Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, engineering and construction company Shaw Group (NYSE:SGR) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Shaw facts

Headquarters (founded)

Baton Rouge, La. (1987)

Market Cap

$2.5 billion


Heavy Construction

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$7.24 billion


Founder/CEO James Bernhard, Jr.

CFO Brian Ferraioli

Compound Annual Revenue Growth (over last five years)




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

Over on CAPS, fully 546 of the 580 members who have rated Shaw -- some 94% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include sett0047 and All-Star tgarci2, who is ranked in the top 5% of our community.

In May, sett0047 touched on the trio of trends working heavily in Shaw's favor: "Energy, infrastructure, and environment. Can you think of three more important issues in the minds of government and societies across the globe?"

In an earlier pitch, tgarci1 expands on the chief actually channeling those tailwinds:

The Shaw Group is one of many groups who have a hand in construction from beginning to end. CEO Jim Bernhardt has been buying up businesses since this company's inception and he now has an army with which to build anything and everything. Civil Services will always be in demand (unless the country falls), and with investments in everything from planning and design to fabrication and construction [Shaw] is ensured a bright 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.