5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Colfax


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, pump and valve maker Colfax (NYS: CFX) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Colfax facts

Headquarters (founded)

Fulton, Md. (1860)

Market Cap

$3.2 billion


Industrial machinery

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$3.1 billion


Co-Founder/Chairman Mitchell Rales

CEO Steven Simms

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)



$539.0 million / $1.7 billion


Ampco-Pittsburgh (NYS: AP)

Flowserve (NYS: FLS)

Robbins & Myers (NYS: RBN)

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 281 members who have rated Colfax believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, theColors, highlighted Colfax as a particularly solid bargain opportunity: "Stock is trading at a discount as investors don't fully understand the financial statements due to recent acquisitions. ... I'd be long this stock, energy is a great sector to be in, management is strong and inside ownership increases confidence."

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