Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp. (NYSE: WAB), known as Wabtec, has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Wabtec facts

Headquarters (founded) Wilmerding, Pa. (1869)
Market Cap $3.7 billion
Industry Railroads
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $2.0 billion
Management CEO Albert Neupaver (since 2006)
CFO Alvaro Garcia-Tunon (since 2003)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 16.1%
Cash/Debt $285.6 million / $395.9 million
Dividend Yield 0.2%
Competitors Electro-Motive Diesel
New York Air Brake

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 424 members who have rated Wabtec believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last week, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Andy Cross (TMFOpie), succinctly summed up the opportunity:

Leading provider of rail and bus components, cars and systems. Growing like a weed; should slow a little this year but still impressive 15%-plus. [International] makes up nearly half the business. Dependent on government spending and contracts. 25% unionized. Overall a solid company that has outperformed and plays in a sweet spot of rail and the commodities/rail movement boom.

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