Why Snap-On Is Poised to Keep Surging

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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, tool maker Snap-On has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Snap-On facts

Headquarters (founded)

Kenosha, Wis. (1920)

Market Cap

$4.7 billion

Industry

Industrial machinery

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$3.1 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Nicholas Pinchuk

CFO Aldo Pagliari

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

17.4%

Cash / Debt

$211.2 million / $981.9 million

Dividend Yield

1.9%

Competitors

Danaher

Home Depot

Stanley Black & Decker


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

On CAPS, 93% of the 210 members who have rated Snap-On believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, bnmanager, succinctly summed up the Snap-On bull case for our community:

The company is known for its tools. The company also is growing with new products coming out. ... [M]argins are improving as well. The company also pays a stable growing dividend. This is a long term, stable company I believe.

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The article Why Snap-On Is Poised to Keep Surging originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Home Depot. 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 Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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