Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Swiss agrochemical giant Syngenta (NYSE:SYT) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Syngenta facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Basel, Switzerland (1999)

Market Cap

$21.1 Billion


Agricultural Chemicals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$10.98 Billion


CEO Michael Mack (Since 2008)

CFO John Ramsay (Since 2007)

Return on Equity (Average, Past Three Years)


Dividend Yield



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CAPS Members Bullish on SYT Also Bullish on

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CAPS Members Bearish on SYT Also Bearish on


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

On CAPS, 504 of the 516 members who have rated Syngenta -- 98% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include PuntoBrain and mtinvest.

Early this year, PuntoBrain likened Syngenta to another highly rated agribusiness:

This is an alternative to Monsanto, which is the real big dog in the agricultural genomics biz. Syngenta isn't as well known and doesn't seem as aggressive a company as [Monsanto], but pays a higher dividend. ... [T]his is a growth business and [Syngenta] is the European play on that market.

In a more recent pitch from last week, mtinvest helps grow that sentiment:

Swiss based agricultural biotechnology company. Crop protection products are Syngenta's largest source of revenue; in particular herbicides, fungicides and insecticides. Seed care products and nonselective herbicides are the fastest growing product lines within the crop protection product line. Syngenta has many strong brands and more to be launched in the near term future. And the R&D spending increases year by year.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.