4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Foster Wheeler

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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, engineering services specialist Foster Wheeler (NAS: FWLT) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Foster Wheeler facts

Headquarters (founded)Geneva (1894)
Market Cap$1.7 billion
IndustryConstruction and engineering
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$4.4 billion
ManagementCEO Jerry Masters (since 2011)
COO Umberto della Sala (since 2007)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)30.7%
Cash/Debt$650.2 million / $161.0 million
CompetitorsBechtel Group
Fluor
Jacobs Engineering

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,698 members who have rated Foster Wheeler believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, MagicDiligence, tapped Foster Wheeler as a particularly timely bargain opportunity:

Cheap crude from shale is driving demand for refining capacity in the U.S., right in [Foster Wheeler's] wheelhouse. #1 in flex fuel boilers. Trades well below historical multiples at the moment.

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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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