5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Trinity Industries

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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, railcar manufacturer Trinity Industries (NYS: TRN) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Trinity facts

Headquarters (founded)Dallas (1933)
Market Cap$2.7 billion
IndustryRailcar manufacturing and sales
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$3.1 billion
ManagementChairman/CEO Timothy Wallace (since 1999)
CFO James Perry (since 2010)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)5.4%
Cash/Debt$351.1 million / $3.0 billion
Dividend Yield1.1%
CompetitorsAmerican Railcar Industries
Clipper Windpower
Lafarge North America

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,050 members who have rated Trinity believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those bulls, NHWeston, succinctly summed up the opportunity:

If you want railroads but are not sure which one to pick, then Trinity is a stock for you. They make rail cars and also inland and coastal barges. Besides transportation, they are into alternative energies and have a nice dividend. They made me money in the past. They will again.  

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. 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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