Titan Machinery: 5-Star Small-Caps Poised to Pop

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, agricultural and construction equipment retailer Titan Machinery (Nasdaq: TITN  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Titan facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

West Fargo, N.D. (1980)

Market Cap

$417.9 million

Industry

Specialty retailer

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.9 billion

Management

Founder/Chairman/CEO David Meyer

President/COO Peter Christianson

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

10.9%

Cash/Debt

$126.5 million / $897.3 million

Competitors

Deere (NYSE: DE  )

RDO Equipment

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 543 members who have rated Titan believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, ScalaAnalyst, tapped Titan as a particularly solid bargain pick:

It is impossible to time the market, and I have noticed recently that many of my stocks have taken a hit since the presidential election, the coming U.S. fiscal debt problems and restructuring of Europe debt crises. ... But this stock seems to be more oversold than other companies. I just believe that with their prior growth rates, this deserves some further research. ... [T]his company hasn't limited itself to the USA, they are expanding in Europe, so they are slowly gaining a global market share. Their P/E is low and the price for their eps growth and price to book are quite nice.

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a perfect five-star rating, Titan may not be your top choice.

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