5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Graham

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, vacuum and heat transfer equipment manufacturer Graham (ASE: GHM) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Graham facts

Headquarters (Founded)Batavia, N.Y. (1936)
Market Cap$233.3 million
IndustryIndustrial machinery
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$108.9 million
ManagementCEO James Lines (since 2008)
CFO Jeffrey Glajch (since 2009)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)12.1%
Cash/Debt$44.5 million / $311 thousand
Dividend Yield0.4%
CompetitorsAlfa Laval
Gardner Denver
Kemco Systems

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,100 members who have rated Graham believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Late last year, one of those bulls, All-Star ikkyu2, touched on the tailwinds working in Graham's favor:

World economy will get back on its feet; [Graham] is positioned in a sweet little niche for the next wave of the energy services business.

E.g.: How do we make our refinery process crude that's more sour than our usual feedstock? Call [Graham]. How do we extend the life of our current nuke plant? Call [Graham]. How do we improve efficiencies at the pump and conversion stages of our solar plant? Call [Graham]. How do we maintain our nuke sub and carrier fleets' nuke-steam motors? Call [Graham].

Everything that matters, worldwide. Nothing that doesn't. I'm so bullish on this company, I could moo.

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