Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, meat producer Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Tyson facts



Headquarters (founded)

Springdale, Ark. (1935)

Market Cap

$8.2 billion


Packaged foods and meats

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$33.4 billion


CEO Donnie Smith (since 2009)

CFO Dennis Leatherby (since 2008)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$951.0 million/$2.4 billion

Dividend Yield




Pilgrim's Pride (Nasdaq: PPC)

Smithfield Foods (UNKNOWN:UNKNOWN)

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 80% of the 356 members who have rated Tyson believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, hend6, highlighted the stock as a particularly stable opportunity:

Despite volatile food prices, Tyson's income is staying fairly steady. Their gross margin is very slim, but their net profit is still above water. A strong balance sheet for debt coverage helps, as well as a small dividend.

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