Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, discount department store operator Gordmans Stores (Nasdaq: GMAN) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Gordmans facts

Headquarters (founded) Omaha, Neb. (1915)
Market Cap $289.2 million
Industry General merchandise stores
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $586.1 million
Management CEO Jeffrey Gordman (since 1996)
CFO Michael James (since 2006)
Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity 34.6%
Cash/Debt $44.1 million / $411.0 thousand
Competitors Kohl's
Macy's
Wal-Mart

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 49 members who have rated Gordmans believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A few months ago, one of those bulls, mitleg, succinctly summed up the Gordmans bull case for our community: "Seems like a real good buy. Low [P/E] and [PEG]. High insider presence. Steady growth. Competes against [T.J. Maxx], which had been a successful market segment. A winner."

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