Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, ceramic proppants provider CARBO Ceramics (NYSE: CRR ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at CARBO's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
||Oil and gas equipment and services
||CEO Gary Kolstad (since 2006)
CFO Ernesto Bautista III (since 2009)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
||$34.9 million / $0
Compagnie de Saint-Gobain
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 450 members who have rated CARBO believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
A few months ago, one of those Fools, papsrus, succinctly summed up the opportunity for our community:
I'm adding CARBO Ceramics as a [natural gas] play. A small cap flirting with a 52-week low, [CARBO] provides high-quality ceramic proppant used in fracking, they are expanding production, and they pay a decent dividend. Huge short interest in this stock.
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