5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Wabtec


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.

Wabtec facts

Headquarters (founded)

Wilmerding, Pa. (1869)

Market Cap

$4.0 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.3 billion


CEO Albert Neupaver (since 2006)

CFO Alvaro Garcia-Tunon (since 2003)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$234.1 million / $443.1 million

Dividend Yield



Electro-Motive Diesel

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.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, n8withan8, succinctly summed up the Wabtec bull case for our community:

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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