Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-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.

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, Del. (1802)

Market Cap

$48.2 billion


Diversified chemicals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$32.69 billion


CEO Ellen Kullman (since 2008)

CFO Nicholas Fanandakis (since 2009)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Dividend Yield



Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM)

Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW)

Monsanto (NYSE: MON)

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 1,608 members who have rated DuPont believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include KnockoutMouse and All-Star TMFDeej, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community.

Just last month, KnockoutMouse listed several of DuPont's positives: "This is the worlds second largest seed producer and the food supply is only going to get tighter. High [return on investment] and pays a good dividend. Also undervalued right now."

Currently, DuPont even trades at an EV/EBITDA (9.1) discount to rivals Archer Daniels (10.5), Dow Chemical (10.4), and Monsanto (15.6), as well other ag-sensitive stocks such as PotashCorp (NYSE: POT) (21.1) and Mosaic (NYSE: MOS) (14.4).

CAPS All-Star TMFDeej expands on the outperform case:

I'm a little late to the party on this one, but I still think that [DuPont] has room to run. The price of corn is going to the moon now that the idiotic government is likely to extend the ethanol subsidy. 40% of our darn corn crop now goes towards ethanol. The sellers of seeds are likely to benefit. As an added bonus, chemical companies will benefit from an economic recovery, even a slow one ... which we seem to be in despite all of the naysayers out there. [DuPont] has a nice dividend yield to boot.

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