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5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Guangshen Railway

By Brian D. Pacampara, CFA - Updated Apr 5, 2017 at 6:56PM

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Market-trouncing returns could be written in this 5-star.

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 120,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese railroad operator Guangshen Railway (NYSE:GSH) has earned a coveted five-star ranking. Our data has shown that five-star stocks outperform the market by a significant margin; conversely, one-star stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

Guangshen facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Shenzhen, China (1996)

Market Cap

$2.65 Billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.72 Billion


Chairman He Yuhua (Since June 2007)

General Manager Shen Yi (Since October 2008)

Return on Equity (Average, Past Three Years)


CAPS Members Bullish on GSH Also Bullish on:


Aluminum Corp. of China (NYSE:ACH)

China Mobile (NYSE:CHL)

CAPS Members Bearish on GSH Also Bearish on:

PetroChina (NYSE:PTR)

Citigroup (NYSE:C)

Ford Motor (NYSE:F)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 521 of the 538 members who have rated Guangshen -- some 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These Foolish bulls include CAPS All-Star Theresewin and coregonus.

Last week, Theresewin urged our community to ride Guangshen all the way to gains: "[Get] on board while you still can ... China NEEDS its rail system to better integrate its country and is investing big bucks to do so!"

In a pitch from last month, coregonus agreed and elaborated on the strong long-term trends supporting the stock: 

Backing up my faith in railways, and that China is totally committed to rail in the long term -- if you have ever ridden their hi speed mag-lev train in Shanghai you get the depth of their commitment -- they know not everyone will have cars, it would not work there. As more cities get built out, trains will too -- and at the end there are real assets in the train business and freight on rail has very long legs (or tracks).

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