5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: CF Industries

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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, fertilizer supplier CF Industries (NYS: CF) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

CF facts

Headquarters (Founded)Deerfield, Ill. (1946)
Market Cap$12.5 billion
IndustryFertilizers and agricultural chemicals
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$5.6 billion
ManagementChairman/CEO Dr. Stephen Wilson
CFO Dennis Kelleher
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)25.8%
Cash/Debt$1.4 billion / $1.6 billion
Dividend Yield0.9%
CompetitorsAgrium
Koch Industries
PotashCorp

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,204 members who have rated CF believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Late last year, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Dan Caplinger (TMFGalagan), touched on the tailwinds working in CF's favor:

Fears of reduction in fertilizer demand seem short-sighted. Need for food isn't going away anytime soon, and despite the potential for short-term cyclical drops, the long-range prospects here look very good. Especially like exposure to 75%-owned Terra Nitrogen.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool owns shares of CF. 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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