Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, spices and seasonings specialist McCormick (NYSE:MKC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

McCormick facts

Headquarters (founded)

Sparks, Md. (1889)

Market Cap

$4.19 billion


Packaged Foods and Meats

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$3.16 billion


CEO Alan Wilson (since 2008)

CFO Gordon Stetz, Jr. (since 2007)

Return on Equity (average, last five years)


Dividend Yield


Other Highly Rated Packaged Food Stocks

PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP)

General Mills (NYSE:GIS)

CAPS Members Bullish on MKC Also Bullish on

Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG)

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CAPS Members Bearish on MKC Also Bearish on

Pfizer (NYSE:PFE)

Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL)

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. 

Over on CAPS, fully 239 of the 253 members who have rated McCormick -- some 94% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars CurmudeonDoug and TMFBuck.

A few months ago, CurmudeonDoug tapped McCormick as a simple way to spice up your investing life:

Leader in its industry, consistently profitable and well run. Top brands. Not glamorous, but a steady equity with a decent dividend history and yield. An excellent long-term addition to a conservative portfolio.

In a more recent pitch, TMFBuck expands on McCormick's management as a team seasoned to perfection:

Great brands, great market share. This well run business will benefit from global growth and sourcing. They will also make strategic acquisitions. In short, it generates oodles of cash flow and most importantly management has shown it won't waste that cash. They will reinvest it at high rates or pay it back in dividends.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. McCormick, PepsiCo, and Procter & Gamble are Motley Fool Income Investor picks. Pfizer is a choice of Inside Value. The Fool owns shares of Procter & Gamble. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.