Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, filtration specialist Pall (NYSE: PLL ) has received a distressing two-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Pall's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Port Washington, N.Y. (1946)|
|Market Cap||$6.9 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$2.8 billion|
|Management||CEO Lawrence Kingsley (since October 2011)
CFO Lisa McDermott (since January 2006)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||20.6%|
|Cash / Debt||$475.4 million / $640.2 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 13% of the 158 members who have rated Pall believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Pall is shooting into all-time highs. Sell it. Target: $47-$55. I think that any upside left in Pall Corp is simply a function of the company surpassing all-time highs and running into overvaluation. Justifying a price of $60 or over is a fools game. Pall has a buyback on the table and I certainly hope that they have taken it offline for now, but I can't confirm that and for the most part companies love buying back their stock at higher prices. Trading at 18x FY 2012 guidance, I am going to recommend that you sit out on this one for a short while and try to get back in and a better price.
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