Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, agriculture and food company Bunge (NYSE:BG) has earned a respected four-star ranking. While five-star stocks have been the best performers, our data has shown that four-star stocks still outshine the market by a significant margin and shouldn't be taken lightly; conversely, low-rated stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

Bunge facts

Headquarters (founded)

White Plains, New York (1818)

Market Cap

$6.78 billion


Agricultural products

TTM Revenue

$54.1 billion


Chairman/CEO Alberto Weisser (since 1999)
CFO Jacqualyn Fouse (since 2007)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield



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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 675 of the 714 members who have rated Bunge -- or 94% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include mulledover and TSIF, both of whom are ranked in the top 2% of our community.

In November, mulledover quickly touched on Bunge's global significance: "[Archer-Daniels-Midland], [Bunge] and (the unfortunately private) Cargill are the center of the grain/seed processing trading world."

In a more recent pitch from last week, TSIF elaborates on that bullish description. Here's a sample:

Integrated, global, complete chain. … Debt high, but great cash/cash flow. … Populations continue to grow, farmers will continue to produce, prices may fluctuate radically from year to year, but if price of goods is not greater than price to produce over the short run, it will equalize out one way or the other. (same with gold/metals/etc). Food, generally, like the average weight per person, tends to outperform the S&P. Also, did I mention eating and barley are hobbies of mine, so I might be a little biased, but I don't think so.

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