5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Sysco

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, food distributor Sysco (NYS: SYY) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Sysco facts

Headquarters (founded)Houston (1969)
Market Cap$17.5 billion
IndustryFood distributors
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$41.0 billion
ManagementCEO William DeLaney, III (since 2009)
CFO Robert Kreidler (since 2009)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)28.9%
Cash/Debt$336.5 million / $2.9 billion
Dividend Yield3.6%
CompetitorsMeadowbrook Meat
Performance Food Group
U.S. Foodservice

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,322 members who have rated Sysco believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those Fools, jfrankh57, highlighted Sysco as a particularly tasty income opportunity: "Solid product, good earnings can only get better as economy recovers. Decent dividend payout that isn't breaking the bank and an economic recovery will strengthen cash flow to continue support for the dividend."  

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