Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, gaming equipment manufacturer International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

IGT facts

Headquarters (founded) Las Vegas (1980)
Market Cap $4.7 billion
Industry Casinos and gaming
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $2.0 billion
Management CEO Patti Hart (since April 2009)
CFO John Vandemore (since February 2012)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 17.9%
Cash/Debt $271.1 million / $1.7 billion
Dividend Yield 1.5%
Competitors Aristocrat Leisure
Bally Technologies
WMS Industries

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 685 members who have rated IGT believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

A few months ago, one of those Fools, jkb31, touched on the tailwinds working in IGT's favor:

New casinos are opening in a number of states, and as job growth continues to move forward, so does the gaming industry. It's reasonably priced and I don't see much downside. Worth a shot.

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