Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, diversified manufacturer National Presto Industries (NYSE: NPK ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at National Presto's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
National Presto facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Eau Claire, Wis. (1905)|
|Market Cap||$515.3 million|
|Industry||Aerospace and defense|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$437.8 million|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Maryjo Cohen (since 1994)
CFO Randy Lieble (since 2008)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||18.2%|
|Cash/Debt||$118.8 million / $0|
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 601 members who have rated National Presto believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last week, one of those Fools, JohnCLeven, tapped National Presto as a particularly special income opportunity: "[A]dd in the yearly special dividend averaging between $5-$8 per share the past 5 years and your getting a yield of 7-11% at today's price. Conclusion: while budget cuts could hurt [National Presto] for sure, the cash stash, low valuation, and 7-11% yield make this worth holding on to for the time being."
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