4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: CARBO Ceramics

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, ceramic proppants provider CARBO Ceramics (NYS: CRR) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

CARBO facts

Headquarters (founded)Houston (1997)
Market Cap$1.5 billion
IndustryOil and gas equipment and services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$666.0 million
ManagementCEO Gary Kolstad (since 2006)
CFO Ernesto Bautista III (since 2009)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)18%
Cash/Debt$34.9 million / $0
Dividend Yield1.6%
CompetitorsFairmount Minerals
Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 450 members who have rated CARBO believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A few months ago, one of those Fools, papsrus, succinctly summed up the opportunity for our community:

I'm adding CARBO Ceramics as a [natural gas] play. A small cap flirting with a 52-week low, [CARBO] provides high-quality ceramic proppant used in fracking, they are expanding production, and they pay a decent dividend. Huge short interest in this stock.

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The article 4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: CARBO Ceramics originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool owns shares of CARBO. 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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