Based on the aggregated intelligence of 115,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Titanium Metals (NYSE:TIE) has earned a coveted five-star ranking. Our data has shown that five-star stocks outperform the market by a significant margin; conversely, one-star stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

Titanium Metals facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Dallas, Texas (1950)

Market Cap

$2.15 billion


Industrial Metals and Minerals

TTM Revenue

$1.19 billion


CEO Steven Watson (since 2006)
CFO James W. Brown (since 2007)

Return on Equity (average last three years)



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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 377 of the 391 All-Star members who have rated Titanium Metals -- some 96% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These All-Star bulls include Imperial1964 and TMFActionJackson, both of whom are ranked in the top 10% of our community.

Less than a month ago, Imperial1964 noted that the stock "has dropped out of favor primarily to the production delays at Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Airbus and the issues of the major U.S. airlines. However, titanium demand should increase as the aerospace giants get their act together, the government starts investing in its military, and fuel economy mandates force automakers to use lighter weight materials."

A pitch from TMFActionJackson on the same day shares that contrarian spirit, writing:

Oversold due to short term outlook of commercial airline industry.

No. 1 in titanium production market with great long term expected demand.

ROE 18%, trading at 11 times 2008 expected earnings would be over $23/share if trading at 3 year historical P/E ratio.

Long term pick.

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