5-Star Dividend Stocks Poised to Pop: H.J. Heinz

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, condiment king H.J. Heinz (NYS: HNZ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Heinz facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Pittsburgh (1869)

Market Cap

$18.6 billion

Industry

Consumer goods

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$11.6 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Bill Johnson
CFO Arthur Winkleblack

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

14.1%

Cash/Debt

$985.4 million / $5.0 billion

Dividend Yield

3.6%

Competitors

Campbell Soup (NYS: CPB)
ConAgra Foods
(NYS: CAG)


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

On CAPS, 95% of the 893 members who have rated Heinz believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, dreamjob, succinctly summed up the Heinz bull case for our community:

A well managed company with a strong brand. Selling at a 'fair' price. I would like it cheaper, but I'm willing to pay up for the solid free cash flow and the legitimate earnings. There's a nice dividend there to reinvest.

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The article 5-Star Dividend Stocks Poised to Pop: H.J. Heinz originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara and The Motley Fool have no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend H.J. Heinz. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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