Why Ingersoll-Rand Will Keep Rallying

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, diversified industrial firm Ingersoll-Rand (NYSE: IR  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Ingersoll-Rand facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Dublin, Ireland (1905)

Market Cap

$14.3 billion

Industry

Industrial machinery

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$14.1 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Michael Lamach
CFO Steven Shawley

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

9.5%

Cash/Debt

$929.6 million / $3.3 billion

Dividend Yield

1.3%

Competitors

Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI  )
Illinois Tool Works
(NYSE: ITW  )
United Technologies
(NYSE: UTX  )

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 998 members who have rated Ingersoll-Rand believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, fellow Fool John Divine (TMFDivine), succinctly summed up the bull case for opportunity: "[Ingersoll-Rand] just announced plans to spin off its security business, bumped its dividend 31%, and announced a share buyback program. Usually spinoffs end up creating value for both the original company and the new one; I think these recent developments make the stock a long-term winner."

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