Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, petrochemical company Braskem (NYSE: BAK ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Braskem's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
||Camacari, Brazil (1972)
||CEO Carlos Fadigas de Souza (since 2010)
CFO Marcela Drehmer (since 2010)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
||$1.8 billion / $7.7 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 345 members who have rated Braskem believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
This past fall, one of those bulls, troym72, nicely summed up the bull case for our community:
Forward P/E suggests that Braskem will be worth $25 per share by the end of 2012. ... The demand for petrol products in Brazil is only going to grow as they continue to develop. Yes, they are becoming more and more dependent on Ethanol produced from sugar cane, but I think that good 'ole petrol is still the cheaper alternative and will continue to see demand growth.
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