Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, drug giant GlaxoSmithKline has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Glaxo and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Brentford, U.K. (1935)
CEO Andrew Witty (since 2008)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
Cash / Debt
$5.8 billion / $28.1 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 1,440 members who have rated Glaxo believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Healthcare industry, 5.28% [dividend yield], low dividend payout percent, history of growing dividend, pharmaceutical with a reasonable pipeline. Depressed earnings due to European crisis and a couple drugs coming off patent protection. Prognosticators are expecting flat earnings for the next two years. With a dividend reinvest position, flat earnings are fine by me. Can you say cash cow? Share acquisition time people.
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