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 (NYSE: 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 New York
Market Cap $6.4 billion
Industry Specialized finance
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $4.0 billion
Management CEO Duncan Niederauer (since 2007)
CFO Michael Geltzeiler (since 2008)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 6.5%
Cash/Debt $399.0 million / $2.1 billion
Dividend Yield 4.6%
Competitors Deutsche Borse
London Stock Exchange Group
Nasdaq OMX Group

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 2,373 members who have rated NYSE Euronext believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star joryko, tapped NYSE Euronext as a solid bargain selection:

Price/Earnings = 12.2 and 9.2 Forward
PEG = 1.1
Price/Book = 1 ...

These valuations, a 4.6% dividend, and a business that will be around for a very long time warrant a 5 year pick. The revenues will grow again as they slow their market share loss and continue growing their Information Services and Technology Solutions division. Seems to have had good support around the $25 mark in the past so I'll try rolling the dice on today's drop.

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