Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, defense contracting giant Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Lockheed facts

Headquarters (founded)

Bethesda, Md. (1909)

Market Cap

$28.0 billion

Industry

Aerospace and defense

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$47.2 billion

Management

CEO Marillyn Hewson (since 2013)

CFO Bruce Tanner (since 2007)

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)

32.5%

Cash / Debt

$1.9 billion / $6.3 billion

Dividend Yield

5.2%

Competitors

Boeing

Northrop Grumman

Raytheon

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 1,877 members who have rated Lockheed believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, scrooge007, tapped Lockheed as a particularly solid income opportunity: "Strong, multifaceted government contracts that subsidize its growth in other sectors. Coupled with good dividend history, this is more than a decent investment."

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