4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Boeing

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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, aerospace and defense giant Boeing (NYS: BA) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Boeing facts

Headquarters (founded)Chicago (1916)
Market Cap$53.6 billion
IndustryAerospace and defense
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$73.2 billion
ManagementChairman/CEO James McNerney Jr.
CFO Gregory Smith
Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)17.2%
Cash/Debt$10.5 billion / $11.6 billion
Dividend Yield2.4%
CompetitorsLockheed Martin
Northrop Grumman

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

On CAPS, 91% of the 4,259 members who have rated Boeing believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last week, one of those Fools, zoombag, succinctly summed up the outperform case for our community: "Boeing continues to build backlog in the commercial aircraft business, and will likely begin to acquire strategic defense firms as the defense industry continues to consolidate, opening new opportunities for efficiencies and growth."

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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