Based on the aggregated intelligence of 115,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, German industrial giant Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) 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 Siemens' business, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Siemens facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Munich, Germany (1847)

Market Cap

$65.95 billion


Industrial Conglomerates

TTM Revenue

$104.98 billion


CEO Peter Loescher (since 2007)
CFO Joe Kaeser (since 2006)

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 528 of 553 of the All-Star members who have rated Siemens -- some 95% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These Foolish bulls include kshepheard and Schmacko.

Last month, kshepheard had a few simple things to say about Siemens: "Solid fundamentals...when world economies pick up this stock will be part of that climb. good buying opportunity here..."

An earlier pitch from Schmacko in June shares that sentiment, highlighting the stock's sliding price (which has since dropped even further) as an overseas bargain opportunity:

A German version of GE. I like engineering and infrastructure plays and I tend to like foreign stocks/stocks with a lot of international exposure. This is a german blue chip that seems to be bouncing off of 52 week lows amid some controversy over corrupt/scandalous management. Hooray! They also apparently make devices that help cancer patients.

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