5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Engility

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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, government services specialist Engility Holdings (NYS: EGL) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Engility facts

Headquarters

Chantilly, Va.

Market Cap

$279.3 million

Industry

Aerospace and defense

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.0 billion

Management

CEO Anthony Smeraglinolo
CFO Michael Alber

Trailing-12-Month Operating Margin

8.6%

Competitors

General Dynamics
Lockheed Martin
Northrop Grumman

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

On CAPS, all 26 of the members who have rated Engility believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those Fools, All-Star TMFDeej, tapped Engility as a particularly special bargain opportunity: "Keeping an eye on this spin-off from L-3 communications. Yes Engility was loaded up with debt, yes the Defense sector is a tough one to be in, but this stock is cheap enough that if [Engility] can manage its business properly and pay down its debt it could be a big winner over the next several years."

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

Fool contributorBrian Pacamparaowns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool owns shares of General Dynamics, Lockheed, and Northrop, and L-3.Motley Fool newsletter serviceshave recommended buying shares of L-3. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Fool'sdisclosure policyalways gets a perfect score.

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