5-Star Dividend Stocks Poised to Pop: Eaton

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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 power management company Eaton (NYS: ETN) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Eatonfacts

Headquarters (founded)

Cleveland, Ohio (1916)

Market Cap

$15.9 billion

Industry

Industrial machinery

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$16.0 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Alexander Cutler

Vice Chairman/CFO Richard Fearon

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

15.5%

Cash/Debt

$1.0 billion / $4.1 billion

Dividend Yield

3.4%

Competitors

ITT (NYS: ITT)

Johnson Controls (NYS: JCI)

Parker-Hannifin (NYS: PH)


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

On CAPS, 98% of the 888 members who have rated Eaton believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

This past summer, one of those Fools, All-Star ir4getful, tapped Eaton as a particularly attractive income opportunity:

Another value pick. Company closely tied to overall economy which should eventually improve. I also like their position in energy management and innovations (in home Nat Gas fueling stations, for example). Pay solid and growing dividend while I wait.

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

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