Based on the aggregated intelligence of 120,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, truck manufacturer PACCAR (NASDAQ:PCAR) 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 PACCAR's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

PACCAR facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Bellevue, Wash. (1905)

Market Cap

$8.69 Billion


Construction, Farm Machinery, and Heavy Trucks

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$15.82 Billion


CEO Mark Pigott (Since 1997)

CFO Michael Tembreull (Since 1995)

Return on Equity (Average, Past Three Years)



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CAPS Members Bullish on PCAR Also Bullish on:


Cemex (NYSE:CX)

CAPS Members Bearish on PCAR Also Bearish on:

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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

Over on CAPS, 536 of the 573 members who have rated PACCAR -- some 94% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include FAOFool and Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner, a.k.a. TMFBreakerDave.

Two weeks ago, David tapped the stock as one of the market's many attractive opportunities:

Good strong companies like PACCAR are more than cut in half. Let's just see, Fools, shall we ...? Let's just see how many of the positions I open tonight beat the market over the next 2-4 years? Ready, set, go.

FAOFool shares that sentiment in a pitch made just three days later, highlighting PACCAR as a great way to pick up quality on the cheap:

Solid company with proven record, at a reasonable price. While there may be a slowdown in the coming quarter, as the economy slows to finish the 'shake out', PCAR will come through this and be stronger for it. Now is the time to get into the market, and get into quality names ... like [PACCAR].

What do you think about PACCAR, or any other stock for that matter? Make your voice heard on Motley Fool CAPS today. More than 120,000 investors are waiting to hear what you have to say. CAPS is 100% free, so get started!

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. PACCAR, Apple, and Cemex are Motley Fool Stock Advisor recommendations. Cemex is also a choice of Global Gains. The Fool owns shares of Cemex, and its disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.