Why Corning Is Ready to Rebound

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].

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

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  • Report this Comment On February 05, 2013, at 9:50 PM, bestwaytoriches wrote:

    Brian,

    GLW to rebound very wishful thinking. GLW has been a fast money pump and cramer and motly Fool pump for months and most invvestor are so discouraged and frustrated with GLW even if it move 5 % north many will dump and close the chapter.

  • Report this Comment On February 06, 2013, at 10:04 AM, tokelau wrote:

    Dead money for a long time. Have it and hate it.

  • Report this Comment On February 07, 2013, at 1:50 AM, phexac wrote:

    So this article basically amounts to a copy-past of Yahoo finance summary, a paragraph of unsubstantiated claims and a pitch to pay for a report. Have the authors stopped trying to at least make it look like you have anything worthwhile to contribute?

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