Based on the aggregated intelligence of 115,000-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. 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 Precision Castparts' business, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Precision Castparts facts

   

Headquarters (Founded)

Portland, Oregon (1949)

Market Cap

$11 billion

Industry

Aerospace and Defense

TTM Revenue

$7 billion

Management

CEO Mark Donegan (since August 2002)

CFO Shawn Hagel (since August 2008)

Return on Equity (average last two years)

24.2%

Competitors

Alcoa (NYSE:AA),

Allegheny Technologies (NYSE:ATI)

CAPS members bullish on PCP also bullish on

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL),

Vale (NYSE:RIO)

CAPS members bearish on PCP also bearish on

Boeing (NYSE:BA),

Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE:SPR)

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

Over on CAPS, fully 219 of 224 of the All-Star members who have rated Precision Castparts -- some 98% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These All-Star bulls include MiamiStuDog and wuff3t, both of whom are ranked in the top 10% of our community.

In August, MiamiStuDog noted that the stock "has been on the decline over the last year, but has been a strong performer over time. A quick look at their financials shows positive net income going back 10-years, revenue which grew in 9 of the last ten years, and net Income which grew in seven of the last ten years."

A more recent pitch by wuff3t last week shares that contrarian spirit:

Revenues and operating profits have grown at fabulous rates over recent years, they have some of the highest margins in their industry, and yet if you believe the way their share price has fallen (down almost 50% during the last year) you'd think the (avert eyes now if you're sensitive to horrible and unjustifiable puns as this might make you cringe) sky was falling in....

Fuel prices are squeezing the air travel industry, and fears of bankruptcies and strikes have pressured this stock a long way downward. But all this turbulence (sorry...) won't last forever, and PCP looks well-managed enough to capitalise when the global economy in general settles down ...

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