Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese finished-steel-products maker Sutor Technology Group (NASDAQ:SUTR) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Sutor facts


Changshu, China

Market Cap

$116.9 million



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$335.24 million


CEO Lifang Chen (since 2008)
CFO Yongfei Jiang (since 2007)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 2 Years)



$13.5 million / $118.8 million


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CAPS Members Bullish on SUTR Also Bullish on

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CAPS Members Bearish on SUTR Also Bearish on

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 527 members who have rated Sutor believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include ArgoNate and All-Star mrindependent, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community.

Two months ago, ArgoNate kindly helped Fools keep a steely eye on Sutor:

Steel is the sector to be in. China is the place to be. … [T]hey'll grow fast, and expanding sales to the U.S. and other countries will be a bonus beginning over the next year or two. Steel is one of the most volatile sectors over the long-term, and this is a chance to buy it at the bottom.

In a pitch from this past Monday, mrindependent expands on the stock as a particularly solid selection:

I like Sutor Technology Group because this manufacturer of steel finishing products operates in China, is modestly profitable and sells for less than book value. This company has $102 million in net debt (i.e. debt minus cash). This debt load seems sustainable based on the value of the company's receivables and inventory. The company is expected to earn $0.30 for fiscal year 06/10 and $0.50 for fiscal year 06/11. I am encouraged by the $2.77 stock price.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. POSCO is a Motley Fool Income Investor pick. Microsoft is a choice of Inside Value and Motley Fool Options has recommended a diagonal call on the company. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.