Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, meat and food products producer Hormel Foods (NYS: HRL) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Hormel's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Austin, Minn. (1891)
Packaged foods and meats
CEO Jeffrey Ettinger
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
$573.5 million / $250 million
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
This past summer, Cinquero tapped Hormel as a scrumptious international selection: "[G]lobal food player. [G]lobal population growth and rise of the East."
Over the past three years, Hormel has even grown its dividend at a solid rate of 11.4% annually. That's faster than competitors like ConAgra (6.6%), Kraft (2.4%), and Tyson (0%).
CAPS All-Star BKITU elaborates on the bull case:
Exactly the type of stock that will perform well as globalization increases. Cheap staples/consumables for convenience and comfort, simple luxuries, and so on. Increasing middle classes in developing countries will be looking for things like this. On top of that, the company is a proven performer, and has excellent revenue and earnings per-employee versus its peers in the market.
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