Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, alternative asset manager Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Blackstone facts

Headquarters (Founded) New York (1985)
Market Cap $7.15 billion
Industry Asset management
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $3.36 billion
Management Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Stephen Schwarzman
President/COO Hamilton James
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) (26%)
Long-Term Debt $9.41 billion
Dividend Yield 2.7%
Competitors Bain Capital
The Carlyle Group
KKR & Co

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

On CAPS, 85% of the 1,069 members who have rated Blackstone believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last week, one of those bulls, All-Star TMFDeej, tapped the stock as a tempting bargain opportunity:

I'm sure that I have shorted Blackstone here in the past, but at today's prices the company is too cheap to ignore. It's assets under management have doubled since it's IPO, yet it's stock price has imploded. Its GAAP financials hide the business's profitability. With a solid franchise, huge dividend, and net cash on its balance sheet, [Blackstone] is a good bet to outperform the S&P going forward.

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