Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, chemicals giant DuPont (NYSE:DD) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

DuPont facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Wilmington, Del. (1802)

Market Cap

$30.76 billion


Diversified chemicals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$26.75 billion


CEO Ellen Kullman (since 2009)

CFO Nicholas Fanandakis (since 2009)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$3.16 billion / $11.07 billion

Dividend Yield



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

On CAPS, 94% of the 1,450 members who have rated DuPont believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star Smittyh and mistercube.

This past summer, Smittyh tapped DuPont as an ideal way to get paid for your patience: "This is a strong company, fair moat, and great dividend waiting for the market to turn around. [DuPont] has weathered the storm and is poised to go forward."

In a pitch from last month, mistercube highlighted the stock's recent weakness as a perfect opportunity to pounce:

The run up beyond 35.00 made valuation seem just a tad inappropriate, given short-term uncertainty regarding 2009-2010 earnings, so I closed my previous green thumb.

Shortly thereafter, the news that [DuPoint's] forthcoming seed/corn technology would be delayed a few years was answered by the public with a 7% sell-off. My question has to be: Are we to believe these forecast 2011 and beyond agriculture-related earnings were priced in to that extent? Maybe they were, but I see this as yet another market overreaction. If that's the case, I don't mind playing the greater fool this time.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Dow Chemical is an Income Investor recommendation. American Express, Monsanto, and 3M are all Motley Fool Inside Value picks, and Apple is a selection of Stock Advisor. The Fool owns shares of American Express. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.