Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, discount brokerage TD AMERITRADE (Nasdaq: AMTD) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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


Headquarters (founded) Omaha, Neb. (1971)
Market Cap $10.7 billion
Industry Investment banking and brokerage
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $2.7 billion
Management CEO Fredric Tomczyk (since 2008)
CFO William Gerber (since 2006)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 16.3%
Cash/Debt $7.5 billion / $1.3 billion
Dividend Yield 1.3%
Competitors Charles Schwab
E*TRADE Financial

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

On CAPS, 92% of the 640 members who have rated TD AMERITRADE believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Earlier this month, one of those Fools, RScottK26, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

S&P just raised [TD AMERITRADE's] credit rating. ... A rising market will bring more retail trades for them. A recovering economy and job market, tempered with people being a little gun-shy, will mean more saving and investing. And they have a better [balance sheet] than their competition. I definitely don't love [TD AMERITRADE's] debt load, but at 1/8 their market cap it looks a lot better than [E*TRADE's] which is about 4 TIMES their mkt cap!

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