4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: International Game Technology


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, gaming equipment manufacturerInternational Game Technology (NYS: IGT) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

IGT facts

Headquarters (founded)

Las Vegas (1980)

Market Cap

$4.7 billion


Casinos and gaming

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.0 billion


CEO Patti Hart (since April 2009)
CFO John Vandemore (since February 2012)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$271.1 million / $1.7 billion

Dividend Yield



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

On CAPS, 94% of the 685 members who have rated IGT believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A few months ago, one of those Fools, jkb31, touched on the tailwinds working in IGT's favor:

New casinos are opening in a number of states, and as job growth continues to move forward, so does the gaming industry. It's reasonably priced and I don't see much downside. Worth a shot.

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