4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Campbell Soup

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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, food products specialist Campbell Soup Company (NYS: CPB) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Campbell facts

Headquarters (founded)Camden, N.J. (1869)
Market Cap$10.9 billion
IndustryPackaged foods and meats
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$7.7 billion
ManagementCEO Denise Morrison (since 2011)
CFO B. Craig Owens (since 2008)
Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)20.9%
Cash/Debt$332.0 million / $3.0 billion
Dividend Yield3.4%
CompetitorsGeneral Mills
H.J. Heinz
Kraft Foods

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

On CAPS, 90% of the 556 members who have rated Campbell believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Earlier this month, one of those Fools, TMF1000, tapped Campbell as a tasty income opportunity:

[T]he real attraction is the dividend of $1.16 which gives them a yield of 3.4%. ...

I don't think the [market lows] of October 4, 2011, but we may get a fairly good correction, having a fair share of dividend payers is a good way to stabilize one's portfolio. [Campbell], among many others is a good addition to one's portfolio. When I buy these I simply try to buy more at better and better dividend yield points.

Campbell is a good inflation fighter, over any given 20 year period.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Heinz. 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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