4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Kellogg

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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, cereal giant Kellogg (NYS: K) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Kellogg facts

Headquarters (founded)Battle Creek, Mich. (1906)
Market Cap$19.0 billion
IndustryPackaged foods
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$13.2 billion
ManagementCEO John Bryant (since 2011)
CFO Ronald Dissinger (since 2010)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)61.2%
Cash/Debt$460 million / $6.0 billion
Dividend Yield3.2%
CompetitorsGeneral Mills
Nestle
Ralcorp Holdings

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

On CAPS, 92% of the 927 members who have rated Kellogg believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, All-Star huddaman, highlighted the stock a tasty way to play defense:

It's a market perform. It's meant to hold the fort. However, if the market dips, there will be periods when this stock will show outperformance. Any earnings growth over 5-6% a year is a bonus. Also today's [price-to-earnings] 15.50 is slightly lower than historic P/E recently of past 5 years of around 18-19.  

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. 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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