Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, industrial equipment manufacturer Trinity Industries (NYSE:TRN) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Trinity facts

Headquarters (founded)

Dallas, Texas (1933)

Market Cap

$1.06 billion


Construction and farm machinery and Heavy Trucks

TTM Revenue

$4.1 billion


Chairman/CEO Timothy Wallace (since 1999)
CFO William McWhirter, II (since 2005)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield



American Railcar Industries (NASDAQ:ARII)
FreightCar America (NASDAQ:RAIL)

CAPS members bullish on TRN also bullish on:

Transocean (NYSE:RIG)
Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX)

CAPS members bearish on TRN also bearish on:

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
MasterCard (NYSE:MA)

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

Over on CAPS, 1,058 of the 1,077 members who have rated Trinity -- or 98% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include DETBJR and randf.

Two weeks ago, DETBJR tapped Trinity as a tantalizing trinity of infrastructure plays: "Wind, rail, construction - good stimulus plan company. They make stuff we're gonna need."

In a pitch from late last month, randf follows that line of thinking and underlines more of Trinity's long-term tailwinds:

The company has been run conservatively and yet has made good profits for many years. They make some things we gotta have, in both rich and lean times, such as highway guardrail and bridge girders. And I think the towers they make for wind turbines are a good plan for the long term future.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.