Based on the aggregated intelligence of 115,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, chemicals giant DuPont (NYSE:DD) has earned a respected four-star ranking. While five-star stocks have been the best performers, our data has shown that four-star stocks still outshine the market by a significant margin and shouldn't be taken lightly; conversely, low-rated stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

DuPont facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Wilmington, Delaware (1802)

Market Cap

$37.80 billion


Diversified Chemicals

TTM Revenue

$32.29 billion


CEO Ellen Kullman (will replace Charles Holliday in January)

CFO Jeffrey Keefer

Return on Equity (average last three years)



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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 239 of 257 of the All-Star members who have rated DuPont -- some 93% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These Foolish bulls include iclarius and DemonDoug, both of whom are ranked in the top 20% of our community.

In March, iclarius noted that DuPont "is changing its company from a chemical company to agra-business. They are very much into the bio-engineering of agricultural products much the same way that Monsanto did back in the 90's. We should see some nice earnings from DuPont over the next year or so."

A more recent pitch from DemonDoug in July agrees with that sentiment, citing the company's pioneering nature as the reason to remain bullish:

Dupont has been around for 206 years, is involved in a lot of diverse things, the most exciting of which right now is agriculture. ... I am recommending Dupont based on their ability to innovate and create products like kevlar, that can be used for such diverse purposes from body armor protection to fire performance.

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