5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Mosaic

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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 giant Mosaic (NYS: MOS) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Mosaic facts

Headquarters (founded)Plymouth, Minn. (2004)
Market Cap$24.7 billion
IndustryFertilizers and agricultural chemicals
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$11.2 billion
ManagementCEO James Prokopanko (since 2007)
CFO Lawrence Stranghoener (since 2004)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)16%
Cash / Debt$3.6 billion / $1.6 billion
Dividend Yield0.3%
CompetitorsIsrael Chemicals
PotashCorp
OJSC Uralkali

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 2,788 members who have rated Mosaic believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, cibient, tapped the stock as a solid value selection:

With much of the market having been on a tear, it's hard to find bargains anymore. On the other hand, there's a much smaller pool of cheap stocks to sift through. [Mosaic] and some others are looking really good right now.EV/EBITDA of 6, ROE 21%, net $2B of cash. I can wait for growth to come back in this industry (agriculture is not a fad).

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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 PotashCorp. 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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