Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, funeral service products manufacturer Hillenbrand (NYSE: HI ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Hillenbrand and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
||Batesville, Ind. (2008)
||Specialized consumer services
||CEO Kenneth Camp (since 2008)
CFO Cynthia Lucchese (since 2008)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
||$16.0 million / $273.6 million
||Aurora Casket Company
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 99% of the 362 of the members who have rated Hillenbrand believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Earlier this month, one of those bulls, diegorgazzi, tapped Hillenbrand as a particularly solid income opportunity:
This stock is so cheap. ... Great boring business, something that would make Peter Lynch proud: construction of caskets, they're never going to run out of clientele, that's for sure. Nice [dividend yield] of about 4%.
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