Why Unilever 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, consumer staples giant Unilever has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Unilever and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
London, U.K. (1885)
Packaged foods and meats
CEO Paul Polman (since 2008)
CFO Jean-Marc Huet (since 2010)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$3.7 billion/$13.2 billion
Procter & Gamble
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 872 members who have rated Unilever believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Best. Euro stock. EVER. Love this company so much: excellent gains in the past couple years I've owned it (despite tons of negative financials in Europe) AND has a steady and strong dividend to boot. Besides the fact that you see their staple products all around the world, from deodorant to peanut butter, this is definitely a "forever" stock you should keep in your portfolio.
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