Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, construction and engineering specialist Fluor (NYSE:FLR) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Fluor facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Irving, Texas (1912)

Market Cap

$7.8 billion


Construction and engineering

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$22.6 billion


Chairman/CEO Alan Boeckmann (since 2002)

CFO D. Michael Steuert (since 2001)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Cash / Debt

$2.0 billion / $136.3 million

Dividend Yield



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

On CAPS, 97.5% of the 1,281 members who have rated Fluor believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include spinbuldak and All-Star mrindependent, who is ranked in the top 2% of our community.

Just last month, spinbuldak reminded Fools that Fluor is only temporarily being floored: "All of the industries within their business lines are suffering, however, signs of improvement for the supported industries show promise. Once the global recovery is sustained, which is likely over the next few months, stock should perform extremely well."

In a pitch from one week earlier, mrindependent expands on the stock as a way to put some magic into your portfolio:

As a global engineering company, Fluor is well positioned to take advantage of the ongoing stimulus programs. Despite the company's excellent position, its stock price has suffered. ... I noticed Fluor this month because it is currently one of the 30 best magic formula stocks with market caps above $1 billion. The balance sheet is ... loaded with cash. Returns on investment are apparently spectacular. I hope the company eventually does something productive with all that cash.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Chicago Bridge & Iron is a Motley Fool Global Gains recommendation. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.