Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, hazardous waste disposal specialist US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

US Ecology facts

Headquarters (founded)

Boise, Idaho (1952)

Market Cap

$501.8 million

Industry

Environmental and facilities services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$179.0 million

Management

President/COO Jeffrey Feeler

CFO Eric Gerratt

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

19.6%

Cash/Debt

$4.5 million / $41.0 million

Dividend Yield

2.7%

Competitors

Clean Harbors

Valhi

Waste Management

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 519 members who have rated US Ecology believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, TMFrank, succinctly summed up the US Ecology bull case for our community: "Strong regional competitive advantage, huge amounts of operating leverage and a rebounding construction/manufacturing sector should help this company grow."

Motley Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Waste Management. The Motley Fool owns shares of Clean Harbors, US Ecology, and Waste Management. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.