5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Molson Coors

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, beer maker Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE: TAP) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Molson Coors facts

Headquarters (founded)Denver (1873)
Market Cap$7.6 billion
IndustryBrewers
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$3.5 billion
Management

CEO Peter Swinburn (since 2008)

CFO Stewart Glendinning (since 2008)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)9.6%
Cash/Debt$1.1 billion / $2.0 billion
Dividend Yield3.0%
Competitors

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Carlsberg Breweries

Heineken

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 844 members who have rated Molson Coors believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, All-Star rd80, tapped Molson Coors as a refreshing income opportunity:

  • I usually think "large-cap" when looking for stable, dividend paying stocks. To get a little outside the box, I tried screening for mid-cap income stocks with lower-than-market volatility, good yield, reasonable valuation, 4 or 5-star CAPS ratings and earnings growth over past few years. The screen turned up a total of 15 names, including seven profiled in [this article].
  • [I]t's definitely not expensive now. Eleven-ish times earnings, 3% yield, and right around book value -- Molson Coors is worth a little more digging and a CAPS green thumbs-up.   

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At the time this article was published Fool contributorBrian Pacamparaowns no position in any of the companies mentioned.Motley Fool newsletter serviceshave recommended buying shares of Molson Coors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Fool'sdisclosure policyalways gets a perfect score.

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