Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, aircraft components maker Precision Castparts (NYSE:PCP) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Precision Castparts facts

Headquarters (founded)

Portland, Ore. (1949)

Market Cap

$28.0 billion


Aerospace and defense

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$7.9 billion


Chairman/CEO Mark Donegan

CFO Shawn Hagel

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$483.3 million / $3.8 billion

Dividend Yield




Allegheny Technologies

Carpenter Technology

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,319 members who have rated Precision Castparts believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those Fools, SmoothHughes, succinctly summed up the Precision Castparts bull case for our community: "I lost a company I really liked to [Precision Castparts] when they bought [Titanium Metals]. This is a way to get some of [Titanium Metals] back, and buy into the future growth of airplane and other precision manufacturing."

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