5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Westport Innovations

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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, alternative fuel technologist Westport Innovations (NAS: WPRT) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Westport facts

Headquarters (founded)Vancouver, Canada (1995)
Market Cap$1.9 billion
IndustryAuto parts
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$315.2 million
ManagementFounder/CEO David Demers
CFO William Larkin
Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity(41.2%)
Cash/Debt$333.3 million / $88.3 million
CompetitorsCardone Industries
Jasper Engine Exchange
New Flyer Industries

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,649 of the members who have rated Westport believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

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

Westport appears to be an innovator and a successful collaborator. Investing in [natural gas] is bound to be a turbulent ride, especially if petrol prices continue stable or fall. But I look at [natural gas] as I look at solar and wind: it's only a matter of time before we wise up and switch to sustainable sources of energy, and I'll be glad to have entered on the ground floor. As an investor, I have the time.

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The article 5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Westport Innovations originally appeared on Fool.com.

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