Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, railcar manufacturer Trinity Industries (NYSE: TRN) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Trinity facts

Headquarters (founded) Dallas (1933)
Market Cap $1.9 billion
Industry Railroads
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $3.4 billion
Management Chairman/CEO Timothy Wallace (since 1999)
CFO James Perry (since 2010)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 1.8%
Cash/Debt $304.8 million / $3.0 billion
Dividend Yield 1.9%
Competitors American Railcar Industries
Clipper Windpower
Lafarge North America

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,038 members who have rated Trinity believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just a couple of months ago, one of those Fools, NHWeston102, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

If you want a railroad but cannot decide which one, you might want to think about Trinity. They're not a railroad, but they make all kinds of railcars. In addition, they lead in the manufacture of riverine and coastal barges. They also work in wind energy and a number of other niche arenas. They normally hover in the mid to low thirtys so [Trinity] at current price is a good value play as well.

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