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Enough top-performing CAPS members have turned bullish on Kraft Foods (NYSE:KFT) recently to upgrade it from its long-held four-star rank to the highest-possible five stars. A total of 1,673 members have weighed in on Kraft, with many of them offering analysis and commentary explaining the recent optimism.

As the largest North American food maker, Kraft (along with the largest cereal maker, Kellogg (NYSE:K)), has taken steps to cut costs and spend more on advertising to attract customers. Price hikes have also helped improve revenue, and Kraft's sales rose 19.4 percent to $10.5 billion in the third quarter. The sale of Kraft's Post cereal brand helped earnings per share more than double, and management sees an easing of pressure from commodity price increases going forward.

The company's strong core brands, like Kool-Aid, macaroni and cheese, and Jell-O, are still faring well in the current economy, and Kraft is continuing to add more products that can sell at higher prices. Like General Mills (NYSE:GIS), Kraft has been able to increase prices to offset higher costs without significantly impacting total sales.

Investors are looking harder at large-cap stocks like Chevron (NYSE:CVX), Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), and Kraft, all of which pay a healthy dividend yield at a low risk of being cut significantly. In addition, stocks with strong retail value propositions, like Kraft, McDonald's (NYSE:MCD), or Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), are nice to have in portfolios during bad economies thanks to their recession-resistant qualities. With Kraft holding both qualities, more than 93% of the CAPS members rating the company expect it to outperform the market.

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Fool contributor Dave Mock recently upgraded his wardrobe by getting rid of everything he wore in high school. He owns shares of Coca-Cola. Kraft Foods is an Income Investor selection. Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola are Inside Value recommendations. The Fool's disclosure policy takes its hot dogs plump and its steaks rare.