Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, spices and seasonings specialist McCormick & Co. (NYSE:MKC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

McCormick facts



Headquarters (founded)

Sparks, Md. (1889)

Market Cap

$9.6 billion


Packaged foods and meats

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$4.0 billion


Chairman/CEO Alan Wilson

CFO Gordon Stetz

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$95.7 million/$1.2 billion

Dividend Yield



International Flavors & Fragrances

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 428 members who have rated McCormick believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Jason Moser (TMFJMo), succinctly summed up the McCormick bull case for our community:

I gave this the green thumb on Investor Beat today. Unbelievable business with a reach everywhere. Solid returns on equity, generates lots of cash. Wouldn't be shocked at all to see [Berkshire Hathaway] buy this one day.

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