Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, mining equipment maker Joy Global (NYSE: JOY ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Joy Global's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Joy Global facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Milwaukee (1884)|
|Market Cap||$5.9 billion|
|Industry||Construction and farm machinery|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$5.2 billion|
|Management||CEO Michael Sutherlin (since 2006)
CFO Michael Olsen (since 2008)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||42%|
|Cash/Debt||$391.9 million / $1.6 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 1,653 members who have rated Joy Global believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
This is a long-term buy, because there's going to be some global contraction in the near term, but it's all priced in. And this is a company with growing earnings even in the face of uncertainty. Eventually its price is going to have to reflect its earnings.
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