5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Olin


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, chemical and ammunition specialist Olin (NYS: OLN) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Olin facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Clayton, Mo. (1892)

Market Cap

$1.61 billion


Diversified chemicals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.78 billion


Chairman/CEO Joseph Rupp
CFO John Fischer

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Dividend Yield



Dow Chemical (NYS: DOW)

Occidental Petroleum (NYS: OXY)

PPG Industries (NYS: PPG)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 530 members who have rated Olin believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star EnigmaDude, who is ranked in the top 2% of our community, and sOnTheIsle.

Earlier this month, EnigmaDude tapped Olin as a particularly timely bargain: "Looks like a good time to add this one again. Forward P/E < 9, P/S < 1.0 and a pretty decent earnings report."

Currently, Olin even sports a juicy dividend yield of 4%. That's higher than that of listed rivals like Dow (3.4%), Occidental (2.2%), and PPG (3%).

CAPS member sOnTheIsle expands on the Olin outperform case:

Solid earnings and growth including 300M contract with US Army. Severely and unfairly punished due to market mayhem low trade volume. Same thing will happen in reverse when the bulls come around. Oh, and very nice div with only 31% payout ratio!

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