Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, L.B. Foster (NASDAQ:FSTR), which provides products for the rail, construction, and energy industries, has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

L.B. Foster facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Pittsburgh, Pa. (1902)

Market Cap

$299.69 Million


Basic Materials Wholesale

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$512.6 Million


CEO Stan Hasselbusch (Since 2002)

CFO David Russo (Since 2002)

Business Segments

Rail Products, Construction Products, Tubular Products

Return on Capital (Average, Past Three Years)




Texas Industries

CAPS Members Bullish on FSTR Also Bullish on:



Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX)

CAPS Members Bearish on FSTR Also Bearish on:

Ford Motor (NYSE:F)

Terra Industries (NYSE:TRA)

Ambac Financial (NYSE:ABK)

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

On CAPS, 440 of the 470 members who have rated L.B. Foster -- some 93.6% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Toronian and therailsplitter, both of whom are ranked in the top 15% of our community.

In February, Toronian summed up the bull case nicely for our community: "A company tied primarily to infrastructure with plenty of room to grow. Should see some solid gains in the coming years."

In a pitch from last week, therailsplitter tapped L.B. Foster as an ignored, obscure, and "small" opportunity:

This is a stock with minimal risk. It's off the radar; it doesn't have a flashy name; it grows slowly. Nothing to write home about when it comes to this company. However, they pretty much dodged the recession and have shown excellent stability in pricing. A small cap stock like this that has shown solid long-term results with great stability is hard to find. I think this will be a great long-term company. Won't make you money overnight but you can at least sleep knowing your money is safe. They are also trading near book with about half of their share's price cushioned by a large cash position.

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