Why Huntsman Is Poised to Outperform


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, chemical maker Huntsman has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Huntsman facts

Headquarters (founded)

Salt Lake City, Utah (1970)

Market Cap

$3.9 billion


Diversified chemicals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$11.2 billion


Founder/Chairman Jon Huntsman, Sr.

President/CEO Peter Huntsman

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$387.0 million / $3.7 billion

Dividend Yield




Dow Chemical


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

On CAPS, 95% of the 660 members who have rated Huntsman believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier today, one of those Fools, Nehams, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Huntsman has been on a major cost-cutting spree throughout 2012, results of which should start showing up soon. Two dwindling businesses seem to be catching up. Meanwhile, the company's strong hold in polyurethanes business should steer it. Growth plans look good, dividends remain decent.

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a strong four-star rating, Huntsman may not be your top choice.

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