Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, meat producer Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Tyson's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Springdale, Ark. (1935)|
|Market Cap||$5.8 billion|
|Industry||Packaged foods and meats|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$33.3 billion|
|Management||CEO Donnie Smith (since 2009)
CFO Dennis Leatherby (since 2008)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||8.7%|
|Cash/Debt||$828.0 million / $2.5 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 80% of the 353 members who have rated Tyson believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
A few months ago, one of those Fools, RumbachStock, succinctly summed up the Tyson bull case for our community: "Consistent earnings, strong brand name, still plenty of room for international growth. Throw in some margin improvement, and you could have a [Warren Buffett-esque] investment."
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