Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chart Industries (NASDAQ:GTLS), which makes equipment used in the production of hydrocarbon and industrial gas, has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Chart Industries facts

Headquarters

Garfield Heights, Ohio

Market Cap

$230.92 million

Industry

Industrial machinery

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$744.4 million

Management

President/CEO Samuel Thomas (since 2003)
CFO Michael Biehl (since 2001)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)

17.9%

Competitors

Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD)
Praxair (NYSE:PX)

CAPS members bullish on GTLS also bullish on:

Transocean (NYSE:RIG)
Vale (NYSE:RIO)

CAPS members bearish on GTLS also bearish on:

Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN)

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

Over on CAPS, 271 of the 278 members who have rated Chart Industries -- or 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star kevinottofro and Cmoor.

Last month, kevinottofro shared some simple Chart analysis with our community: "Low relative PE, good star ranking, PEG & 09 PE still below normal -- bottom fishing."

In a pitch from late November, Cmoor reads into Chart Industries' long-term trends:

World leader in supplying equipment and systems for companies liquifying, transporting and using liquid natural gas (LNG). Intensified push for greener environment in the US will continue to increase use of LNG in closed loop auto and truck fleets, power generation and other uses. Dirt cheap PE and PEG, and a management chastened by earlier failure to manage cash make this a good bet get through this downturn and be ready to grow rapidly when irrational fear subsides.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Air Products is a Motley Fool Income Investor recommendation. Garmin is a choice of Global Gains. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.