Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, sneaker giant Nike (NYSE: NKE) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Nike facts

Headquarters (Founded) Beaverton, Ore. (1964)
Market Cap $36.71 billion
Industry Footwear
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $20.17 billion

CEO Mark Parker (since 2006)

CFO Donald Blair

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 20.5%
Cash/Debt $4.46 billion / $613 million
Dividend Yield 1.6%

Deckers Outdoor (Nasdaq: DECK)

Under Armour (NYSE: UA)

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 1,962 members who have rated Nike believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include mwlove and witness1260.

On Tuesday, mwlove tapped Nike's recent earnings miss as a can't-miss opportunity: "A great company on sale after narrowly missing analyst targets. The company is great, business is good, and the stock is cheap."

In fact, Nike currently sports a cheapish P/E of 18. That represents a discount to listed rivals Deckers (21) and Under Armour (49), as well as other athletic apparel plays like lululemon athletica (Nasdaq: LULU) (47).

CAPS member witness1260 wrote that Nike is a much better fit for value Fools than Under Armour:

The valuation ratios are much better, plus a solid dividend, and they're not depending on huge earnings growth to justify the price (Although I still believe the expectations on Under Armor are probably reasonable). I'll admit that failing to meet expectations last quarter is a concern, but they're not losing much business, so they'll continue to be a strong bet moving forward.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Nike is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick. Under Armour is a Rule Breakers and Hidden Gems pick. Lululemon is also a choice of Rule Breakers. The Fool owns shares of Under Armour and lululemon. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

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