Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, freight rail products and services specialist Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp. (Wabtec) (NYS: WAB) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Wabtec, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Wilmerding, Pa. (1869)
CEO Albert Neupaver (since 2006)
CFO Alvaro Garcia-Tunon (since 2003)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$234.1 million / $443.1 million
New York Air Brake
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 461 members who have rated Wabtec believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
My eyes have been opened to the solid industry that is freight trains. Wabtec is well positioned to continue to dominate this underrated industry with train parts, freight cars, and other rail parts.
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