5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Darling International


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

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

Darling facts

Headquarters (founded)

Irving, Texas (1882)

Market Cap

$2.2 billion


Agricultural products

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.7 billion


Chairman/CEO Randall Stuewe
CFO Colin Stevenson

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$72.3 million / $250.0 million


Baker Commodities
Restaurant Technologies

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,162 members who have rated Darling believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Justin Loiseau (TMFJLo), offered a cautiously optimistic take on Darling's prospects: "I'm willing to go green on this one for now, but will be interested to see where the food waste sector goes. Darling is a creative company finding value where others don't (i.e. stale bread), but its model may not be scalable if companies get serious about their own efficiency and cut back on the large amounts of waste [Darling] needs to survive."

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