5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Titanium Metals

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, titanium products maker Titanium Metals (NYSE: TIE  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Titanium Metals facts

Headquarters (founded)

Dallas (1950)

Market Cap

$1.52 billion

Industry

Industrial Metals and Minerals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.15 billion

Management

CEO Steven Watson (since 2006)

CFO James Brown (since 2007)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)

26.8%

Competitors

Allegheny Tech (NYSE: ATI  )

RTI International Metals

CAPS members bullish on TIE also bullish on

General Electric (NYSE: GE  )

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL  )

CAPS members bearish on TIE also bearish on

Citigroup (NYSE: C  )

Bank of America (NYSE: BAC  )

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's), and Motley Fool CAPS.

Over on CAPS, 2,162 of the 2,234 members who have rated Titanium Metals -- or 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star mtracy9, who is ranked in the top 20% of our community, and SmoothHughes.

In late March, mtracy9 wrote that Titanium Metals "has reserves needed to weather the current economic storm." Our CAPS member concludes: "As the economy begins to recover and as the [Boeing (NYSE: BA  ) ] company begins to fill orders in 2010 for its Dreamliner commercial airplane, this company and its stock price should recover nicely."

In a pitch from last month, SmoothHughes elaborates:

This company has no debt and continues to show positive cash flow even with a steep decline in the price of titanium. These two factors should see [Titanium Metals] through the recession to benefit from increasing industrial orders over the next few years. The worldwide demand for this metal should continue to increase because of its high strength-to-weight ratio (excellent for more making vehicles such as airplanes more fuel efficient) and exceptional resistance to corrosion (desalinization plants, chemical refining, etc). Plus titanium is my favorite element.

What do you think about Titanium Metals, or any other stock for that matter? Make your voice heard on Motley Fool CAPS today. More than 130,000 investors are waiting to hear what you have to say. CAPS is 100% free, so simply click here to get started.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Titanium Metals and Apple are Motley Fool Stock Advisor picks. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.


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  • Report this Comment On May 07, 2009, at 10:57 AM, Ibeatmykids wrote:

    I own this one. I believe the need for titanium will only increase in the future whether it be for making lightweight cars that use less energy or to replace aging airline fleets. I believe that titanium has a large role in our future.

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