Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fluid control systems provider Flowserve (NYSE: FLS ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Flowserve's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Irving, Texas (1912)|
|Market Cap||$6.4 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$4.6 billion|
|Management||CEO Mark Blinn (since October 2009)
CFO Michael Taff (since January 2012)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||21.4%|
|Cash/Debt||$172.7 million / $501.3 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 865 members who have rated Flowserve believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last week, one of those bulls, All-Star TMFDeej, tapped the stock as a particularly attractive special situation: "Flowserve is a new position for the successful activist Relational Investors. I believe that they can cause [Flowserve] to outperform the S&P 500 by agitating certain changes at the company."
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