Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, chemical maker Huntsman
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Huntsman's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Salt Lake City (1970)|
|Market Cap||$3.34 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$10.43 billion|
|Management||Founder/Chairman Jon Huntsman Sr.
President/CEO Peter Huntsman
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||13.5%|
|Cash/Debt||$683 million / $4.19 billion|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 630 members who have rated Huntsman believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars ajm101 and fellow Fool Rich Duprey (TMFCop), both of whom are ranked in the top 15% of our community.
Just last week, ajm101 included Huntsman in an attractive group of bargains: "I added a basket of specialty chemical manufacturers in the panic as they seemed most oversold."
Huntsman, in particular, sports an extra-paltry forward P/E of 6.5. That represents a discount to listed rivals like 3M (11.8), Dow (8.3), and DuPont (10.2).
Rich elaborates on the bargain opportunity:
The penny per share earnings miss didn't justify losing almost a third of its market cap. Higher oil prices certainly played a key role in the higher costs it experienced, but lousy economic numbers has caused price at the barrel to drop 10% over the past two weeks. A weaker economy isn't a net positive for the specialty chemicals maker, but the sell-off was overwrought and Huntsman should be able to bounce back from here.
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