5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: National Presto

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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, diversified manufacturer National PrestoIndustries (NYS: NPK) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

National Presto facts

Headquarters (founded)Eau Claire, Wis. (1905)
Market Cap$455.3 million
IndustryAerospace and defense
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$418.9 million
ManagementChairman/CEO Maryjo Cohen (since 1994)
CFO Randy Lieble (since 2008)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)19.5%
Cash/Debt$99.6 million / $0
Dividend Yield1.5%
CompetitorsHamilton Beach Brands

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 614 members who have rated National Presto believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

A couple of months ago, one of those Fools, portillobw, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

super balance sheet, no leverage, continued strong cash flow, strong management, insider ownership.

a rebounding economy should enable it to capture more of the kitchen appliance market. the population continues to age and boomers will need more adult diapers not less. ... the need for ammunition for the military will always exist.

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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 National Presto. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Procter & Gamble. 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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