Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, specialty vehicle maker Oshkosh Truck (NYSE:OSK) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Oshkosh facts

Headquarters (founded)

Oshkosh, Wisc. (1917)

Market Cap

$445.84 million


Construction and farm machinery and heavy trucks

TTM Revenue

$7.02 billion


CEO Robert Bohn (since 1997)
COO Charles Szews (since 2007)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield



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CAPS members bullish on OSK also bullish on:

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CAPS members bearish on OSK also bearish on:

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

Over on CAPS, 681 of the 723 members who have rated Oshkosh -- or 94% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include snooperjoe and CAPS All-Star scottgeiger.

In late December, snooperjoe wrote that Oshkosh's products "are diverse and range over many buyers such as states, cities, manufactures, contractors, and the government such as the military. Buying may be down now, but in a few years I believe that demand will once again be on a steep rise."

In a pitch from earlier in the month, scottgeiger tried to ease some investors' worries over the stock:

They have a nice dividend and solid financials. I pick this one for a long term play. Short term it's going to be a tough market for them.

I also discount the theories that some have put forth that the new Obama administration will be detrimental to [Oshkosh] because the new administration wants to pull out of Iraq. I discount this as a problem because Afghanistan is still an issue and there will continue to be conflict in the world whether the US is in Iraq or not. The military, who is one of the largest customers, will continue to need [Oshkosh]. Additionally, [Oshkosh] produces emergency services vehicles, these will continue to be needed as existing equipment ages out; and although state and local budgets are being crunched, these services cannot be discontinued and will continue to need funding.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool owns shares of Terex. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.