As an investor, I look for investments which does not compromise one fundamental factor for another. By this I mean, I look at stocks holistically, from their financial health to their future outlook. In the case of Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE:IR), it is a highly-regarded dividend-paying company with an impressive history of delivering benchmark-beating performance. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in digging a bit deeper into my commentary, read the full report on Ingersoll-Rand here.
Proven track record average dividend payer
IR delivered a satisfying double-digit returns of 20% in the most recent year. Unsurprisingly, IR surpassed the Machinery industry return of 13%, which gives us more confidence of the company's capacity to drive earnings going forward.
For those seeking income streams from their portfolio, IR is a robust dividend payer as well. Over the past decade, the company has consistently increased its dividend payout, reaching a yield of 1.7%.
For Ingersoll-Rand, I've put together three relevant aspects you should further research:
- Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for IR’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for IR’s outlook.
- Financial Health: Are IR’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
- Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of IR? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!
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