5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Steinway Musical Instruments
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, musical instrument maker Steinway Musical Instruments (NYS: LVB) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Steinway's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Waltham, Mass. (1993)|
|Market Cap||$309.8 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$348.0 million|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Michael Sweeney|
CFO Dennis Hanson
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||2.8%|
|Cash/Debt||$40.5 million / $71.5 million|
|Competitors||Kawai Musical Instruments Manufacturing|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 92% of the 66 of the members who have rated Steinway believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Steinway Musical Instruments has many of the attractive elements I look for in an investment: a dominant market position in its core business, solid downside protection, hidden asset value, smart and incentivized insiders, and several foreseeable catalysts all rolled into a small-cap, underfollowed stock. I believe this $25 stock is worth ~$47 (88% upside) and that there are several probable catalysts (as early as Q3 this year) that could drive the share price closer to my estimate of intrinsic value.
If you want market-topping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Owning exceptional stocks is a surefire way to secure your financial future. Of course, despite its five-star rating, Steinway may not be your top choice.
We've found another stock we are incredibly excited about -- excited enough to dub it "The Motley Fool's Top Stock for 2012." We have compiled a special free report for investors to uncover this stock today. The report is 100% free, but it won't be here forever, so click here to access it now.
Want to see how well (or not so well) the stocks in this series are performing? Follow theTrackPoisedToCAPS account.
The article 5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Steinway Musical Instruments originally appeared on Fool.com.Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. 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.