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Why Procter & Gamble Is Poised to Bounce Back

By Brian D. Pacampara, CFA - Apr 25, 2013 at 9:34AM

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Market-trouncing returns could be written in this 4-Star.

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, consumer products gorilla Procter & Gamble (PG 1.53%) has earned a respected four-star ranking.  

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

Procter & Gamble facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Cincinnati (1837)

Market Cap

$210.7 billion

Industry

Household products

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$83.7 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Robert McDonald

CFO Jon Moeller

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

16.3%

Cash/Debt

$7.0 billion / $33.4 billion

Dividend Yield

3%

Competitors

Johnson & Johnson 

Kimberly-Clark

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 7,650 members who have rated Procter & Gamble believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, rmhjah, tapped Procter & Gamble as a particularly solid opportunity:

Although not a sexy company and definitely not a company that will make you rich overnight, they are a solid company with quality management. I have no idea if the iPhone 21S will be a huge hit 35 years down the road from now but I'm pretty sure people will still use soap to clean their bodies and laundry. There's a pretty good chance that men will still shave 35 years down the road and people will still have children that use diapers. I'm not looking to beat the S&P every year or have wonderful hidden stock advice at neighborhood BBQ's. I'm looking to put my children through college and retire comfortably while collecting a nice inflationary beating dividend.

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