Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, sneaker gorilla 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

$59.0 billion

Industry

Footwear

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$25.3 billion

Management

Co-Founder/Chairman Philip Knight

CEO Mark Parker

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

22.5%

Cash/Debt

$6.0 billion / $1.4 billion

Dividend Yield

1.3%

Competitors

Adidas

Deckers Outdoor

Under Armour

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

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

Just last month, one of those bulls, ChrisZuber83, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Nike is the standard in athletic apparel. There's no sign this will change in the immediate future. The company is still associated with youth & athletics. The company itself is well run and shows steady growth. It's portfolio of brands is well diversified, as the resident [Motley Fool] article on Converse shows.

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