Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, spices and seasonings specialist McCormick & Co. (NYSE:MKC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

McCormick facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Sparks, Md. (1889)

Market Cap

$9.7 billion

Industry

Packaged foods and meats

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$4.0 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Alan Wilson

CFO Gordon Stetz

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)

24.3%

Cash/Debt

$84.0 million/$1.2 billion

Dividend Yield

1.8%

Competitors

International Flavors & Fragrances 

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 439 members who have rated McCormick believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, stockdissector, succinctly summed up the McCormick bull case for our community:

This company expands and maintains distinction in the highly commoditized condiment and flavoring mix business through continual product, packaging innovation, and ubiquity. ... McCormick maintains an excellent balance sheet. The company's [401K] retirement plan owns 21% of the company meaning that its company employees possess a stake in the risks and rewards of the business.

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