5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Siemens

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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, German industrial giant Siemens (NYS: SI) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Siemens facts

Headquarters (founded)Munich (1847)
Market Cap$76.7 billion
IndustryIndustrial conglomerates
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$98.7 billion
ManagementChairman/CEO Peter Loescher
CFO Joe Kaeser
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)15.4%
Cash/Debt$16.1 billion / $25.6 billion
Dividend Yield3.2%
CompetitorsABB
General Electric
Koninklijke Philips Electronics

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 902 members who have rated Siemens believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, 5kidsncollege, tapped the stock as a solid bargain opportunity: "[Siemens] has dropped to multi-year lows that may reflect more on the [E]uropean double-dip recession than its own prospects. It receives a large percentage of its revenue from foreign operations; every time the euro drops in value its goods and services will be more competitive in the international marketplace."  

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