4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: L-3 Communications
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, military contractor L-3 Communications Holdings (NYS: LLL) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at L-3's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||New York (1997)|
|Market Cap||$7.2 billion|
|Industry||Aerospace and defense|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$15.2 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Michael Strianese CFO Ralph D'Ambrosio|
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||14.2%|
|Cash/Debt||$493.0 million / $4.1 billion|
Source: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 947 members who have rated L-3 believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Long-term contrarian pick. ... Get a nice $2 dividend every year (2.9% yield) while waiting.
Currently depressed because of military spending cuts in the U.S. and elsewhere, but this won't last forever so it seems like a good opportunity to add this while prices are depressed. Existing aircraft will still need to be maintained and upgraded.
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