5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: TransCanada


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, energy infrastructure company TransCanada (NYS: TRP) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

TransCanada facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Calgary, Canada (1951)

Market Cap

$27.5 billion


Oil and gas storage and transportation

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$8.16 billion


CEO Russell Girling (since 2010)

CFO Donald Marchand (since 2010)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$1.6 billion / $19.77 billion

Dividend Yield


Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 371 members who have rated TransCanada believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include brewsterfl1 and MatthewCHoffman.

A few months ago, brewsterfl1 nicely summed up the TransCanada bull case:

New pipeline construction along with US acquisitions make for a quality North America distribution platform. Now if only we had a use for all that natural gas. Pays a nice dividend too!

TransCanada even boasts a rather robust three-year average operating margin of 33.5%. That's much higher than that of industry peers like Enterprise Products Partners (NYS: EPD) (6.1%), Enbridge (NYS: ENB) (9.9%), and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYS: KMP) (19%).

CAPS member MatthewCHoffman elaborates on the TransCanada bull case:

This stock is a winner. The company is a vital oil and gas supply service with massive pipeline assets. Very conservatively managed. It is [likely] to get approval to build at the Keystone XL pipelines from the Canadian tarsands (second biggest deposit of oil on Earth outside of Saudi Arabia) to the US. ... [A]nd as a make-work project it will be irresistible even to a liberal president like Barack Obama.

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