Why Interactive Brokers Is Poised to Trade Higher

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, electronic brokerage operator Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ: IBKR  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Interactive Brokers facts

Headquarters (founded)

Greenwich, Conn. (1977)

Market Cap

$700.9 million

Industry

Specialized finance

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.2 billion

Management

Founder/Chairman/CEO Thomas Peterffy
CFO Paul Brody

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

9.6%

Cash / Debt

$23.0 billion / $5.2 billion

Dividend Yield

2.7%

Competitors

Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW  ) E*TRADE Financial (NASDAQ: ETFC  ) TD Ameritrade (NYSE: AMTD  )

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 605 members who have rated Interactive Brokers believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier today, one of those bulls, RossMcIntyre, offered some consumer insight into the bull case:

I use Interactive Brokers to manage my portfolio of local and international stocks. In comparison to other discount brokers I have seen, their tools are far more sophisticated and they are able to offer their services at a fraction of the cost. However, I also see them as a first mover in offering their clients easy access to international stock markets. In this respect they have left the competition in the dust.

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