Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, diversified industrial firm Ingersoll-Rand has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Ingersoll-Rand and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Dublin, Ireland (1905)
Chairman/CEO Michael Lamach
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
$929.6 million / $3.3 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 998 members who have rated Ingersoll-Rand believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just yesterday, one of those bulls, fellow Fool John Divine (TMFDivine), succinctly summed up the bull case for opportunity: "[Ingersoll-Rand] just announced plans to spin off its security business, bumped its dividend 31%, and announced a share buyback program. Usually spinoffs end up creating value for both the original company and the new one; I think these recent developments make the stock a long-term winner."
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