Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, teen-oriented 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 $2.0 billion
Industry Apparel retail
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $1.1 billion
Management President/CEO Dennis Nelson
Treasurer/Corporate Controller Thomas Heacock
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 37.6%
Cash/Debt $220.1 million / $0
Dividend Yield 1.9%
Competitors Abercrombie & Fitch
American Eagle Outfitters
Gap

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 81% of the 166 members who have rated Buckle believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last week, one of those Fools, swedishsquirrel, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

The Buckle continuously delivers solid results and takes a conservative approach to expansion. Their focus on quality and trends have allowed them to stay competitive in a cutthroat market. Their special year end dividend is a great way to return additional value to shareholders.

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