4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: United Tech

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, aerospace and defense conglomerate United Technologies (NYS: UTX) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

United Tech facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Hartford, Conn. (1934)

Market Cap

$69.6 billion


Aerospace and defense

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$58.1 billion


Chairman/CEO Louis Chenevert
CFO Gregory Hayes

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$6 billion / $11.4 billion

Dividend Yield



General Electric

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,589 members who have rated United Tech believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those bulls, RondoAZ, tapped the stock as a solid selection:

[United Tech] is one of a few conglomerates that has stayed true to the businesses. Carrier is HVAC, Otis moves people safely, Pratt Whitney is jet engines. All of them have a service content. All of them are global leaders. All of them have global leaders in their businesses and are managed that way. [United Tech] never fell into the trap of putting too much into side adventures, and their management while confident and competent always has healthy paranoia. Look for a 5 year double in the price of the stock after a probable split.

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