5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: WisdomTree Investments

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, ETF sponsor and asset manager WisdomTree Investments (Nasdaq: WETF  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

WisdomTree facts

Headquarters (Founded) New York (1995)
Market Cap $770.8 million
Industry Asset management
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $73.5 million
Management

Founder/CEO Jonathan Steinberg

CFO Amit Muni

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years) (15.8%)
Cash/Debt $39.3 million / $0
Competitors American Century
FMR LLC
The Vanguard Group

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 158 members who have rated WisdomTree believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A few months ago, one of those Fools, alex3301, listed several of WisdomTree's positives for our community:

A rapid grower in a rapidly growing industry
Likely to increase market share
Financially sound
The only pure ETF play
[25%-owned] by Michael Steinhardt a proven, successful, no nonsense money maker
An attractive takeover candidate

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