Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, medical device giant Medtronic (NYSE: MDT ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Medtronic's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Minneapolis (1949)|
|Market Cap||$40.6 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$16.4 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Omar Ishrak
CFO Gary Ellis
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||20%|
|Cash/Debt||$2.17 billion / $10.3 billion|
Johnson & Johnson
St. Jude Medical
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 1,802 members who have rated Medtronic believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Medtronic's stock has been somewhat over slashed by the market downturn this [past summer] -- I hesitate to call it a crash -- and I think the stock is headed to the mid 50s by the end of 2012. Forward earnings supports a mid 50s share price and Medtronic's dividend yield is near 2% to boot. I think this makes Medtronic an easy thumbs up since I've heard no bad news recently.
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