Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, industrial automation specialist Rockwell Automation has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Rockwell facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Milwaukee (1928)

Market Cap

$12.3 billion

Industry

Electrical components and equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$6.3 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Keith Nosbusch

CFO Theodore Crandall

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

38.2%

Cash/Debt

$1.3 billion / $1.2 billion

Dividend Yield

2.1%

Competitors

ABB

Emerson Electric

Siemens


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

On CAPS, 88% of the 273 members who have rated Rockwell believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, hend6, tapped Rockwell as a particularly solid opportunity:

Strong income growth over the last few years, and a strong balance sheet as well. Continual buybacks of stock along with their decent dividend yield make this a buy for me. Outperform might be a stretch, but something that should maintain or go up slightly.

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a strong four-star rating, Rockwell may not be your top choice.

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The article Why Rockwell Is Poised to Keep Popping originally appeared on Fool.com.

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