Why PPG Is Poised to Keep Rallying

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, protective and decorative coatings specialist PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

PPG facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Pittsburgh, Pa. (1883)

Market Cap

$20.5 billion

Industry

Diversified chemicals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$15.1 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Charles Bunch
CFO David Navikas

Return on Equity
(average, past 3 years)

25.6%

Cash/Debt

$2.0 billion / $4.0 billion

Dividend Yield

1.8%

Competitors

Akzo Nobel
BASF Coatings
DuPont Performance Coatings

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 386 members who have rated PPG believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier today, one of those Fools, Goosespn100, succinctly summed up the PPG bull case for our community:

By growing in high margin sectors of the coatings industry, PPG has been able to quietly increase market share and technical dominance of the industrial performance coatings market. The acquisition of Ameron, Sigma Kalon, and Spraylat are positive steps in the positioning of their brand as the leader in high tech coatings. Transversely, they have embraced the architechtural coatings markets with their purchase of AkzoNobels architectural coatings division. With housing on the upswing, PPG is in a great position to grow.

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