4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Lockheed Martin

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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, defense contracting giant Lockheed Martin (NYS: LMT) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Lockheed facts

Headquarters (founded)Bethesda, Md. (1909)
Market Cap$28.2 billion
IndustryAerospace and defense
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$47.2 billion
ManagementChairman/CEO Robert Stevens
Vice Chairman/COO Christopher Kubasik
Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)29.4%
Cash/Debt$3.5 billion / $6.5 billion
Dividend Yield4.6%
CompetitorsBoeing
Northrop Grumman
Raytheon

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 1,873 members who have rated Lockheed believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, TMFCane, succinctly summed up the Lockheed bull case for our community: "Well diversified among government defense/security sectors, between aerospace, electronics, cyber/IT, and other systems. Has its fingers in too many areas to not succeed -- is still the US's biggest defense contractor and war's not going away any time soon, budget cuts or no."

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The article 4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Lockheed Martin originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Lockheed and Raytheon. 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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