Why Snap-On Is Poised to Keep Surging

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, tool maker Snap-On (NYSE: SNA  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Snap-On facts

Headquarters (founded)

Kenosha, Wis. (1920)

Market Cap

$4.7 billion


Industrial machinery

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$3.1 billion


Chairman/CEO Nicholas Pinchuk

CFO Aldo Pagliari

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)


Cash / Debt

$211.2 million / $981.9 million

Dividend Yield




Home Depot

Stanley Black & Decker

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 210 members who have rated Snap-On believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, bnmanager, succinctly summed up the Snap-On bull case for our community:

The company is known for its tools. The company also is growing with new products coming out. ... [M]argins are improving as well. The company also pays a stable growing dividend. This is a long term, stable company I believe.

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