5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Procter & Gamble

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, consumer products giant Procter & Gamble (NYS: PG) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Procter & Gamble facts

Headquarters (founded)Cincinnati (1837)
Market Cap$164.4 billion
IndustryHousehold products
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$85.4 billion
ManagementChairman/CEO Robert McDonald
CFO Jon Moeller
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)16.3%
Cash/Debt$4.0 billion / $33.1 billion
Dividend Yield3.8%
CompetitorsJohnson & Johnson

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 7,672 members who have rated Procter & Gamble believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, RyanG34, tapped management's recent restructuring efforts as a solid catalyst for outsized gains:

[Procter & Gamble] is cutting thousands of jobs and has ditched non-related companies in order to strengthen its core competencies. These efforts will pay off. Not to mention while you wait for these efforts to pay off you get a nice 3.7% dividend.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, and Unilever. Motley Fool newsletter services have also recommended creating a diagonal call position in Johnson & Johnson. 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 Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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