Why Lear Is Poised to Outperform
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Lear and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Southfield, Mich. (1917)
Auto parts and equipment
CEO Matthew Simoncini (since 2011)
CFO Jeffrey Vanneste (since 2012)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$1.4 billion / $626.3 million
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 109 members who have rated Lear believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
I've been impressed with Mick McGuire's (Marcato Capital Management) ability to unlock value in stocks as an activist investor. Lear is his latest initiative. He's urging the company to return more money to shareholders (as he usually does) by accelerating share buybacks, raising its dividend and seeking board seats.
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