Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, waste hauler Republic Services (NYSE: RSG ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Republic Services and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Republic Services facts
||CEO Donald Slager
CFO Tod Holmes
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
||$73.5 million / $6.9 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 543 members who have rated Republic Services believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just yesterday, one of those bulls, JohnCLeven, highlighted the stock's recent dip as a good time to follow an investment great:
Buying after that 15% drop. Solid business and a great price. I'm calculating a margin of safety around 30-40%. In fact, Lou Simpson bought [Republic Services] for Berkshire Hathaway in 2009 for about the SAME price. This is 2012. The business is worth more now than it was in 2009. Perhaps most important, however, is the fact that Lou Simpson is much smarter than I am. Long term hold.
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