4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Cabela's


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, outdoor-gear retailer Cabela's (NYS: CAB) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Cabela's facts

Headquarters (founded)

Sidney, Neb. (1961)

Market Cap

$3.3 billion


Specialty stores

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.9 billion


Co-Founder/Chairman Richard Cabela
CEO Thomas Millner

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$347.4 million / $2.2 billion


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

On CAPS, 91% of the 744 members who have rated Cabela's believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star 10cent, succinctly summed up the Cabela's bull case for our community:

This company intelligently targets a large and devoted demographic. Service and products are excellent. Regardless of where their products are made, Cabela's exudes an Americanness that has mass appeal. Moat is wide, they don't have any serious on-line competitors. Their retail stores are thriving and growing.

Because of the nature of their products I foresee this company doing well independently of the economy. Hell, even an apocalypse would be great for their business.

The stock has outperformed [Apple] over the last couple of years, and it is still attractively valued.

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