McKesson: 4-Star Stocks Poised to Outperform
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, pharmaceutical distributor McKesson (NYS: MCK) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at McKesson and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
San Francisco (1833)
Health care distributors
Chairman/CEO John Hammergren
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$2.8 billion / $3.6 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 619 members who have rated McKesson believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
[McKesson's] growth has been slow over last 5 years. Not as good or anywhere near the historic company performance. ... However, their ROIC and ROE are [very high], and they are using excess cash to buy back shares. Shares outstanding down from [306M in 2006] to [236M today]. That's really incredibly awesome. The stock no wonder grew approx 100% between 2006 and today (with dividends). They can repeat this performance again.
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