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.
Parma, Ohio (1886)
Industrial electrical equipment
CEO Craig Shular (since 2003)
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.
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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