Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, chemical maker Huntsman (NYSE:HUN) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Huntsman facts

Headquarters (founded)

Salt Lake City, Utah (1970)

Market Cap

$1.11 billion


Diversified chemicals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$10.22 billion


Founder/Chairman Jon Huntsman, Sr.
CEO Peter Huntsman

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield



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CAPS members bullish on HUN also bullish on

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CAPS members bearish on HUN also bearish on


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

Over on CAPS, 337 of the 357 members who have rated Huntsman -- some 94% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star Babachrono, who is ranked in the top 5% of our community, and dickseacup.

Last week, Babachrono noted that Huntsman "has been beat down with the rest of its sector." Our CAPS member continues: "It's an undervalued company that has lots of room to grow as the economy recovers and its customers begin to increase their business. Has kept its dividend while other companies are slashing or ending theirs."

In a pitch from February, dickseacup tapped the company's case against Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank as a built-in bonus "option":

The chemical industry as a whole is down, due largely to imploding demand worldwide. Jon Huntsman has taken his companies through tough times before, though, and massive insider buys in late 2008 indicate execs and directors think he can do it again. … With a lawsuit pending against two major international banks, and Hexion/Apollo obligated to testify against their former financiers, [Huntsman] is likely to score more "free cash." It might take a year or two, but I think they'll come back just fine.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Johnson & Johnson is a Motley Fool Income Investor pick. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.