Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, construction equipment maker Terex (NYSE:TEX) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Terex facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Westport, Conn. (1925)

Market Cap

$1.54 billion


Construction & farm machinery and heavy trucks

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$7.21 billion


CEO Ronald DeFeo (Since 1995)
President/COO Thomas Riordan (Since 2007)

Return on Capital (Average, Past Three Years)



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

On CAPS, 1,372 of the 1,408 members who have rated Terex -- 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include matty8 and mccarthyconsultg.

Just last month, matty8 wrote that Terex is fully equipped to deal with the downturn:

To me this stock is cheap and poised. We are currently in a global recession. … [B]efore anything can start to really move up, equipment needs have to be met, and with this case, the bigger the better, and Terex is big.

In an earlier pitch from May, mccarthyconsultg expands on the stock as a diverse way to play stimulus spending:

One strategy being employed by the Obama Administration to rebuild, restore, band-aid or heal the injured economy is heavier investments in America's ailing infrastructure. Terex Corporation, a small cap company, with plenty room for growth should benefit from this opportunity. Terex's business is diversified manufacturing on a global scale of capital goods, customer relevant solutions for construction, infrastructure, mining, transportation and public utility. For long term investors ... Terex's diversity and blend of activities in robust sectors should be attractive.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool owns shares of Terex. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.