Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, lift trucks and aftermarket parts company Hyster-Yale Materials Handling (NYSE:HY) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Hyster-Yale facts

Headquarters (founded)

Cleveland, Ohio (1991)

Market Cap

$914.4 million


Industrial machinery

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.5 billion


CEO Alfred Rankin

CFO Kenneth Schilling

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$151.3 million / $143.0 million

Dividend Yield



Crown Equipment Corp.


Toyota Material Handling

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

On CAPS, all 25 members who have rated Hyster-Yale believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, bes0m3b0dy, succinctly summed up the bull case for community:

Strong balance sheet. ... Leader in the business of lift trucks, while not glamorous, but well poised to expand in the improving economic conditions in the Americas, where it gets 2/3 of its revenue. At a P/E ratio of 9 and well-positioned to grow domestically and globally, this recent spinoff is a quality company that is cheap.

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