4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Carbo Ceramics

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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, ceramic proppants provider Carbo Ceramics (NYS: CRR) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Carbo facts

Headquarters (Founded)Houston (1997)
Market Cap$2.1 billion
IndustryOil and gas equipment and services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$625.7 million
ManagementCEO Gary Kolstad (since 2006)
CFO Ernesto Bautista III (since 2009)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)16.8%
Cash/Debt$41.3 million / $0
Dividend Yield1.1%
CompetitorsFairmount Minerals
Compagnie de Saint-Gobain
Unimin Corp.

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 385 members who have rated Carbo believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last month, one of those Fools, IndianaKevin, took a cautiously bullish stance on Carbo:

Fracking technology has energized some tired markets. It has its risks, though. Environmentalists vilify it. Success like Carbo Ceramic's generates competition. I like it in the next 24 months, but watch the newscasts and people trying to elbow their way into the game.

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