4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: GrafTech International

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, graphite and carbon-based products manufacturer GrafTech International (NYS: GTI) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

GrafTech facts

Headquarters (founded)

Parma, Ohio (1886)

Market Cap

$1.6 billion


Industrial electrical equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.3 billion


CEO Craig Shular (since 2003)
CFO Lindon Robertson (since 2011)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$12.4 million / $431.7 million


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

On CAPS, 98% of the 900 members who have rated GrafTech believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star saunafool, tapped the stock as a tempting turnaround opportunity:

This is a profitable company that is tied to steel manufacturing. It appears everyone thinks the world is coming to an end again and that steel manufacturing is toast. This one is near its 52 week low and probably has more upside than downside from here. Speculative bets on graphene are just that -- speculative bets. All this company needs is a rebound in steel production and they will do well.

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At the time thisarticle was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool owns shares of GrafTech. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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