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4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Schweitzer-Mauduit

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, cigarette paper manufacturer Schweitzer-Mauduit International (NYSE: SWM  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Schweitzer-Mauduit's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Schweitzer-Mauduit facts

Headquarters (founded) Alpharetta, Ga. (1995)
Market Cap $1.0 billion
Industry Paper products
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $837.6 million
Management Chairman/CEO Frederic Villoutreix
CFO Jeffrey Cook
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 15.9%
Cash/Debt $85.3 million / $147.5 million
Dividend Yield 0.9%
Competitors Japan Tobacco
Miguel y Costas & Miguel
Reynolds American

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 89% of the 96 members who have rated Schweitzer-Mauduit believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last week, one of those bulls, All-Star coryjobe, succinctly summed up the Schweitzer-Mauduit bull case for our community:

Demand for LIP cigarette paper remains robust, and this continues to be the key driver of growth. They are also seeing improving results for RTL products and management is now calling for a modest increase in total volume of these goods for the year.

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