Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, sneaker giant Nike (NYSE:NKE) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Nike facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Beaverton, Ore. (1964)

Market Cap

$47.7 billion

Industry

Footwear

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$25.1 billion

Management

Co-Founder/Chairman Philip Knight
CEO Mark Parker

Return on Equity
(average, past 3 years)

22%

Cash/Debt

$3.5 billion / $328.0 million

Dividend Yield

1.6%

Competitors

Adidas AG
Deckers Outdoor (NYSE:DECK)Under Armour (NYSE:UAA)

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 2,422 members who have rated Nike believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, All-Star alexanderantonio, succinctly summed up the Nike bull case for our community:

In college, at gym and everybody is wearing their shoes. Supreme brand, supreme players sponsored, swoosh is cool and natural. Nike is just another one of those companies that goes in the category of elites like Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) ... and even Facebook (NASDAQ:FB).

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