5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Tata Motors

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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, Indian automaker Tata Motors (NYS: TTM) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Tata facts

Headquarters (founded)Mumbai, India (1945)
Market Cap$15.8 billion
IndustryAutomobile manufacturers
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$29.8 billion
ManagementChairman Ratan Tata
CFO C. Ramakrishnan
Trailing-12-Month Return on Capital17.0%
Cash/Debt$3.0 billion / $8.6 billion
Dividend Yield1.6%
CompetitorsFord
General Motors
Suzuki Motor

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 2,734 members who have rated Tata believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, asprice81, summed up the bull case for our community:

With the economic growth that there is in India the middle class will only continue to grow and will begin to consume more goods such as Tata's affordable cars. On a per capita basis car ownership in India is very low. ... India's rates are near the bottom of the list of nations with countries such as Sierra Leone and Haiti sharing the same rate. If sustainable rates of growth are to be believed then Tata Motors should be a profitable beneficiary well into the future.

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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 Motley Fool owns shares of Ford. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Ford and GM, as well as creating a synthetic long position in Ford. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 daysWe 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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