Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, specialty glass and ceramics giant Corning (NYSE: GLW ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Corning's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Corning, N.Y. (1851)|
|Market Cap||$20.1 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$7.9 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Wendell Weeks
Vice chairman/CFO James Flaws
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||16%|
|Cash/Debt||$5.8 billion / $2.4 billion|
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ; Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 5,227 members who have rated Corning believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Corning continues to find a stronger hold in the mobile and tablet markets, slowly reducing their dependence on the television sector. As the economy hopefully continues to improve, all of their sectors should see revenue increases. Their P/E is already a little low considering their market share, they provide a small dividend, and look good for any value investor which should reflect an increasing stock price with time.
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