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

$19.6 billion


Electronic components

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$8.0 billion


Chairman/CEO Wendell Weeks

Vice Chairman/CFO James Flaws

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$6.1 billion / $3.5 billion

Dividend Yield




TE Connectivity

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 5,434 members who have rated Corning believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, madison110, succinctly summed up the Corning bull case for our community:

"Global glass technology leader" may be a pretty substantial moat for this mature and experienced company. [Corning] products become part of products that we will need more of for the foreseeable future: smartphones and construction.

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