5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Veolia

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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, French waste management and water supply company Veolia Environnement (NYS: VE) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Veolia facts

Headquarters (founded)Paris (1853)
Market Cap$8.3 billion
IndustryMulti-utilities
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$8.2 billion
Management$39.3 billion
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)4.8%
Cash/Debt$8.2 billion / $28.0 billion
Dividend Yield8.7%
CompetitorsSevern Trent
SUEZ Environnement
Thames Water Holdings

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,070 members who have rated Veolia believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those Fools, drcurtis78, highlighted the stock as an income opportunity worth checking out.

Euro equities beat up from the feet up. Water like food is not a luxury, is a necessity. Veolia Environnement is nailing China contracts. ... And [a dividend] like that? Who can pass that up? No brainer.

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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 Veolia. 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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