4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Ford Motor

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, U.S. auto giant Ford Motor (NYS: F) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Ford facts

Headquarters (founded)Dearborn, Mich. (1903)
Market Cap$42.9 billion
IndustryAutomobile manufacturers
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$135.6 billion
ManagementPresident/CEO Alan Mulally (since September 2006)
CFO Robert Shanks (since April 2012)
Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)3.8%
Cash/Debt$22.7 billion / $99.5 billion
Dividend Yield1.7%
CompetitorsChrysler Group
General Motors
Toyota Motor

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

On CAPS, 80% of the 11,757 members who have rated Ford believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A few weeks ago, one of those Fools, dneedle1, tapped Ford as a particularly tempting bargain pick:

Ford, like its older brother GM, is hugely undervalued. As Ford's profits increase in the US it will begin to pay down its hefty debt load, providing a nice boost to both earnings and its P/E ratio, as the market stops obsessing over Ford's debt. Europe will take time, but will eventually straighten itself out, while the US is going to have demand of nearly 15 million cars this year and probably 16 next year and more in 2014.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Ford. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Ford and General Motors, as well as creating a synthetic long position in Ford. 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 Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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