Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, corn flour and tortilla producer Gruma (NYSE:GMK) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Gruma facts

Headquarters (founded)

San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico (1949)

Market Cap

$238.3 million


 Packaged Foods and Meats

TTM Revenue

$3.64 billion


Chairman/CEO Roberto Barrera

CFO Raul Cano


General Mills (NYSE:GIS),

Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL)

CAPS members bullish on GMK also bullish on:

Cemex (NYSE:CX),

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK)

CAPS members bearish on GMK also bearish on:

Ford Motor (NYSE:F),

General Motors (NYSE:GM)

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

Over on CAPS, all 104 All-Star members who have rated Gruma believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include JTShideler and OtherOracleOfOMA, both of whom are ranked in the top 7% of our community.

In December, JTShideler touched on Gruma's seemingly attractive stock price (which is even cheaper today): "This stock looks over sold to me. Economic downturn should not devastate food producers as much as luxury manufacturers and with its current valuation I think it is worth a nibble."

In a pitch from November, OtherOracleOfOMA takes a more balanced bullish view:

Even in a downturn, people gotta eat. [Gruma] is going to benefit from the intense brand loyalty that's developing for their products, especially amongst the rapidly growing Hispanic population in the USA. Margins are relatively thin, but falling commodity prices should help with that. My only big reservation is that they have no substantive, sustainable competitive advantage - their products can easily be replicated.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Chesapeake is a Motley Fool Inside Value pick. Cemex is a selection of Global Gains and Stock Advisor, and the Fool owns shares of it. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.