Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, food maker J.M. Smucker (NYSE:SJM) has earned a coveted five-star ranking. Our data has shown that five-star stocks outperform the market by a significant margin; conversely, one-star stocks woefully lag the market average.

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

Smucker facts

Headquarters (founded)

Orrville, Ohio (1897)

Market Cap

$5.14 billion


Processed and Packaged Goods

TTM Revenue

$2.76 billion


Co-Chairman/Co-CEO Timothy Smucker

Co-Chairman/Co-CEO Richard Smucker

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield



Kraft Foods (NYSE:KFT),

ConAgra Foods (NYSE:CAG)

CAPS members bullish on SJM also bullish on:

Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO),

Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG)

CAPS members bearish on SJM also bearish on:

General Motors (NYSE:GM),

Boeing (NYSE:BA)

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

Over on CAPS, 241 of the 249 members who have rated Smucker -- or 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include moontrade and CAPS All-Star SecretCzar.

In October, moontrade noted that "you've probably got their products in your pantry, in your fridge, and in your camping and survival kits. This solid turtle stock just keeps plodding safely along, good times or bad. Dividends paid on a quarterly basis since 1960 sweeten the deal."

In a pitch from three days earlier, SecretCzar elaborates on Smucker's strong points:

Great family type company run with the machinery of large corporation. Name-brand products, good cash flow, respectable dividend. Smart acquisitions - most notable includes Folgers and Jif (I mean, come on, what goes better with jelly than peanut butter)? This company will soon corner the breakfast market... then they will own the middle section of the grocery store... then they will rule the entire world. I can't wait to see what they do next... but don't expect rapid fire returns. This is one for the long term - not a buy and sell.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Kraft is a Motley Fool Income Investor pick and Coca-Cola is a choice of Inside Value. The Fool owns shares of Procter & Gamble. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.