5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Guangshen Railway

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese railroad operator Guangshen Railway (NYSE: GSH  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Guangshen facts

Headquarters (founded) Shenzhen, China (1996)
Market Cap $2.0 billion
Industry Railroads
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $2.3 billion
Management General Manager Shen Yi (since 2008)
Chief Accountant Tang Xiangdong (since 2008)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 6.7%
Cash / Debt $853.6 million / $548.8 million
Dividend Yield 4.8%
Competitors Cathay Pacific Airways
China Southern Airlines
MTR

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 750 members who have rated Guangshen believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those bulls, Frycup, tapped Guangshen as a particularly tangible income opportunity: "Great buy in point in low $14's. Easily able to handle the dividend payment. Feeling a hangover along with other Chinese stocks. This is a company with hard assets so not concerned about the massive fraud that we've seen in others."

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