Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, lead-acid battery producer Exide Technologies (Nasdaq: XIDE ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Exide's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
||Milton, Ga. (1888)
||Auto parts and equipment
CEO James Bolch (since 2010)
CFO Phillip Damaska (since 2008)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
||$105.1 million / $776.9 million
Source: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 440 members who have rated Exide believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just a couple of days ago, one of those bulls, nccurrie, tried to help ease some concerns surrounding the stock:
Although [Exide] has significant debt, they also appear to have sufficient operating capital and credit to keep afloat until their sales recover from the drops due to the [unseasonably] mild winter. Plus, they have significant non-USA operations, which should give a measure of protection against the downside effects of the struggling USA economy.
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