Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fiber-based laser and amplifier maker has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

IPG facts

Headquarters (founded)

Oxford, Mass. (1990)

Market Cap

$3.0 billion

Industry

Electronic manufacturing services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$581.2 million

Management

Founder/Chairman/CEO Dr. Valentin Gapontsev

CFO Timothy Mammen

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

22.5%

Cash/Debt

$355.7 million / $23.9 million

Competitors

Coherent

Rofin-Sinar Technologies


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

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,495 members who have rated IPG believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, seavirostek, tapped IPG as a particularly timely bargain opportunity:

This stock was down 10% [yesterday] because its earnings were only 15% over last year. Shucks! Mr. Market hates being disappointed!

In the meantime, IPGP serves a global client base, was #9 on the list of Fortune's 100 fastest growing companies in 2012, enjoys a substantial "green" advantage over competitors, and provides fiber lasers and amplifiers in a range of different market applications. My original position was up 20% since I bought it a year ago (even with the 10% drop), so I was glad to double my shares.

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The article Why IPG Photonics Is Poised to Bounce Back originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends IPG Photonics and Rofin-Sinar Technologies. The Motley Fool owns shares of IPG Photonics and Rofin-Sinar Technologies. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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