4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Celestica

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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, electronics manufacturing services specialist Celestica (NYS: CLS) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Celestica facts

Headquarters (founded)Toronto (1966)
Market Cap$1.9 billion
IndustryElectronic manufacturing services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$7.2 billion
ManagementCEO Craig Muhlhauser
CFO Paul Nicoletti
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)7.7%
Cash/Debt$658.9 million / $0
CompetitorsFlextronics
Jabil Circuit

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

On CAPS, 89% of the 183 members who have rated Celestica believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star Staka, weighed Celestica's pros and cons for our community:

Positive:
- Fundamentally cheap, lots of cash, no debt (main reason to recommend this stock)
- Chart at the lower bound of an expanding range
- Q4/11 better than expected
- Better product diversification now (more in health care, somewhat less dependent from Research In Motion)

Negative:
- Biggest customer still is RIMM, a company in decline (losing market share against Android phones)
- Cyclical stock

If you want to retire rich, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Owning exceptional stocks is a surefire way to secure your financial future. Of course, despite its four-star rating, Celestica may not be your top choice.

What do you think about Celestica, or any other stock for that matter? If you want to retire rich, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Owning exceptional stocks is a surefire way to secure your financial future, and on Motley Fool CAPS, thousands of investors are working every day to find them. CAPS is 100% free, so get started!

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