Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, diesel engine manufacturer Cummins (NYSE:CMI) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Cummins facts

Headquarters (founded)

Columbus, Ind. (1919)

Market Cap

$20.9 billion

Industry

Diversified machinery

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$17.3 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Thomas Linebarger

CFO Patrick Ward

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

29.4%

Cash/Debt

$1.6 billion / $775.0 million

Dividend Yield

1.9%

Competitors

Caterpillar

Navistar International

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,688 members who have rated Cummins believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star dockofthebay, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community: "Cummins has a strong position in both diesel and natural gas engines for heavy duty trucks. The company is not dependent upon a large scale switch to truck engines powered by natural gas, but Cummins is well positioned if that switch takes place."