4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: FMC Technologies

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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, energy services specialist FMC Technologies (NYS: FTI) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

FMC facts

Headquarters (founded)Houston (2000)
Market Cap$9.8 billion
IndustryOil and gas equipment and services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$5.4 billion
ManagementChairman/CEO John Gremp
CFO Maryann Seaman
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)32.4%
Cash/Debt$361.6 million / $743.0 million
CompetitorsAker Solutions
Cameron International
GE Oil & Gas

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 529 members who have rated FMC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, TMFMattyA, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Very interesting company here. Provides subsea systems to offshore drillers. Estimates it can cut the cost of offshore drilling in half.

With the BP disaster firmly in the rearview mirror, I expect corporations and governments to continue to pursue more offshore drilling, especially as cheaper sources of oil continue to dwindle.

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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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