5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Gordmans Stores

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, discount department store operator Gordmans Stores (NAS: GMAN) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Gordmans facts

Headquarters (founded)

Omaha, Neb. (1915)

Market Cap

$333.5 million

Industry

General merchandise stores

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$574.7 million

Management

CEO Jeffrey Gordman (since 1996)
CFO Michael James (since 2006)

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity

35.6%

Cash/Debt

$41.7 million / $521.0 thousand

Competitors

Kohl's
Macy's
Wal-Mart Stores


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

On CAPS, all 37 members who have rated Gordmans believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, JohnStuartMill, tapped Gordmans as a particularly timely opportunity:

Another business which supports the ever increasing cost conscious consumer. Discounters like [Wal-Mart], Target, and Dollar Tree are all flourishing in this environment.

Plenty of room for growth here as the revenue is only [$575 million] (ttm). The average for this industry is [$1.53 billion].

So if you believe the discounters have a foothold in this economy, [Gordmans] should be one of your picks.

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