Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, diversified power management company Eaton (NYSE:ETN) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Eaton facts

Headquarters (founded)

Cleveland, Ohio (1916)

Market Cap

$15.9 billion


Industrial machinery

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$16.0 billion


Chairman/CEO Alexander Cutler

Vice Chairman/CFO Richard Fearon

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$1.0 billion / $4.1 billion

Dividend Yield




Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI)

Parker-Hannifin (NYSE:PH)

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 888 members who have rated Eaton believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

This past summer, one of those Fools, All-Star ir4getful, tapped Eaton as a particularly attractive income opportunity:

Another value pick. Company closely tied to overall economy which should eventually improve. I also like their position in energy management and innovations (in home Nat Gas fueling stations, for example). Pay solid and growing dividend while I wait.

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