Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, diversified consumer products company Fortune Brands (NYSE:FO) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Fortune facts

Headquarters (founded)

Deerfield, Ill. (1904)

Market Cap

$5.22 billion


Housewares and Specialties

TTM Revenue

$6.73 billion


CEO Bruce Carbonari (since 2008)

CFO Craig Omtvedt (since 2000)

Brands (segment)

Jim Beam (premium spirits), Moen (home and hardware), Titleist (golf)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield



Diageo (NYSE:DEO)


CAPS Members Bullish on FO Also Bullish on

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)

General Electric (NYSE:GE)

CAPS Members Bearish on FO Also Bearish on

Ford Motor (NYSE:F)

Citigroup (NYSE:C)

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

Over on CAPS, fully 585 of the 629 members who have rated Fortune -- some 93% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include dmpilot and LightningBub.

Just last month, dmpilot highlighted the company's rather eclectic blend of brands:

I find their product mix to be very fascinating. Controlling well known brands such as Jim Beam, Courvoisier, Sauza, Titleist, Footjoy, Master Lock, and Moen faucets. These brands are both credible and dominant in the marketplace and I don't see any weakness in any of the brands mentioned.

In a pitch from October, LightningBub also tapped Fortune as a diversified way to build long-term fortunes:

[Fortune] has excellent and proactive management group that recognizes quality and diversifies its portfolios as market trends change. Alcohol business solid. Short term business in golf (Foot Joy, Titleist), Moen faucets, Cabinetry business etc will be down due to economic softness. I especially like this stock in the mid 30's or below ... Long term (2-5 year) play.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Fortune Brands is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick. Diageo and Johnson & Johnson are selections of Income Investor. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.