Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Irish healthcare products developer Covidien (NYSE: COV ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Covidien's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Market Cap||$27.6 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$11.9 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Jose Almeida
CFO Charles Dockendorff
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||11.6%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.7 billion / $4.3 billion|
Johnson & Johnson
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 468 members who have rated Covidien believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last week, one of those Fools, NHWeston102, tapped the stock as a particularly special opportunity: "Covidien is embracing a risky strategy, but one that could pay big buck -- they're going to drop most of their pharma for a more focused market, medical devices. They have some very fine tech and just might get bought."
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