4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Tyson Foods

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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, meat producer Tyson Foods (NYS: TSN) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Tyson facts

Headquarters (founded)Springdale, Ark. (1935)
Market Cap$5.8 billion
IndustryPackaged foods and meats
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$33.3 billion
ManagementCEO Donnie Smith (since 2009)
CFO Dennis Leatherby (since 2008)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)8.7%
Cash/Debt$828.0 million / $2.5 billion
Dividend Yield1%
CompetitorsCargill
Pilgrim's Corp.
Smithfield Foods

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

On CAPS, 80% of the 353 members who have rated Tyson believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A few months ago, one of those Fools, RumbachStock, succinctly summed up the Tyson bull case for our community: "Consistent earnings, strong brand name, still plenty of room for international growth. Throw in some margin improvement, and you could have a [Warren Buffett-esque] investment."

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The article 4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Tyson Foods originally appeared on Fool.com.

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