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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, apparel and footwear company V.F. Corp (NYSE: VFC  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

V.F. facts



Headquarters (founded)

Greensboro, N.C. (1899)

Market Cap

$16.4 billion


Apparel, accessories, and luxury goods

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$10.8 billion


Chairman/CEO Eric C. Wiseman

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)


Cash / Debt

$304.6 million / $2.6 billion

Dividend Yield



Gap (NYSE: GPS  )

Nike (NYSE: NKE  )

Ralph Lauren (NYSE: RL  )

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 493 members who have rated V.F. believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star joryko, succinctly summed up the V.F. bull case for our community:

Dividend aristocrat returning 14.5% to shareholders annually since 1968 . 8% [and] 7% of revenues are generated from up and coming Asian and [South American] operations respectively. Steady Eddie performer with acquisition power and growth runways yet to be expanded upon.

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a strong four-star rating, V.F. may not be your top choice.

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