4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: B&G Foods

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, shelf-stable foods specialist B&G Foods (NYS: BGS) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

B&G facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Parsippany, N.J. (1996)

Market Cap

$836.2 million


Packaged foods and meats

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$527.9 million


CEO David Wenner

CFO Robert Cantwell

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$101.5 million / $477.9 million

Dividend Yield



General Mills (NYS: GIS)

J.M. Smucker (NYS: SJM)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 213 members who have rated B&G believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include empraptor and All-Star TMF1000, who is ranked in the top 0.5% of our community.

Just last month, empraptor tapped B&G as a rather tasty income opportunity: "I figure canned foods is a good business to be in in this economy and I figure dividend will make this stock more attractive as yield from other investment options drop."

In fact, B&G currently boasts a juicy dividend yield of 4.8%. That's higher than that of much larger food stocks like General Mills (3.3%), J.M. Smucker (2.7%), and Kraft (NYS: KFT) (3.4%).

CAPS All-Star TMF1000 expands on the B&G outperform argument:

The dividend yield is 5%. That wouldn't be enough for me to add this company, but they were on fire before the mini-crash. They are introducing healthier food products like the Ortega whole wheat taco shell. That new product has been a good one for them. Transportation costs hurt them, but gas prices are lower now and should help the next quarter. They produced $22 million in cash flow for the first six months of the year. And made $1.82 per share in cash flow in 2010. TTM cash flow is $71 million or $1.46 per share giving them a cash flow yield of 8.7%. Very cheap.

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