Based on the aggregated intelligence of 150,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, convenience store chain Pantry (NASDAQ:PTRY) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Pantry facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Cary, N.C. (1967)

Market Cap

$308 million


Food and staples retailing

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$6.5 billion


CEO Terrance Marks (since 2009)

CFO Frank Paci (since 2007)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$180 million / $1.24 billion

Key Suppliers

ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM)

General Electric (NYSE:GE)

Chevron (NYSE:CVX)

Major Shareholders, Stake

T. Rowe Price Group (NASDAQ:TROW), 11.6%

Blackrock (NYSE:BLK), 5.2%

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 260 members who have rated Pantry believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars Pogue1245 and elkwingcaddis, both of whom are ranked in the top 15% of our community.

Three weeks ago, Pogue1245 tapped Pantry as a particularly pleasant pick:

I like The Pantry, it's the 7-11 of the Southlands. People go there in their PJs for that morning cup of coffee. The gas pumps are a draw, and it's that big X on the mental map for anyone looking for some lottery tickets, smokes, sugary or salty snacks, a fountain drink, candy, what have you. The employees always have a smile and a friendly word of two. Buy and hold in my view.

In a pitch from three days earlier, elkwingcaddis echoes that sentiment:

This owner of Convenience Stores currently has a tiny P/E ratio and is generating significant cash from its operations. This is one industry that may see increased consolidation in the near future which would likely make the Pantry an acquisition target. Only downside I see is that their most significant assets are their stores and the real estate decline could reduce their value. Still stock should move in the positive direction over the next couple of years if they keep their sales and cash flow numbers at these levels.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.