5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Calavo Growers
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, avocado and guacamole seller Calavo Growers (NAS: CVGW) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Calavo's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Santa Paula, Calif. (1924)|
|Market Cap||$406.4 million|
|Industry||Packaged foods and meats|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$548.6 million|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Lecil Cole|
CFO Arthur Bruno
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||16.5%|
|Cash/Debt||$3.6 million / $51.3 million|
|Competitors||Chiquita Brands International|
Fresh Del Monte Produce
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 136 members who have rated Calavo believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
A virtual monopoly on Hass avocados now with diversified sourcing ... to counteract weather impacts on crop yields. A high dividend, a stake on undervalued Limoneira, and expansion into higher-margin processed foods... Solid long-term food play that will also benefit from changing diets and demographic expansion of Latin population in America.
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