Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, polymer products maker Landec (NASDAQ:LNDC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Landec facts

Headquarters (founded)

Menlo Park, Calif. (1986)

Market Cap

$138 million


Specialty Chemicals

TTM Revenue

$246.7 million


Chairman/CEO: Gary Steele

CFO: Gregory Skinner

Return on Equity (average, last three years)



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CAPS members bullish on LNDC also bullish on:

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD)


CAPS members bearish on LNDC also bearish on:


Centex (NYSE:CTX)

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

Over on CAPS, 98% of the 1,140 members who have rated Landec believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Capsperson and timbermen, both of whom are ranked in the top 10% of our community.

Early this month, Capsperson tapped Landec as a bargain-priced innovator:

I love this technology. Debt free with lots of cash for research and development. Actively exploring applications other than food products.

In a pitch from last month, timbermen elaborates on the powers of polymer:

These guys rock. They package and sell produce to [Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT)] and Asia. They sold their seed business to [Monsanto] but kept their seed coatings technology and made a new business venture out of licensing that technology back to the division they sold (that' like selling the bath water and then renting the new owner the baby). They make polymers that can abruptly change their physical properties at various temperature or other types of triggers, but more importantly they seem to have a very open mind with regard to possible applications of their technology.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Landec, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Middleby are Motley Fool Hidden Gems picks. IPG Photonics is a Rule Breakers recommendation. Wal-Mart is a choice of Inside Value. The Fool owns shares of IPG Photonics and Buffalo Wild Wings. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.