5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Sysco

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, food distributor Sysco (NYSE: SYY  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Sysco facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston (1969)

Market Cap

$18.4 billion

Industry

Food wholesale

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$42.4 billion

Management

CEO William DeLaney, III (since 2009)
CFO Robert Kreidler (since 2009)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

27.8%

Cash/Debt

$691.3 million / $3.0 billion

Dividend Yield

3.4%

Competitors

Meadowbrook Meat Company
Performance Food Group
US Foods

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,323 members who have rated Sysco believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, All-Star Chemdawg, succinctly summed up the Sysco bull case for our community:

[W]orld dominating stock in its sector... the strong survive and the rest disappear when the times are hard... strong and growing dividend currently yielding nearly 3.5%... yes margins will be squeezed as food costs rise, but that will affect the entire industry and these guys are the best at what they do. [T]hey have a virtual monopoly in the restaurant business... buy and hold below $33.

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