4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: United Technologies

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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 building systems conglomerate United Technologies (NYS: UTX) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

United Tech facts

Headquarters (founded)Hartford, Conn. (1934)
Market Cap$67.1 billion
IndustryAerospace and defense
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$57.9 billion
ManagementChairman/CEO Louis Chenevert
CFO Gregory Hayes
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)22.6%
Cash/Debt$6.3 billion / $9.8 billion
Dividend Yield2.9%
CompetitorsBoeing
General Electric
ThyssenKrup

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,613 members who have rated United Tech believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this year, one of those Fools, RondoAZ, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

[United Tech] is one of a few conglomerates that has stayed true to the businesses. Carrier is HVAC, Otis moves people safely, Pratt Whitney is jet engines. All of them have a service content. All of them are global leaders. All of them have global leaders in their businesses and are managed that way. [United Tech] never fell into the trap of putting too much into side adventures, and their management while confident and competent always has healthy paranoia.

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

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