Based on the aggregated intelligence of 115,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, computerized machine tool maker Hurco (NASDAQ:HURC) 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 Hurco's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Hurco facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Indianapolis, Indiana (1968)

Market Cap

$209.60 million


Industrial machinery

TTM Revenue

$226.65 million


CEO Michael Doar (since 2001)

COO James Fabris (since 2001)

Return on Equity (average last three years)


Major Competitors

Hardinge (NASDAQ:HDNG)

Flow International (NASDAQ:FLOW)

CAPS members bullish on HURC also bullish on


First Marblehead (NYSE:FMD)

CAPS members bearish on HURC also bearish on

Citigroup (NYSE:C)

General Motors (NYSE:GM)

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, 573 of 577 of the All-Star members who have rated Hurco -- or 99% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Cheekybloke and MJKpayday, both of whom are ranked in the top 25% of our community.

In January 2008, Cheekybloke wrote that Hurco is a "Beautiful company to own: no debt, strong cash flow, good looking financials, well managed, balance between domestic and global sales."

MJKpayday shares that bullish sentiment in a more recent pitch, elaborating on the stock's international appeal:

Hurco is a well run company that makes machines that make tools that they sell to other companies so they can make more tools. Sounds confusing? What's not confusing is the opportunity for growth and their cheap share price. Asia still remains an untapped area for Hurco, while Europe remains strong, and in the US, success will be hitting last years numbers. With a [P/B] of 1.85 and a tangible price to book value of only 8 there's room for multiple expansion at any glimmer hope for improved business.

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