Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, chemical and ammunition specialist Olin (NYSE: OLN ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Olin's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
||Clayton, Mo. (1892)
||Chairman/CEO Joseph Rupp
CFO John Fischer
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
||$319 million / $590 million
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 572 members who have rated Olin believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Earlier this week, one of those bulls, TMFMT, nicely summed up the outperform argument:
With the recent 50% acquisition of SunBelt Chlor Alkali Partnership, (Olin now owns 100%) from PolyOne Corporation, the company is now positioned to realize greater revenue and profits from this key component of its organization. The company also highly benefits when the U.S. is present in active wars zone's and should not be majorly affected by the possible budget cuts. ... Relocating Winchester ammunition operations in order to free itself from a union contract. Also starting up operations of low salt, high strength bleach in three different locations. Payout ratio of 29%. ... Five year average dividend yield of 4.40%.
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