Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, U.S. auto giant Ford Motor (NYSE: F) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Ford facts

Headquarters (founded) Dearborn, Mich. (1903)
Market Cap $35.6 billion
Industry Automobile manufacturers
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $133.4 billion
Management President/CEO Alan Mulally (since September 2006)
CFO Robert Shanks (since April 2012)
Return on Capital (average, past 3 years) 4.3%
Cash/Debt $23.1 billion / $100.5 billion
Dividend Yield 2.2%
Competitors Chrysler Group
General Motors
Toyota Motor

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 80% of the 11,923 members who have rated Ford believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

A couple of months ago, one of those bulls, TMFCQuader, tapped Ford as a particularly refreshing opportunity:

Ford is seen to many as the "responsible sibling" in the automobile industry throughout the recession. Being the only one that didn't accept bailouts, it only proved that again. They did some potentially risky things to keep their company afloat, but they came out of the other side looking better than before.

Of course, this short pitch doesn't even come close to telling the entire story for Ford. You're in luck though. The Fool's brand new premium report on Ford tells all sides of the story for one of the most compelling turnaround stories in the world. You can grab your copy now, which comes with free updates for 12 months, by just clicking here.

Want to see how well (or not so well) the stocks in this series are performing? Follow the TrackPoisedTo CAPS account.