Based on the aggregated intelligence of 120,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, orthopedic implant maker Zimmer Holdings (NYSE:ZMH) has earned a coveted five-star ranking. Our data has shown that five-star stocks outperform the market by a significant margin; conversely, one-star stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

Zimmer facts

Headquarters (founded)

Warsaw, Indiana (1927)

Market Cap

$8.85 billion


Health care Equipment

TTM Revenue

$4.16 billion


CEO David Dvorak (since 2007)
CFO James Crines (since 2007)

Return on Equity (average last three years)



Stryker (NYSE:SYK),
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN)

CAPS members bullish on ZMH also bullish on

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ),
Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO)

CAPS members bearish on ZMH also bearish on

Biogen Idec (NASDAQ:BIIB),
Evergreen Solar (NASDAQ:ESLR)

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

Over on CAPS, fully 521 of the 543 members who have rated Zimmer -- some 96% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These Foolish bulls include beregra and CAPS All-Star kayakingkarl.

Last month, beregra touched on the demographic supertrend working in Zimmer's favor: "With aging population, this orthopedic replacement company is positioned in the right spot. Good growth."

In a more recent pitch from last week, kayakingkarl agrees, breaking down a possible (and attractive) risk/reward scenario for our community:

"Outstanding balance sheet. Seriously oversold. This is one of the babies that was thrown out with the bathwater. 20% Downside possible in near future with 180% upside within the next 3 years. I am buying this one. The time is right."

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Johnson & Johnson is a Motley Fool Income Investor pick. Biogen Idec is a Stock Advisor choice. The Fool owns shares of Stryker. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.