electronic Arts (NAS: ERTS)

Microsoft (NAS: MSFT)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 93% of the 1,259 members who have rated Take-Two believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include MarkP28665 and jakkal.

Earlier this year, MarkP28665 touched on the stock's near-term catalysts:

The electronic and online video gaming business is competitive but Take-Two has a series of new titles coming to market over the next year and a half. A few of these new games will probably be hits adding to the current good sellers so I think the next year will see better results.

Over the next five years, in fact, Take Two is expected to grow its bottom line at a rapid rate of 23% annually. That's faster than rivals Activision (15%), Electronic Arts (16%), and Microsoft (10%).

CAPS member jakkal elaborates on the Take-Two outperform argument:

Battered during a dry period and the Duke Nukem Forever launch. Has ahead of it Max Payne 3, Borderlands 2, Bioshock Infinite, X-Com, and about to announce GTA V, possibly at Gamescom. The mere announcement of GTA V will be enough to boost this stock, not to mention its tentative release next year.

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At the time thisarticle was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Take-Two, Activision, and Microsoft, as well as creating a synthetic long position in Activision and a covered collar position in Microsoft. The Fool has written calls on Activision. The Motley Fool owns shares of Take-Two, Activision, and Microsoft. 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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