Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, mining equipment maker Joy Global (NYSE:JOY) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Joy Global facts

Headquarters (founded)

Milwaukee, Wis. (1884)

Market Cap

$6.4 billion


Construction and farm machinery

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$5.7 billion


CEO Michael Sutherlin (since 2006)

CFO James Sullivan (since 2012)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$263.9 million / $1.4 billion

Dividend Yield





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

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,670 members who have rated Joy Global believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, NoblyNaive, succinctly summed up the Joy Global bull case for our community:

Solidly managed company with aggressive attitude toward expansion and execution, and a good balance sheet. Exposure to energy prices ... so lapse in the global recovery could hurt on this choice. Still, there seems to be a lot of consensus among [Wall Street-ers] and Fools for "outperform." Stock price has been punished by the market recently. As of Feb 26, 2013, Renko chart shows local correction in what appears to be general stock price recovery (i.e., good time to jump on the train).

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