Why Ford Is Poised to Zoom Higher

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

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

Ford facts

Headquarters (founded)

Dearborn, Mich. (1903)

Market Cap

$51.9 billion

Industry

Automobile manufacturers

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$134.3 billion

Management

President/CEO Alan Mulally (since 2006)

CFO Robert Shanks (since 2012)

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)

4.3%

Cash/Debt

$24.4 billion / $105.1 billion

Dividend Yield

3%

Competitors

General Motors

Honda Motor

Toyota Motor

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

On CAPS, 80% of the 12,126 members who have rated Ford believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, lepera347, tapped the stock as a particularly tempting value opportunity:

Why the market hates Ford is beyond me. Their financials are solid and auto sales in the US keep booming. Ford has made a huge investment in China, the world's largest car market, and Europe can only get better. Price should be double.

If you're concerned that Ford's turnaround has run its course, relax -- there's good reason to think that the Blue Oval still has big growth opportunities ahead. We've outlined those opportunities in detail, in the Fool's premium Ford research service. If you're looking for some freshly updated guidance to Ford's prospects in coming years, you've come to the right place -- click here to get started now.

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