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5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Medtronic

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.

Medtronic facts

Headquarters (Founded) Minneapolis (1949)
Market Cap $40.6 billion
Industry Health-care equipment
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
Dividend Yield 2.5%
Competitors Boston Scientific
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.

Just last week, one of those bulls, troym72, highlighted the stock as a healthy bargain pick:

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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