4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Chart Industries

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, engineered equipment maker Chart Industries (Nasdaq: GTLS) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Chart facts

Headquarters (founded)

Garfield Heights, Ohio (1992)

Market Cap

$2.1 billion


Industrial machinery

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$887.0 million


Chairman/CEO Samuel Thomas
Vice President/CFO Michael Biehl

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$254.7 million / $257.7 million


Matrix Service Company

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 395 members who have rated Chart believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just this past summer, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Thomas Engle (TMF1000), touched on the long-term tailwinds working in Chart's favor:

The U.S has to transition itself away from dependence on foreign oil. Natural gas could be the replacement fuel. ... [Chart Industries is] not trading at a cheap valuation. I placed it on CAPS as multi-decade idea. But analysts do expect them to do very well in the next five years. As more refueling stations are built, there will be need for more storage tanks that [Chart Industries] supplies. It is my hope that someday all vehicles will run on natural gas someday. The U.S has enough [natural gas] to last 200 years.

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