5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Newpark Resources

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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, energy services specialist Newpark Resources (NYS: NR) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Newpark facts

Headquarters (founded)The Woodlands, Texas (1932)
Market Cap$730.8 million
IndustryOil and gas equipment and services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$958.2 million
ManagementCEO Paul Howes (since 2006)
CFO Gregg Piontek (since 2011)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)7.5%
Cash/Debt$25.2 million / $192.1 million
CompetitorsBaker Hughes
Halliburton
Schlumberger

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 380 members who have rated Newpark believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those bulls, troym72, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Newpark's earnings indicate their stock price should be near $15 per share. ... They are in an industry that is not going anywhere. Newpark has shows revenue and [earnings] growth on a consistent basis. The stock is beginning to level out at the bottom of a pull back that started quite a while back. I am looking for Newpark to begin a rather aggressive climb to at least $12 per share in the next couple months.   

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