4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Clean Harbors

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, waste management specialist Clean Harbors (NYS: CLH) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Clean Harbors facts

Headquarters (founded)

Norwell, Mass. (1980)

Market Cap

$3.1 billion


Environmental and facilities services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.1 billion


Founder/Chairman/CEO Alan McKim
CFO James Rutledge

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$246.5 million / $536.6 million


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

On CAPS, 95% of the 330 members who have rated Clean Harbors believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, RSue, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community: "They are a dominant player in the environmental clean-up and toxic waste management field. Unfortunately, managing the human fouling of the earth's natural eco-systems will be an ongoing worldwide problem and need."

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At the time thisarticle was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Clean Harbors and Waste Management. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of and creating a write covered strangle position in Waste Management. 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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