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 coveted five-star ranking.

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

Trinity facts

Headquarters (founded)

Dallas (1933)

Market Cap

$3.1 billion

Industry

Railroads

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$3.9 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Timothy Wallace (since 1999)

CFO James Perry (since 2010)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

9.8%

Cash/Debt

$447.9 million / $2.9 billion

Dividend Yield

1.3%

Competitors

American Railcar Industries

Clipper Windpower

Lafarge North America

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,073 members who have rated Trinity believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, NHWeston102, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Trinity is a broad spread on transportation and on energy. They make railcars and barges, needed by the [railroads] and river [transports], whatever their current business. They also are involved in wind energy. GE and other conglomerates may also be casting eyes on this obscure but pivotal company.

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a strong five-star rating, Trinity may not be your top choice.