5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Eaton

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, diversified power management company Eaton (NYS: ETN) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Eaton facts

Headquarters (founded)

Cleveland (1916)

Market Cap

$13.1 billion


Industrial machinery

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$16.2 billion


Chairman/CEO Alexander Cutler
Vice Chairman/CFO Richard Fearon

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$811.0 million / $3.8 billion

Dividend Yield



Johnson Controls
Parker Hannifin

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 885 members who have rated Eaton believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those bulls, All-Star ir4getful, tapped Eaton as a particularly solid bargain opportunity:

Another value pick. Company closely tied to overall economy which should eventually improve. I also like their position in energy management and innovations (in home Nat Gas fueling stations, for example). Pay solid and growing dividend while I wait.

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