Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-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' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Interactive Brokers facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Greenwich, Conn. (1977)

Market Cap

$757.1 million


Specialty finance

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.55 billion


Founder/CEO Thomas Peterffy (since 2006)
CFO Paul Brody (since 2003)

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity


Cash / Debt

$863.8 million / $312.9 million


Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS)
Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)

CAPS Members Bullish on IBKR Also Bullish on

General Electric (NYSE:GE)
Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI)

CAPS Members Bearish on IBKR Also Bearish on

Citigroup (NYSE:C)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 99% of the 171 All-Star members who have rated Interactive Brokers believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include FAOFool and stan8331, both of whom are ranked in the top 4% of our community.

Earlier this summer, FAOFool optimistically wrote that Interactive Brokers "will rebound with the rest of the economy and the financial sector." Our All-Star concludes: "Recent weakness provides a great time to get in, and their platform and solid balance sheet provide great long-term stability while waiting for the tide to turn."

In an earlier pitch, stan8331 expands on the stock from a client point-of-view:

I've been [an Interactive Brokers] customer for a few months now and I see tremendous potential for growth. ... Their ultra-low transaction cost structure ($1each for small stock trades, minimum 10 per month) offers me much more flexibility for my two year-old IRA than I would have with any other broker. Because annual IRA contributions are limited by the IRS, having such a low cost per trade makes it easy to take profits when desired and keep an optimal level of cash available to take advantage of new buying opportunities in a highly volatile market. ...

When more folks begin to realize -- hopefully with the help of much better [Interactive Brokers] marketing -- that you don't need to be a day trader to benefit from such a low cost per trade, I see a huge upside potential for the company. Even without that paradigm change, it still looks like a very good company as-is.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Interactive Brokers and Activision are Motley Fool Stock Advisor selections. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.