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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, manufacturer Raven Industries (NASDAQ: RAVN  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Raven facts



Headquarters (founded)

Sioux Falls, S. Dak. (1956)

Market Cap

$999.2 million


Industrial conglomerates

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$412.9 million


CEO Daniel Rykhus (since 2010)

CFO Thomas Iacarella (since 1998)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$48.1 million / $0

Dividend Yield



Graco (NYSE: GGG  )

Sigma Plastics Group

Spartech (UNKNOWN: SEH.DL  )

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 476 members who have rated Raven believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star joryko, succinctly summed up the Raven bull case for our community:

Target 10-15% Revenue and EPS Growth a year. Proven to be true over the last decade. Great opportunity to get in on the [precision agriculture] game as their biggest business segment, Applied Technologies, focuses GPS guided farming.

Trading below its 10 year P/E average and returning a 1.5% dividend (which has increased for 26 consecutive years ), I'll be more than happy to hold this one for the future.

If you want market-topping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite its five-star rating, Raven may not be your top choice.

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