4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Hain Celestial

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, natural and organic foods distributor Hain Celestial Group (NAS: HAIN) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Hain Celestial facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Melville, N.Y. (1993)

Market Cap

$3.1 billion


Packaged foods and meats

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.4 billion


Founder/Chairman/CEO Irwin Simon
CFO Ira Lamel

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$29.9 million / $390.6 million


General Mills
Kraft Foods

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 485 members who have rated Hain Celestial believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those bulls, jules2012, touched on the powerful health trends working in Hain Celestial's favor:

After 10 years living Los Angeles and witnessing the healthy foods phenomenon rise from alternative to mainstream, with questionable hormones and chemicals in many foods and much more consumer awareness, add in a healthy fear of obesity, reality shows about losing weight, yoga as a sport, and gluten allergy awareness, it's moved from trendy to smart. It's here to stay.

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