In Korea, diners enjoy a fermented stingray delicacy known as hongeo. This dish is also eaten in Iceland, where it is known as kaest skata. I am told it tastes like retching dipped in paraffin.

The way the market has been treating consumer stocks lately, you would think Wall Street is gazing at a supersized plate of hongeo. To see what I mean, look no further than the Consumer Discretionary SPDR index, which is down nearly 15% over the past year. Because of the mistake everyone's making now, this might be a good time to fish for consumer stocks.

With that in mind, I used our new CAPS screening tool to find out which solid consumer-goods companies the CAPS investing community is the most bullish on.

They have:

  • Market caps greater than $1 billion
  • Trailing three-year revenue growth of more than 5%
  • Price-to-earnings multiples below 25
  • Five-star ratings, the highest possible, from our CAPS community

Remember, in the first year for which we have data, five-star companies outperformed with an average gain of nearly 28%.


Share Price

Market Cap (in billions)




Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE: CL)



Darling Industries (NYSE: DAR)






Industrias Bachoco



Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI)



Paccar (Nasdaq: PCAR)



PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP)



Sadia (NYSE: SDA)



Tata Motors (NYSE: TTM)



Data from Motley Fool CAPS and Yahoo! Finance as of May 19.

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