5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: NYSE Euronext

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, stock exchange operator NYSE Euronext (NYS: NYX) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

NYSE Euronext facts

Headquarters (Founded)New York
Market Cap$7.6 billion
IndustrySpecialized finance
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$4.2 billion
ManagementCEO Duncan Niederauer (since 2007)
CFO Michael Geltzeiler (since 2008)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)6.7%
Cash/Debt$432.0 million / $2.1 billion
Dividend Yield4.1%
CompetitorsDeutsche Borse
London Stock Exchange Group
Nasdaq OMX Group

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 2,383 members who have rated NYSE Euronext believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Late last month, one of those Fools, AWinvestments, tapped NYSE Euronext as a solid income opportunity:

First of all, enjoy that inflation and treasury-beating 5% yield, (beats many bonds too). Next, know that the NYSE Euronext controls the equity markets of the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca. ... It has a very sustainable payout ratio of 49%. Net income is ticking upward and sales are out-pacing the S&P. ... Assuming they keep the dividend going, this is a definite outperform.

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