Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, specialty glass and ceramics giant Corning (NYSE:GLW) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Corning facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Corning, N.Y. (1851)

Market Cap

$24.8 billion


Electronic components

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$5.02 billion


CEO Wendell Weeks (since 2005)
CFO James Flaws (since 1997)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Cash / Debt

$3.08 billion / $2.02 billion

Dividend Yield



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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 3,327 members who have rated Corning believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include tuscanstar and bobbyabull.

Late last month, tuscanstar tapped Corning as a stock that would bounce, not break: "With the rebound of international markets, this company is in position to become an industry powerhouse. Great earnings potential and broad market scope."

In an earlier pitch, bobbyabull salivates over several of Corning's markets:

I like the market for fiber-optic cable, flat screen tv's and glass for notebooks. This company has a bit of a moat. They are poised to make a lot of money overseas, and the dollar isn't likely to become terribly strong anytime soon. The current and future P/E's are fair (as is the PEG) and they even yield 1.30% at these levels. Corning has been around for over 100 years and is well managed -- it should outperform.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. 3M and Microsoft are Motley Fool Inside Value picks. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.