Why J&J Is Poised to Outperform

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, health care products gorilla Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

J&J facts

Headquarters (founded)

New Brunswick, N.J. (1886)

Market Cap

$205.6 billion

Industry

Pharmaceuticals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$67.2 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Alex Gorsky
CFO Dominic Caruso

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

19.8%

Cash/Debt

$19.8 billion / $16.9 billion

Dividend Yield

3.3%

Competitors

Covidien
Novartis
Pfizer

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 14,045 members who have rated J&J believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, brenoboyle, succinctly summed up J&J bull case for our community:

[J&J] has had some nice quarterly reports recently, looks undervalued by cash flow and seems to be in the midst of a successful turnaround. They are controlling costs and leveraging the firm's comparative advantage.

Of course, this short pitch doesn't even come close to telling the entire story of J&J. You're in luck, though. The Fool's brand new premium report on J&J tells all sides of the story for one of the most compelling blue chips in the market. You can grab your copy now, which comes with free updates for 12 months, by just clicking here.

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