Why Procter & Gamble Is Poised to Pop

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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, consumer products gorilla Procter & Gamble has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Procter & Gamble facts



Headquarters (founded)

Cincinnati (1837)

Market Cap

$223.5 billion


Household products

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$83.7 billion


Chairman/CEO Alan Lafley

CFO Jon Moeller

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$5.9 billion / $32.2 billion

Dividend Yield




Johnson & Johnson


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

On CAPS, 97% of the 7,674 members who have rated Procter & Gamble believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Just last week, one of those Fools, Gainster, succinctly summed up the Procter & Gamble bull case for our community:

Broad range of stellar brands, growth in developing countries, stable basic needs, cheap compared to Colgate Palmolive, good dividend stock, [Bill Ackman's] influence/return of Lafley (restructuring). I buy this to diversify and to own some solid stocks. I further see growth potential, but I'm not expecting too much of that.

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a strong four-star rating, Procter & Gamble may not be your top choice.

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The article Why Procter & Gamble Is Poised to Pop originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, and Procter & Gamble. The Motley Fool owns shares of Johnson & Johnson. 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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