Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, flow equipment products specialist Cameron International (NYSE: CAM) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Cameron facts

Headquarters (founded) Houston (1994)
Market Cap $13.36 billion
Industry Oil and gas equipment and services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $6.13 billion

CEO Jack Moore (since 2008)

CFO Charles Sledge (since 2008)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 18.3%
Cash/Debt $1.83 billion / $1.29 billion

National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV)

Tyco International (NYSE: TYC)

Weatherford International (NYSE: WFT)

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 707 members who have rated Cameron believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include robertshrestha and krystofo.

Earlier this month, robertshrestha listed several of Cameron's positives: "Stands in great position to benefit from demand for new rigs, well-diversified, solid financials, decent price multiples. What's not to like?!"

In fact, Cameron's three-year average return on equity of 18.3% tops that of listed competitors such as National Oilwell (14.0%), Tyco (1.1%), and Weatherford (5.8%).

CAPS member krystofo elaborates on the bull case:

CAM seems a no-brainer for both the short-term and the long-term investor. ... Meanwhile CAM has a long history of extremely steady upward growth and is now trading well below that trend. After a highly unusual downturn, strong upward momentum has already been established. With value in both oil and propane, CAM is also well-poised for product value.

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