Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fiber-based laser and amplifier maker has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at IPG and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Oxford, Mass. (1990)
Electronic manufacturing services
Founder/Chairman/CEO Dr. Valentin Gapontsev
CFO Timothy Mammen
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$355.7 million / $23.9 million
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98%of the 1,495 members who have rated IPG believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
This stock was down 10% [yesterday] because its earnings were only 15% over last year. Shucks! Mr. Market hates being disappointed!
In the meantime, IPGP serves a global client base, was #9 on the list of Fortune's 100 fastest growing companies in 2012, enjoys a substantial "green" advantage over competitors, and provides fiber lasers and amplifiers in a range of different market applications. My original position was up 20% since I bought it a year ago (even with the 10% drop), so I was glad to double my shares.
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