4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: SUPERVALU

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, grocery store operator SUPERVALU (NYS: SVU) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

SUPERVALU facts

Headquarters (Founded)Eden Prairie, Minn. (1871)
Market Cap$1.5 billion
IndustryFood retail
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$36.5 billion
ManagementCEO Craig Herkert (since 2009)
CFO Sherry Smith (since 2010)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)(41.1%)
Cash/Debt$196.0 million / $6.9 billion
Dividend Yield5%
CompetitorsKroger
Safeway
Wal-Mart

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 882 members who have rated SUPERVALU believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last month, one of those bulls, DargFool, highlighted SUPERVALU as a solid bargain opportunity:

Turn-around story. As the company deleverages by paying back debt from free cash flow, the share price multiple will expand once debt is brought back into balance.

From an operational perspective, their current focus on cost control, and value oriented markets will allow them to continue to generate cash even in difficult economic times.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Wal-Mart and SUPERVALU. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of and creating a diagonal call position in Wal-Mart, as well as buying calls in SUPERVALU. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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