Why Olin Is Poised to Shoot Higher


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, chemical and ammunition company Olinhas earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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


Headquarters (founded)

Clayton, Mo. (1892)

Market Cap

$1.8 billion


Diversified chemicals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.2 billion


Chairman/CEO Joseph Rupp

CFO John Fischer

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$165.2 million / $713.7 million

Dividend Yield



Dow Chemical

Occidental Petroleum

PPG Industries

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 581 members who have rated Olin believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those bulls, hend6, highlighted Olin as a particularly solid income opportunity: "Diversified industry with a great dividend offering. Might not grow very much from this point, but should hold its ground and stay strong given the three primary industries [chlor alkali products, chemical distribution, and Winchester ammunition] it is involved in."

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