5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Titan Machinery

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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, agricultural and construction equipment retailer Titan Machinery (NAS: TITN) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Titan facts

Headquarters (Founded)West Fargo, N.D. (1980)
Market Cap$407.4 million
IndustrySpecialty retailer
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$1.9 billion
ManagementFounder/Chairman/CEO David Meyer
President/COO Peter Christianson
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)10.9%
Cash/Debt$106.7 million / $720.7 million
CompetitorsDeere
RDO Equipment

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 524 members who have rated Titan believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those bulls, redheadedamoeba, tapped Titan's recent earnings miss as an attractive bargain opportunity:

The drought squeezed but did not wipe out their profits. They've adjusted their business mix for future growth; especially the increased emphasis on rentals is a good move. With the general uneasiness of the economy, specialized construction equipment as rental is likely to be an attractive alternative to the enormous capital investment required for outright purchase. They've used the declines in others' businesses to acquire some good locations. And the growth is pretty much across the board -- the existing stores have not been neglected either.

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