Buckle: 4-Star Retailers Poised to Pop

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, teen-oriented apparel retailer The Buckle (NYSE: BKE  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Buckle facts

Headquarters (founded)

Kearney, Neb. (1948)

Market Cap

$2.3 billion

Industry

Apparel retail

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.1 billion

Management

President/CEO Dennis Nelson
Treasurer/Corporate Controller Thomas Heacock

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

38.9%

Cash/Debt

$244.7 million / $0

Dividend Yield

1.7%

Competitors

Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF  )
American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO  )
Gap (NYSE: GPS  )

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

On CAPS, 90% of the 605 members who have rated Buckle believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star BKITU, succinctly summed up the Buckle bull case for our community:

Financials appear solid, looks like it's gearing up for a major, aggressive expansion. Excellent margins. It's a bit of a gamble, but this is the kind of calculated risk a balanced portfolio should include -- the reward potential is inviting, and the company appears solid enough to weather the storms of growth.

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  • Report this Comment On November 25, 2012, at 6:53 PM, steadyup wrote:

    Can anyone explain to me why Berkshire and Warren Buffet have not made a move for this strong performing company.

    Pretty easy to understand business and the performance speaks for itself.

    I'm long BKE and looking for more...

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