Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, consumer products maker Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE:NWL) has earned a coveted five-star ranking. Our data has shown that five-star stocks outperform the market by a significant margin; conversely, one-star stocks woefully lag the market average.

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

Newell facts

Headquarters (founded) Atlanta (1903)

Market Cap

$2.71 billion


Housewares and specialties

TTM Revenue

$6.7 billion


CEO Mark Ketchum (since 2005)

CFO J. Patrick Robinson (since 2003)

Key Brands

Rubbermaid, Sharpie, Graco, IRWIN

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield



Fortune Brands (NYSE:FO),

Tupperware Brands (NYSE:TUP)

CAPS members bullish on NWL also bullish on:

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ),

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC)

CAPS members bearish on NWL also bearish on:

Citigroup (NYSE:C),

ProLogis (NYSE:PLD)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's), and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, 94% of the 114 All-Star members who have rated Newell believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Wiegman and Seano67, both of whom are ranked in the top 10% of our community.

Three days ago, Wiegman noted that Newell "has a great dividend and the price has recently been beaten down. ... [Newell] makes a lot of stuff I use daily. The payout ratio is a little high, I think, but otherwise I like what I see."

In a pitch from two weeks earlier, Seano67 agrees, tapping Newell as a timely turnaround opportunity. Here's an excerpt:

... this is a solid company with great brand name recognition. Their earnings are suffering and will likely continue to suffer right along with the rest of the overall economy, but the flip-side to that is that their production and operational expenses will also continue to fall along with the drop in petroleum products used to make their plastics and Sharpies. So from a production standpoint, this is one of those companies which actually gets a direct benefit (and a big one) from falling petroleum prices. Anyway...they've been around for a long time, they're not going anywhere, and I would expect a slow but steady rebound in Newell Rubbermaid's stock price in the coming days.

The question is, how long can they maintain that divvy? It's far too rich right now, and I would probably be expecting a dividend cut sooner rather than later.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Tupperware Brands, Johnson & Johnson, and Bank of America are Motley Fool Income Investor picks. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.