Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, condiment king H.J. Heinz (NYSE: HNZ ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Heinz's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
||Chairman/CEO Bill Johnson
CFO Arthur Winkleblack
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
||$1.4 billion / $5.0 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 874 members who have rated Heinz believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last week, one of those bulls, TMFJLo, brought Heinz's solid fundamentals to our community's attention: "30% ROE, [net profit margin] of 7.9%, and 3.7% dividend yield. Debt-to-equity is currently high due to recent acquisitions, but sufficient cash holdings make debt affordable. I also love ketchup."
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