Why Toyota Is Poised to Motor Ahead

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Japanese auto giant Toyota Motor (NYSE: TM  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Toyota facts

Headquarters (founded)

Toyota City, Japan (1933)

Market Cap

$177.8 billion

Industry

Automobile manufacturers

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$278.7 billion

Management

President/Director Akio Toyoda

Founder/Executive Vice President Kiichiro Toyoda

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

5.2%

Cash/Debt

$35.6 billion / $165.8 billion

Dividend Yield

1.2%

Competitors

Ford Motor

General Motors

Honda Motor

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

On CAPS, 91% of the 3,656 members who have rated Vale believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier today, one of those Fools, Karate460, succinctly summed up the Toyota bull case for our community:

Toyota has everything it could want. Strong profits, top vehicles and an expanding market. With the Yen going down and the dollar up they will be making even more with the conversion rate.

Toyota has rebounded nicely from the troubles of recent years, but is the stock still a buy at current prices? The Motley Fool's automotive expert John Rosevear and industrials analyst Isaac Pino have collaborated to create some of the most in-depth Toyota research available for smart investors like you. Thousands have already claimed their own premium ticker coverage, and you can gain instant access to your own by clicking here now.

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