Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, specialty glass and ceramics giant Corning (NYSE:GLW) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Corning facts

Headquarters (founded)

Corning, N.Y. (1851)

Market Cap

$17.3 billion

Industry

Electronic components

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$8.0 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Wendell Weeks

Vice Chairman/CFO James Flaws

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

14.1%

Cash/Debt

$6.1 billion / $3.5 billion

Dividend Yield

3%

Competitors

3M

TE Connectivity

Becton Dickinson 

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 5,390 members who have rated Corning believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Late last year, one of those Fools, Tristude14, succinctly summed up the Corning bull case for our community:

Corning has been in business for over a century, their balance sheet is near immaculate and they are transforming right along with the tech industry. Gorilla Glass is their "rising star" at this point, who knows where this product could lead them years down the road. [Corning] is just realizing the tip of the iceberg within the tech glass industry and Gorilla glass is turning into a [silverback].

Want to see how well (or not so well) the stocks in this series are performing? Follow the TrackPoisedTo CAPS account.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends 3M, Becton Dickinson, and Corning. The Motley Fool owns shares of Corning. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.