5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Titan Machinery

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

$384.8 million


Specialty retailer

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.31 billion


Founder/Chairman/CEO David Meyer

CFO Mark Kalvoda

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$102.2 million / $530.6 million


Caterpillar (NYS: CAT)

CNH Global (NYS: CNH)

Deere (NYS: DE)

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 466 members who have rated Titan believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Keekers44 and NHWeston.

Just last month, Keekers44 tapped Titan's recent pullback as a potent buying opportunity:

This company was destroyed by the market with its recent earnings report. The report was actually good. Knee Jerk reaction by market.

In fact, Titan currently trades at a particularly paltry price-to-sales of 0.3. That's a discount to much larger competitors like Caterpillar (1.0), CNH (0.4), and Deere (0.9).

CAPS member NHWeston elaborates on the bargain opportunity:

Titan is a mini-[Caterpillar], involved in construction machinery and services. Or, if you prefer, it's a little Deere, working in agriculture, irrigation, and forestry. Focused in the Mid-West, Titan has most recently bought up several smaller versions of itself like St. Joseph's. At the same time, the company has been adding to its bottomline through flood clean-up support, an area neglected by the major companies it otherwise mirrors. Trading at its low range, it could grow a good 40 percent or get bought up by a rival interested in some of its specialty mechanics.

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