Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Cal-Maine Foods (NASDAQ:CALM), the nation's largest egg producer, has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Cal-Maine facts

Headquarters (founded)

Jackson, Miss. (1969)

Market Cap

$538.11 million


Farm products

TTM Revenue

$950.8 million


CEO Fred Adams Jr. (since 1969)
CFO Timothy Dawson (since 2005)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield



Michael Foods
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CAPS members bullish on CALM also bullish on:

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)
General Electric (NYSE:GE)

CAPS members bearish on CALM also bearish on:

ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM)
Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK)

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

Over on CAPS, 711 of the 749 members who have rated Cal-Maine -- or 95% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars toolboy2 and dmccartney, both of whom are ranked in the top 5% of our community.

Just last week, toolboy2 tapped Cal-Maine as an egg-cellent income opportunity:

Profit margins are strong vs. industry averages, and they have healthy investment returns. Debt to Equity is a bit high for my taste, but they pay a nice dividend that's sustainable, and produce a product that's a cheap source of protein and can be cooked a thousand ways!

In a pitch from late April, dmccartney also urged Fools to get crackin':

Consistent growing profits, a good dividend yield, and high % of insider ownership. It has an unusual dividend policy, paying out 30% of its net profits, so the dividends will vary with the profits. They're one of the biggest egg producers, and I would think eggs would be recession resistant. I think the stock has been beaten down partly because of pending legal action from the State of Oklahoma regarding illegal dumping of poultry waste into waterways. But this litigation is naming several companies other than Cal-Maine as well. Overall, a solid long-term performer and great value buy.

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