4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Buffalo Wild Wings

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' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Buffalo Wild Wings facts

Headquarters (founded)

Minneapolis (1982)

Market Cap

$1.06 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$681.5 million


CEO Sally Smith (since 1996)
CFO Mary Twinem (since 1996)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$86.1 million / $0


Darden Restaurants (NYS: DRI)

Brinker International

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

On CAPS, 93.5% of the 4,606 members who have rated Buffalo Wild Wings believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include 703Hawks and All-Star XMFSamstevens, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community.

Just last week, 703Hawks tapped Buffalo as a tasty opportunity: "Quality fun/hang-out restaurant, should benefit from upcoming NFL season. Also has catchy marketing campaigns."

Over the next five years, in fact, Buffalo Wild Wings is expected to grow its bottom line at a brisk rate of 21% annually. That's much faster than other restaurant plays such as Darden (13%), McDonald's (NYS: MCD) (10%), and Yum! Brands (NYS: YUM) (13%).

CAPS member XMFSamstevens elaborates on the B-Wild bull case:

I love these growth stocks that look overvalued. This one sort of reminds me of upscale fast food joints [Panera Bread] and [Chipotle Mexican Grill], which develop a near cult-like following. Buffalo Wild Wings has been growing really fast and I hope they can keep it up. I've been trying to look for my favorite businesses recently and trying to ignore current price. ... [B]ased on having eaten there and looking at the chart/financials, I'll go ahead and green thumb this one.

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