5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Republic Services

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, waste hauler Republic Services (NYSE: RSG  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Republic Services facts

Headquarters (Founded) Phoenix (1996)
Market Cap $10.5 billion
Industry Waste management
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $8.2 billion
Management CEO Donald Slager (since 2011)
CFO Tod Holmes (since 1998)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 6.7%
Cash/Debt $69.3 million / $7.1 billion
Dividend Yield 3.3%
Competitors Waste Connections
Waste Industries USA
Waste Management

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 539 of the members who have rated Republic Services believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just this past week, one of those Fools, TempoAllegro, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

[Republic Services] is the red-haired step-child of the waste management business, but it shouldn't be. It is well-managed and has many of the same wide-moat attributes we like in this sort of business, along with some environmentally friendly leanings.

Also, it has better growth prospects, both in terms of analyst estimates and dividend growth potential, and management has more skin in the game than its larger competitor. In this case, I'm rooting for this underdog.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Republic Services and Waste Management, as well as writing a covered strangle position in Waste Management. The Fool owns shares of Waste Management. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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