Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-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.

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

$1.68 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.76 billion


General Manager Shen Yi (since 2008)
Chief Accountant Tang Xiangdong (since 2008)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$319.1 million / $568 million

Dividend Yield


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Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI)
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CAPS Members Bullish on GSH Also Bullish on

Aluminum Corp. of China (NYSE:ACH)

CAPS Members Bearish on GSH Also Bearish on (NASDAQ:BIDU)
Citigroup (NYSE:C)

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

On CAPS, 96.7% of the 580 members who have rated Guangshen believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include globalsailor and All-Star JakilaTheHun, who is ranked in the top 0.1% of our community.

Just last week, globalsailor highlighted Guangshen as a cheap way to steam ahead: "I didn't realize that this company was trading at 10% below book value. It should grow with the Chinese economy and if there is a crash the assets should be pretty safe. Railways are the best way to cash in on environmental initiatives."

In a pitch from three days later, JakilaTheHun also helped Fools stay on track. Here's an excerpt:

[Guangshen] provides rail transportation services and most of their revenues come from passenger rail. They are situated in China and have high-speed rail services, as well. Given my long-term belief that the increasing oil scarcity, concerns about clean energy, and energy independence (in China, too!) will dominate over the next several decades, [Guangshen] seems like a relatively good candidate for growth, as well. ... So, this is both a value and a growth pick, that also happens to be a good defensive stock paying a dividend. That's the best of all worlds right now.

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