Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-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

$6.25 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$3.6 billion


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

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)


Dividend Yield



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

On CAPS, 97.9% of the 1,482 members who have rated Joy Global believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include 00101 and SpiffGriff.

Last month, 00101 brought the stock's sound fundamentals to our community's attention:

Upthumb. Good cash flow. Good payout. 20% sales growth. ... Good quick ratio. Low debt ratio. Financials in excellent shape.

In a pitch from last month, SpiffGriff also helped Fools bring Joy into their lives:

I think this is a monster of a stock that has multiple positive aspects to it. In addition they have managed to increase profits over the last two quarters even though they had reduce [year-over-year] revenue. I believe that at the moment the estimates are "cautious" and this stock is going to post [year-over-year] growth much higher than currently projected.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Starbucks is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.