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 and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Ford facts

Headquarters (founded)

Dearborn, Mich. (1903)

Market Cap

$66.9 billion


Automobile manufacturers

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$142.5 billion


President/CEO Alan Mulally (since 2006)

CFO Robert Shanks (since 2012)

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)



$24.2 billion / $107.6 billion

Dividend Yield



General Motors

Honda Motor

Toyota Motor

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

On CAPS, 80% of the 12,254 members who have rated Ford believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star gopyerk, succinctly summed up the Ford bull case for our community:

A true story of American business adaptation. Didn't take govt. money, renegotiated and played hard ball with the union to force concessions to save the business. Redeveloping products and making exciting vehicles that are on the mark in terms of safety and industry standards, while still adding some appeal to the mass consumer unlike any time in the past 20 years. All signs are go.

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