Why ConAgra Is Poised to Outperform in 2013
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, food company ConAgra Foods has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at ConAgra and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Omaha, Neb. (1919)
CEO Gary Rodkin (since 2005)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
$476.8 million / $3.6 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 90% of the 693 members who have rated ConAgra believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
[T]he recently announced plan to purchase private label [Ralcorp Holdings ] broadens their reach in consumer packaging. Margins will improve as a result of improved raw costs and addition of private label packaging. Volume trends are improving.
Shares of ConAgra have a 3.40% dividend yield, based on last night's closing stock price of $29.39. The stock has technical support in the $27-$28 area.
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