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Why Trinity Is Poised to Keep Chuggin'

Friday - 4/19/2013, 2:22am  ET

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, railcar manufacturer Trinity Industries has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Trinity facts

Headquarters (founded)

Dallas (1933)

Market Cap

$3.2 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$3.8 billion


Chairman/CEO Timothy Wallace (since 1999)

CFO James Perry (since 2010)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)


Cash / Debt

$573.0 million / $3.1 billion

Dividend Yield



American Railcar Industries

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,057 members who have rated Trinity believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, TMFRedRaider, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

I think [Trinity] is a safe way to bet on a by-product of increased domestic oil production, railroad transport. [Trinity] has been in the business for a long time and has a well diversified product base. The firm has been paying and increasing dividends, and should be for the foreseeable future.

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