5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Flowserve

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fluid control systems provider Flowserve (NYS: FLS) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Flowserve facts

Headquarters (founded)

Irving, Texas (1912)

Market Cap

$6.4 billion


Industrial machinery

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$4.6 billion


CEO Mark Blinn (since October 2009)
CFO Michael Taff (since January 2012)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$172.7 million / $501.3 million

Dividend Yield



John Crane

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 865 members who have rated Flowserve believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those bulls, All-Star TMFDeej, tapped the stock as a particularly attractive special situation: "Flowserve is a new position for the successful activist Relational Investors. I believe that they can cause [Flowserve] to outperform the S&P 500 by agitating certain changes at the company."

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