Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, construction and engineering specialist Fluor (NYSE:FLR) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.  

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

Fluor facts


Irving, Tex. (1912)

Market Cap

$9.03 billion


Construction and Engineering

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$23.32 billion


Chairman/CEO Alan Boeckmann (since 2002)

CFO D. Michael Steuert (since 2001)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield




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

Over on CAPS, 423 of the 429 All-Star members who have rated Fluor -- or 99% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include MattH42004 and nbjorn, both of whom are ranked in the top 6% of our community.

Early this year, MattH42004 wrote that Fluor "is best of breed when it comes to American infrastructure stocks." Our CAPS member continues: "They have a tremendous balance sheet, with over 2 billion in cash and only 18 million in debt coming due over the next five years."

In a more recent pitch from last month, nbjorn expands on Fluor as a flourishing opportunity:

Fluor has a robust backlog of work in its pipeline and is sitting on piles of cash. They have the know how to build out alternative energy projects and are well positioned to capitalize on any energy infrastructure changes that the US will need in the future. I expect this stock to hold its own in the market till we see expansion in the world economy again at which time it should outperform rather nicely.

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