5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: P.H. Glatfelter

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, specialty paper company P.H. Glatfelter (NYSE: GLT  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Glatfelter facts

Headquarters (founded) York, Pa. (1864)
Market Cap $757.6 million
Industry Paper products
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $1.6 billion
Management Chairman/CEO Dante Parrini (since 2011)
CFO John Jacunski (since 2006)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 15.2%
Cash/Debt $23.4 million / $218.0 million
Dividend Yield 2%
Competitors Appleton Papers
International Paper

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 190 of the members who have rated Glatfelter believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star coryjobe, succinctly summed up bull case for our community:

Glatfelter should record a robust profit growth this year. Management has implemented [tighter cost controls], and ongoing margin improvement ought to help support Glatfelter's profitability in the near term. Continued stock buybacks should add lift to per-share results going forward. Their diversification efforts should do well. Innovation and product development remain key to its long-term strategy.

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