Why McKesson Is Poised to Keep Rallying

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, pharmaceutical distributor McKesson has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

McKesson facts

Headquarters (Founded)

San Francisco (1833)

Market Cap

$24.5 billion

Industry

Health-care distributors

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$123.2 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO John Hammergren
CFO Jeffrey Campbell

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

18.8%

Cash/Debt

$2.8 billion / $3.6 billion

Dividend Yield

0.8%

Competitors

AmerisourceBergen
Cardinal Health

Owens & Minor


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

On CAPS, 96% of the 619 members who have rated McKesson believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, brenoboyle, touched on a few of the tailwinds working in McKesson's favor: "Increasing coverage for prescription drug benefits, very shareholder friendly consistent repurchases, patent cliff for pharma will led to more generic prescription drug coverage for which [McKesson] has higher margins."

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