Why Ingersoll-Rand Is Poised to Outperform

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, diversified industrial company Ingersoll-Rand has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Ingersoll-Rand facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Dublin, Ireland (1905)

Market Cap

$15.9 billion

Industry

Industrial machinery

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$14.0 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Michael Lamach

CFO Steven Shawley

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

10.2%

Cash/Debt

$882.1 million / $3.2 billion

Dividend Yield

1.6%

Competitors

Johnson Controls

Illinois Tool Works

United Technologies


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

On CAPS, 97% of the 998 members who have rated Ingersoll-Rand believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, Motley Fool Co-Founder David Gardner (TMFSpiffyPop), succinctly summed up the outperform case for our community: "With spinoff, rise in dividend, and overall good business dynamics, seems like a good bet to beat the market in the year ahead. Outperform."

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The article Why Ingersoll-Rand Is Poised to Outperform originally appeared on Fool.com.

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