5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Alliance Resource

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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, coal producer Alliance Resource Partners LP (NAS: ARLP) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Alliance Resource facts

Headquarters (founded)Tulsa, Okla. (1971)
Market Cap$2.2 billion
IndustryCoal and consumable fuels
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$1.9 billion
ManagementCEO Joseph Craft, III (since 1999)
CFO Brian Cantrell (since 2005)
Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)19.9%
Cash/Debt$189.0 million / $707.0 million
Dividend Yield7%
CompetitorsArch Coal
CONSOL Energy
Peabody Energy

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 727 members who have rated Alliance Resource believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those bulls, mobiusstrip, tapped Alliance Resource as a solid income opportunity:

Gamble on coal. I can't really speak for how coal is going to do as a sector -- certainly it's been free falling the last six months. However, [Alliance Resource] is offering a steadily increasing dividend which is now yielding 7%. Income has been rising, and the payout ratio is [50%]. ... If the sector does recover, [Alliance Resource] should reap serious benefits. Meanwhile, the yield should provide downward cover in the near term.

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

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