5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Cummins

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, diesel engine manufacturer Cummins (NYS: CMI) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Cummins facts

Headquarters (Founded)Columbus, Ind. (1919)
Market Cap$20.5 billion
IndustryDiversified machinery
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$17.3 billion
ManagementChairman/CEO Thomas Linebarger
CFO Patrick Ward
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)22.2%
Cash/Debt$1.4 billion / $713.0 million
Dividend Yield1.5%
CompetitorsCaterpillar
Detroit Diesel
Navistar International

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,408 members who have rated Cummins believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, MotleyViking, touched on the tailwinds working in Cummins' favor:

Cummins is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the cyclical demand for trucks. Aging truck fleets will need to be replaced, and the geographic diversity in [Cummins'] revenue mix is an added security blanket to the current global volatility. I like [Cummins] over the next 3 years. With accelerating dividend growth and a stock buyback program in place, [Cummins] will easily outpace the market.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Cummins. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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