Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, defense contracting giant Lockheed Martin has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Lockheed and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Bethesda, Md. (1909)
Aerospace and defense
CEO Marillyn Hewson (since 2013)
CFO Bruce Tanner (since 2007)
Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)
Cash / Debt
$1.9 billion / $6.3 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 1,877 members who have rated Lockheed believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just yesterday, one of those Fools, scrooge007, tapped Lockheed as a particularly solid income opportunity: "Strong, multifaceted government contracts that subsidize its growth in other sectors. Coupled with good dividend history, this is more than a decent investment."
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