Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, teen apparel retailer The Buckle (NYSE:BKE) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Buckle facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Kearney, Neb. (1948)

Market Cap

$1.35 billion


Apparel retail

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$875.26 million


President/CEO Dennis Nelson
CFO Karen Rhoads

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$93.61 million / $0

Dividend Yield



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CAPS Members Bullish on BKE Also Bullish on


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

On CAPS, 88% of the 427 members who have rated Buckle believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include shrutisDad and DigitalDisco.

Late last month, shrutisDad listed several smart reasons to Buckle up: "Solid fundamentals, strong insider ownership, superb strategy (very fine inventory management-tailored to market needs), clever pairing up of clothing with brand names."

In an earlier pitch, DigitalDisco approached the stock from a Cornhusker's perspective:

Knowing the management of the company (I grew up in Kearney, NE, where the company is based), I know how conservative and methodical that they are. I usually throw in witticisms but all I can say is that they shun debt and plan everything. All the way down to the store level, the staff is trained to excel at their job on a Navy SEAL level. … There's a reason that Buckle is riding high while everybody else is frantically bailing water; they're better at what they do.

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