Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, temperature-sensitive truckload carrier operator Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Marten facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Mondovi, Wis. (1946)

Market Cap

$513.1 million

Industry

Trucking

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$651.5 million

Management

Chairman/CEO Randolph Marten

CFO James Hinnendael

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

8.1%

Cash/Debt

$9.0 million / $0

Dividend Yield

0.4%

Competitors

C.R. England

Frozen Food Express 

New Prime

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

On CAPS, 81% of the 54 members who have rated Marten believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star Staka, offered a balance take on the Marten opportunity:

Positive:-A smaller, higly flexible trucking company.

- Solid balance sheet, no debt.

- History of solid performance even in recessionary environments.

- High insider ownership.

- Underfollowed, unloved stock.

Negative:-Chart somewhat extended.

- P/E not really cheap (but they often went with a high PE)

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