Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, trading firm Knight Capital Group
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Knight's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Jersey City, N.J. (1995)|
|Market Cap||$1.34 billion|
|Industry||Investment banking and brokerage|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.12 billion|
Chairman/CEO Thomas Joyce
CFO Steven Bisgay
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||13.6%|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Late last year, 21popsontop summed up the Knight bull case with just a few simple words: "Expanding and growing rapidly."
Over the next five years, in fact, Knight is even expected to grow its bottom line at a faster pace (14%) than listed rivals Goldman (12%), NYSE Euronext (11%), and Nasdaq OMX
CAPS member BearInMind elaborates on the opportunity:
GREAT growth potential at a BIG discount. Why? Low trailing trading volumes which will affect the short term stock price moves, and uncertainty over financial reform. Company is diversifying away from equity execution roots, but still in a high competition industry. Additionally [Knight] is also a surprisingly defensive stock. If markets tank both volatility and trading volumes are going to ensure [Knight] makes [money]. And most importantly ... who doesn't love their Barons ads.
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