5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Emerson Electric

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, industrial conglomerate Emerson Electric (NYSE: EMR  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Emerson facts

Headquarters (founded) St. Louis (1890)
Market Cap $35.1 billion
Industry Electrical components and equipment
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $24.1 billion
Management Chairman/CEO David Farr
President/COO Edward Monser
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 21.7%
Cash/Debt $2.2 billion / $5.9 billion
Dividend Yield 3.3%
Competitors ABB
General Electric
Hitachi

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,409 members who have rated Emerson believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

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

Large diverse business that has proven itself over a long long period of time. All the numbers meet the stuff I am looking for on this profile to pick it. This equity will not cream the market on returns but over time should outperform. Great business with a great track record ... take a look for yourself.

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