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4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: TASER

By Brian D. Pacampara, CFA - Updated Apr 5, 2017 at 8:08PM

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Market-trouncing returns could be written in this 4-star.

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 120,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, stun-gun maker TASER International (NASDAQ:TASR) has earned a respected four-star ranking. While five-star stocks have been the best performers, our data has shown that four-star stocks still outshine the market by a significant margin and shouldn't be taken lightly; conversely, low-rated stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

TASER facts

Headquarters (founded)

Scottsdale, Arizona (1993)

Market Cap

$235.12 million

Industry

Defense Products and Services

TTM Revenue

$97.48 million

Management

Co-Founder/Chairman Thomas Smith

Co-Founder/CEO Patrick Smith

Compound Annual Revenue Growth (over last three years)

21.5%

Competitors

Jaycor

PepperBall Technologies

CAPS members bullish on TASR also bullish on

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG),

General Electric (NYSE:GE),

Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG)

CAPS members bearish on TASR also bearish on

General Motors (NYSE:GM),

Ford Motor (NYSE:F),

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX)

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 1,015 of the 1,091 members who have rated TASER -- some 93% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include CAPS All-Star Gtrinvestor and BigBang12.

In October, Gtrinvestor reminded our community that TASER, "actually makes money, increases sales, and is just now going to the have their product carried in Sports Authority stores."

In a pitch just a few days later, BigBang12 agrees, citing TASER's growing global presence as reason to go long:

Gaining worldwide acceptance with recent international news of large sales to UK, France, Australia, Ireland, and Korea will opened [TASER]'s door to a whole new level of sales in the coming quarters. Other countries will follow suite. Add that to no debt, new products debuting in 2009, little to no competition, gives this stock 75 thumbs up in my opinion.

What do you think about TASER, or any other stock for that matter? Make your voice heard on Motley Fool CAPS today. More than 120,000 investors are waiting to hear what you have to say. CAPS is 100% free, so simply click here to get started.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. TASER, Google, and Intuitive Surgical are Motley Fool Rule Breakers picks. Netflix is a Stock Advisor selection. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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