4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Methanex

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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, methanol producer Methanex (NAS: MEOH) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Methanex facts

Headquarters (founded)Vancouver, Canada (1968)
Market Cap$2.7 billion
IndustryCommodity chemicals
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$2.7 billion
ManagementCEO Bruce Aitken (since 2004)
CFO Ian Cameron (since 2003)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)8.4%
Cash/Debt$584.1 million / $1.2 billion
Dividend Yield2.6%
CompetitorsCelanese
Eastman Chemical

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 248 members who have rated Methanex believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last week, one of those Fools, mrudolph72, tapped the stock as particularly solid income opportunity:

[Methanex] is a little gem. ... It's currently yielding about 2.7% they have bought back tons of stock since 2002. They didn't raise the [dividend] a few years during the crisis but they didn't cut it either. Long term I'd not be surprised to see this one at [$150-$170] per share by 2017. Not predicting mind you but [in my opinion] its worth a watch. If they meet expectations again next quarter I will buy if the Price hasn't taken off yet.

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The article 4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Methanex originally appeared on Fool.com.

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