Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, alternative asset manager Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Blackstone facts

Headquarters (founded)

New York (1985)

Market Cap

$11.1 billion

Industry

Asset management

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$4.0 billion

Management

Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Stephen Schwarzman
President/COO Hamilton James

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

(1.1%)

Cash / Debt

$1.1 billion / $13.2 billion

Dividend Yield

8.6%

Competitors

Bain Capital
The Carlyle GroupĀ 
KKR & Co.

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 91 members who have rated Blackstone believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, jayhjenkins, succinctly summed up the Blackstone bull case for our community: "Global powerhouse in M&A advisory, P/E, LBO, Credit, and hedge funds. This company is poised to make an impact on a resurgent capital market all over the world."

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