4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Nike

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, sneaker giant Nike (NYS: NKE) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Nike facts

Headquarters (founded)Beaverton, Ore. (1964)
Market Cap$52.4 billion
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$23.4 billion
ManagementCEO Mark Parker
CFO Donald Blair
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)21.2%
Cash/Debt$3.2 billion / $369.0 million
Dividend Yield1.3%

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 2,263 members who have rated Nike believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last week, one of those Fools, murda101, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community: "They continue to make money from old ideas through the rerelease of popular shoes, while continuing to raise the bar with new products. The Nike deal with the NFL will also be huge."

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of and creating a diagonal call position in Nike. 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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