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4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: National Research

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, performance measurement services specialist National Research (Nasdaq: NRCI  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

National Research facts

Headquarters (founded) Lincoln, Neb. (1981)
Market Cap $340 million
Industry Healthcare services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $80.7 million
Management Founder/CEO Michael Hays
President/COO Susan Henricks
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 21.2%
Cash/Debt $11.2 million / $13.6 million
Dividend Yield 2.1%
Competitors Gallup
Press Ganey Associates
SDI Health LLC

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 111 members who have rated National Research believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, seattle1115, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community: 

As the health care industry manages enormous change and challenges in the next few years, information will be the key to effective competition. A healthy balance sheet, a respectable dividend, and significant insider ownership imply continuing growth opportunities.

If you want market-beating returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Owning exceptional stocks is a surefire way to secure your financial future. Of course, despite a strong four-star rating, National Research may not be your top choice.

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Brian has been writing for The Fool since 2006, and currently covers consumer goods stocks. He has a B.A. from Western University (Ontario, Canada) and holds the CFA designation.

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