4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Pacer International

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, transportation and logistics services specialist Pacer International (Nasdaq: PACR  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Pacer facts

Headquarters (founded) Dublin, Ohio (1974)
Market Cap $140.1 million
Industry Air freight and logistics
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $1.5 billion
Management Chairman/CEO Daniel Avramovich
CFO John Hafferty, Jr.
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 8.5%
Cash/Debt $9.0 million / $0
Competitors Hub Group
JB Hunt Transport Services
Union Pacific

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 370 members who have rated Pacer believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Earlier this week, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Bryan Hinmon (TMF42), tapped the stock as a long-term bargain opportunity:

Pacer has a strong enough balance sheet to see the turnaround of its logistics segment through. Management credibility with regards to the turnaround was earned by saving the company from death and rebuilding its intermodal segment. Although the near term outlook is bleak, expectations for Pacer are low and longer term business economics and growth prospects are attractive.

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