Why Smucker Looks Scrumptious Long Term


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, food maker has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Smucker facts

Headquarters (founded)

Orrville, Ohio (1897)

Market Cap

$10.6 billion


Processed and packaged goods

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$5.9 billion


CEO Richard Smucker

COO Vincent Byrd

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$438.8 million/$2.1 billion

Dividend Yield



ConAgra Foods

Mondelez International

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 489 members who have rated Smucker believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Jason Moser (TMFJMo), tapped Smucker as a particularly tasty income opportunity:

Virtually every pantry in the US has something made by these guys. This by no means lights the world on fire, but it's a well-managed company with a good record of outperforming the market over long periods of time and that's partly thanks to the 2.1% and rising dividend yield. Looking for a holding for 5+ years? This is one to consider and I said so today on Investor Beat.

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a strong four-star rating, Smucker may not be your top choice.

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