Based on the aggregated intelligence of 165,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, packaged-foods giant Kraft Foods (NYSE: KFT) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Kraft facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Northfield, Ill. (2000)

Market Cap

$50.75 billion


Packaged foods

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$45.2 billion


Chairman/CEO Irene Rosenfeld

CFO Timothy McLevish

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$2.9 billion / $30.2 billion

Dividend Yield



General Mills (NYSE: GIS)

PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP)

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 2,421 members who have rated Kraft believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include CPACAPitalist and All-Star georcole, who is ranked in the top 5% of our community.

Less than two months ago, CPACAPitalist tapped Kraft as a great way to earn some income: "With a P/E of around 10, and a dividend yield of around 3.9% this is a good price for a company [whose] products will remain in demand during slow times, and the dividend helps smooth out the bumps in the market for a long term investor."

As the largest packaged foods company in North America, Kraft's massive scale, stable nature, and ubiquitous brands are what attracts our community to the shares. While Kraft's use of its own stock to acquire Cadbury has been widely criticized, the transaction helped it overtake Mars/Wrigley as the dominant company in the highly attractive confection business, as well. And with the stock currently sporting a higher dividend yield that rivals General Mills, PepsiCo, and ConAgra, several Fools think Kraft is one of the market's more satisfying income opportunities.

CAPS All-Star georcole explains:

If owning many of today's biggest brands is good for business, then [Kraft] is well placed to be highly successful for a long time to come. I know that Warren Buffett wasn't too happy with the price paid for Cadbury, but in time the price won't matter as long as it makes money. The overall returns just may not be as high as they could've been.

[Kraft] is currently paying a 4% dividend. That's pretty darn good for a company as solid as [Kraft]. I'll be holding this stock for somewhere around forever.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. PepsiCo is a Motley Fool Income Investor pick, and Motley Fool Options has recommended a diagonal call position on it. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.