5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Carlisle

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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, diversified manufacturer Carlisle Companies (NYS: CSL) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Carlisle facts

Headquarters (founded)Charlotte, N.C. (1917)
Market Cap$3.2 billion
IndustryIndustrial conglomerates
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$3.5 billion
ManagementChairman/CEO David Roberts (since 2007)
CFO Steven Ford (since 2008)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)13.1%
Cash/Debt$78.4 billion / $699.5 million
Dividend Yield1.4%
CompetitorsDover
Newell Rubbermaid
Wabash National

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 236 members who have rated Carlisle believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, DrGoldin, succinctly summed up the Carlisle bull case for our community:

[H]ere we have an undervalued stock that is also doing nothing but growing. Double win, no? Management seems to be on the ball, too, eliminating net losers. As another [F]ool said, this company makes all sorts of boring things that are always going to be needed.

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The article 5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Carlisle originally appeared on Fool.com.

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