Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, diesel engine manufacturer Cummins (NYSE: CMI ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Cummins' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Columbus, Ind. (1919)|
|Market Cap||$20.5 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$17.3 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Thomas Linebarger
CFO Patrick Ward
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||22.2%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.4 billion / $713.0 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 1,408 members who have rated Cummins believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Cummins is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the cyclical demand for trucks. Aging truck fleets will need to be replaced, and the geographic diversity in [Cummins'] revenue mix is an added security blanket to the current global volatility. I like [Cummins] over the next 3 years. With accelerating dividend growth and a stock buyback program in place, [Cummins] will easily outpace the market.
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