Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, mining equipment maker Joy Global (NASDAQ:JOYG) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Joy Global facts 

Headquarters (founded)

Milwaukee (1884)

Market Cap

$3.29 billion


Construction & farm machinery and heavy trucks

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$3.61 billion


President/CEO Michael Sutherlin (since 2006)
CFO Michael Olsen (since 2008)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield



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CAPS Members Bullish on JOYG Also Bullish on


CAPS Members Bearish on JOYG Also Bearish on

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

Over on CAPS, some 98% of the 417 All-Star members who have rated Joy Global believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These All-Star bulls include my Foolish colleague Matt Koppenheffer (TMFKopp) and bradford86.

Just last month, Matt helped Fools dig into both sides of the business model:

Joy and P&H are, respectively, world leaders in the production of underground and surface mining equipment. To put it simply, as the world's population grows and emerging-market economies continue to develop, more electricity will be needed, which means more coal will be needed, which means miners will continue to punch in orders for Joy Global equipment.

In a pitch from a month earlier, bradford86 also shed light on Joy Global's upside:

Joy Global, as the company has shown strength even in a very tough economy, a relatively small amount of long-term debt, and eventually commodity prices will begin to rebound, which should be a great boon for miners like Joy. They are doing the right things to make it through this rough patch and even after the appreciation today, Joy Global is still an appealing long term value.

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