5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Hillenbrand

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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, funeral service products manufacturer Hillenbrand (NYS: HI) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Hillenbrand facts

Headquarters (Founded)Batesville, Ind. (2008)
Market Cap$1.2 billion
IndustrySpecialized consumer services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$960.9 million
ManagementCEO Kenneth Camp (since 2008)
CFO Cynthia Lucchese (since 2008)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)25.0%
Cash/Debt$16.0 million / $273.6 million
Dividend Yield4.1%
CompetitorsAurora Casket Company
Badger Meter
Matthews International

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

On CAPS, 99% of the 362 of the members who have rated Hillenbrand believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Earlier this month, one of those bulls, diegorgazzi, tapped Hillenbrand as a particularly solid income opportunity:

This stock is so cheap. ... Great boring business, something that would make Peter Lynch proud: construction of caskets, they're never going to run out of clientele, that's for sure. Nice [dividend yield] of about 4%.

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

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