5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Chicago Bridge & Iron

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, construction and engineering specialist Chicago Bridge & Iron (NYS: CBI) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Chicago Bridge facts

Headquarters (founded)The Hague, Netherlands (1889)
Market Cap$4.3 billion
IndustryConstruction and engineering
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$4.8 billion
ManagementCEO Philip Asherman (since 2006)
CFO Ronald Ballschmiede (since 2006)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)22%
Cash/Debt$639.8 million / $40.0 million
Dividend Yield0.4%

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,357 members who have rated Chicago Bridge believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

A couple of months ago, fellow Fool Rich Smith (TMFDitty) tapped the stock as an attractive bargain opportunity: "Decent PEG ratio, belied by an enterprise value-to-free cash flow ratio that's downright gorgeous. Chicago Bridge looks like the best way to play a resurgence in energy infrastructure construction."

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