Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, aerospace and building systems conglomerate United Technologies has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

United Tech facts

Headquarters (founded)

Hartford, Conn. (1934)

Market Cap

$85.5 billion

Industry

Aerospace and defense

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$57.7 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Louis Chenevert

CFO Gregory Hayes

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

21.3%

Cash/Debt

$4.8 billion / $23.2 billion

Dividend Yield

2.3%

Competitors

Boeing

General Electric

Honeywell International


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

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,615 members who have rated United Tech believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those bulls, DanFPilot, succinctly summed up the United Tech bull case for our community:

A great core holding in a profitable, well-run enterprise. ... An outstanding company. Also, [United Tech] is the owner of Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engines that is truly a legend in the aviation industry. I could go on about [United Tech's] numbers but that would be somewhat pointless. Not a growth stock but a stable and consistent performer with a solid dividend history.

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The article Why United Tech Is Poised to Keep Rallying originally appeared on Fool.com.

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