Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, steel giant ArcelorMittal (NYSE: MT) has earned a respected four-star ranking.  

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

ArcelorMittal facts

Headquarters (founded) Luxembourg (1989)
Market Cap $26.1 billion
Industry Steel
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $94.0 billion
Management Chairman/CEO Lakshmi Mittal
CFO Aditya Mittal
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 2.7%
Cash/Debt $3.8 billion / $26.4 billion
Dividend Yield 3.6%
Competitors JFE Holdings
Tata Steel
United States Steel

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 2,116 members who have rated ArcelorMittal believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this year, one of those Fools, WEBbuff, nicely summed up the bull case:

Jolted by the stock market especially from July 2011 until late November, [ArcelorMittal's] stock price decreased by about 50%. However, it remains a strong company. ... [ArcelorMittal] is working towards becoming a vertically-integrated company -- it is not only the world's largest steel manufacturer, but also the world's fourth largest iron-ore manufacturer--which will give [ArcelorMittal] greater pricing power and more control over its revenues and expenses. Its size gives it the scale and scope to successfully compete on a global scale. ...

Factors like domestic demand for automobiles and the sovereign debt crisis in Europe might be short-term complicating factors, but I think [ArcelorMittal] is well-equipped to weather these challenges and maintain its status as a strong, indeed preeminent, vertically-integrated company.

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