Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, small tool specialist Snap-on (NYSE:SNA) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Snap-on facts

Headquarters (founded)

Kenosha, Wisc. (1920)

Market Cap

$1.54 billion


Small tools and accessories

TTM Revenue

$2.93 billion


CEO Nicholas Pinchuk (since 2007)
CFO Martin Ellen (since 2002)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield



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

Over on CAPS, fully 142 of the 157 members who have rated Snap-on -- some 90% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Bamafan68 and All-Star bg11235, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community.

Two weeks ago, Bamafan68 tapped Snap-on as a handy tool in tremendously turbulent times:

With fewer new cars sold and an aging car population, there is more of a need for mechanics/mechanics' tools. I like the P/E on [Snap-on], not to mention the fact that I prefer companies that produce goods rather than services during tight economic times.

In a pitch from last month, bg11235 puts his own spin on a bullish line of thinking:

Not a great industry for an economic downturn, but a company that has been working hard to get leaner and more efficient while continuing to invest prudently in the future. Continues to maintain a very reasonable financial safety net. [In my humble opinion], its current price is attractive relative to its prospects. Generally regarded as a strong company, it will be a popular choice if there's another mini-bull run … Even if not, it will pay off in 1-2 years.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Snap-on and Johnson & Johnson are Motley Fool Income Investor selections. The Home Depot is a choice of Inside Value. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.