Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, wastewater disposal specialist Heckmann (NYSE: HEK) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Heckmann facts

Headquarters (founded) Coraopolis, Pa. (2007)
Market Cap $503.5 million
Industry Waste management
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $193.6 million
Management Chairman/CEO Richard Heckmann
CFO Christopher Chisolm
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) (19.8%)
Cash/Debt $135.0 million / $151.4 million
Competitors FTS International
Key Energy Services
Safety-Kleen

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 458 members who have rated Heckmann believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Rich Duprey (TMFCop), tapped Heckmann as an attractive bargain opportunity: "The "bad news" is priced in: the state of the nat gas industry, the backlash against fracking, the concerns over groundwater contamination, and looming new regulations. If [Heckmann] doesn't get acquired first, then it goes up from here."

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