Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, petrochemical equipment manufacturer Graham Corporation (NYSE:GHM) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Graham facts


Batavia, New York (1936)

Market Cap

$115.94 million


Industrial Machinery

TTM Revenue

$99.00 million

Return on Equity (average last three years)



CEO James Lines (since 2008)
Chief Accounting Officer Jennifer Condame (since 2008)


Dover (NYSE:DOV),
Gardner Denver (NYSE:GDI)

CAPS members bullish on GHM also bullish on:

Vale (NYSE:RIO),

CAPS members bearish on GHM also bearish on:

First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR),
Freeport McMoRan (NYSE:FCX)

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

Over on CAPS, 1,020 of the 1,047 members who have rated Graham -- or 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include CAPS All-Star TSIF, who is ranked in the top 3% of our community, and Contrast.

Last month, TSIF tapped the stock's steep drop over the last half year as a tasty long-term opportunity:

Growth has been steady and admirable the last two years until the last quarter decrease, which caused an over-sized adjustment down with no solid reason. Small caps can be fragile, but this one looks like the fall from a lofty height to an outright bargain provides a great entry point for a long term growth stock.

In a more recent pitch from last week, Contrast follows that contrarian line of thinking:

First, oil will bounce back soon (1 year ?). Second, the stimulus plans will take some time (2 years ?) and this company has the finances (cash flow) and the growth philosophy (gently but surely) to survive the current crisis but even better, to emerge ahead of the competition when growth will reappear.

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