• Organic & Natural Food Producers: How Do The Players Stack Up?

    By BA McKenna - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, HAIN, LWAY, WWAV

    Consumers' appetites for organic foods have been voracious, driving U.S. sales from $11 billion in 2004 to $27 billion in 2012. Given that organics account for less than 5% of overall grocery sales, there's still plenty of growth potential left.

    An increasing number of food producers are eager to stock their products on Whole Foods Market's and other retailers' shelves in order to get a bigger piece more »

  • Ride the Wave With This Company

    By Mark Yagalla - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, HAIN, WWAV

    WhiteWave Foods (NYSE: WWAV) makes and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, and premium dairy products in North America and Europe. Its leading brands include Horizon Organic, Silk, Alpro, International Delight, and the company sells creamer under license from Land O'Lakes. Plant-based foods once represented a small, niche category, but have since become one of the fastest-growing segments in the food and beverage industry. The more »

  • Good For Your Health, But Is Going Organic Good For Your Portfolio?

    By Jamison Hill - August 18, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, SFM, TFM, WWAV, WFM

    Living in a notoriously organic-friendly place—the San Francisco Bay Area—nothing “earthy” surprises me anymore. Not even a catchy slogan. Driving down a rural road the other day, I passed one of the more clever bits of organic food promotion I have seen. The witty phrase was posted on the side of a fruit stand urging shoppers, "Don't Panic, It's Organic." Slogans like these, which started as more »

  • Going Green May Earn You Green

    By Denise Smith - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, HAIN, WFM

    Having a baby changed a lot of things. One of them is my shopping list. Before baby, I never would have considered buying the more expensive organic products. Now, I buy them without question. This led me to research the companies that make organic baby foods, toiletries and other products. It turns out that I am not the only consumer making these choices. This could open a door for new more »

  • 3 Companies That Are Good for Your Health

    By William Bias - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, DANOY.PK, WFM

    With healthcare costs on the rise, people demand healthier choices from their restaurants and grocery stores. Companies that cater to this rising trend have made their shareholders rich. The three companies below sell healthy food to a public who wants to live longer and curb ever rising healthcare costs.

    The growing healthy grocery store

    Founded in 1980, grocery store chain Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) sells natural and organic food more »

  • Organic Growth: 3 Healthy Stocks You Should Own

    By Ben Popkin - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, HAIN, WFM

    Natural and organic foods have taken the world by storm over the past years. The market rakes in over $30 billion a year in the U.S. alone and has been growing 10% each year. People are willing to pay a premium for foods that they perceive as being higher quality and nature friendly. As an investor, there are several stocks you can own to take advantage of this growing more »

  • Boomers' Babies Are a Bonanza for Business

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, CPB, HAIN

    Maybe you remember the 1987 movie, Baby Boom, about "tiger lady" J.C. Wiatt, businesswoman who becomes guardian to her toddler niece and starts an organic baby food business to support them. She then turns down a multi-million dollar buyout to keep the business at home. Cute movie, but the point is, since then organic baby food is now a multi-billion dollar business.

    The biggest player has been Hain Celestial more »

  • Three Hedge Fund Favorites With Upcoming Reports

    By John Macris - June 7, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, HRB, LULU

    The overall characteristic of the hedge fund industry has changed dramatically over the last several decades. While the catch phrase “hedge fund” continues to draw attention and captivate the investing public, many are beginning to question whether hedge funds can outperform the broader market going forward.

    Large hedge funds significantly outperformed the S&P 500 index from 1986–1996, earning a 1,400% return while the S&P returned only more »

  • 3 Home-Run Stocks for Baseball Season

    By Adem Tahiri - May 27, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, BZH, IRG

    Successful investing is one of life's pursuits that lends itself to endless metaphors. Because of the competition and the emotional toll involved when putting real money on the line, I always find that sports metaphors are especially fitting. So with the baseball season in full swing and the market uncertain, it's time for you to invest in some home-run stocks.

    Home-run stocks, usually small-caps, offer the possibility of more »

  • The Organic Suppliers to Benefit from the Expansion of Organic Stores

    By Mark Holder - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, BDBD, HAIN

    With the ongoing boom in natural and organic grocery stores, the apparent winners could be the suppliers of organic food. Not only are the major grocery stores moving more and more into organic foods, but also smaller specialty stores such as The Fresh Market and Sprouts Farmers Market are rapidly expanding.

    For investors who want to invest in the fast expanding sector, the question is whether to invest in the more »

  • This Stock Will Improve Your Portfolio’s Health

    By Harsh Chauhan - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, HAIN, WFM | Editor's Choice

    Stockholders of organic and natural foods company Hain Celestial (NASDAQ: HAIN) have had a pretty good time this year, with shares gaining around 20%. That’s even after the company dropped more than 3% last week after releasing its third-quarter results which weren’t up to the mark. A similar phenomenon was seen in February when Hain had reported disappointing results and issued a gloomy outlook.

    But, back then, I more »

  • Investing in the Organic Food Boom

    By Julian Willis - April 27, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, BDBD, HAIN

    The incredible growth of the organic food business in the U.S. and overseas, has been nothing short of spectacular. According to the Organic Trade Association's 2011 survey, U.S. sales of organic food and beverages have grown from $1 billion in 1990 to $26.7 billion in 2010. The Organic Monitor, an international research firm, pegged global organic sales at $54.9 billion in 2009, up from $50 more »

  • Investing in Organic Food

    By Sam Mattera - April 2, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, CMG, HAIN, UNFI, WFM

    The demand for organic food has exploded in the US over the last few years, and many companies have appeared to take advantage of the trend. Investors interested in organics should be familiar with a few companies in particular.

    Whole Foods (NASDAQ: WFM) is the primary publicly traded organic grocery store, while United Natural Foods (NASDAQ: UNFI) is a large distributor. Hain Celestial (NASDAQ: HAIN) owns many popular organic food more »

  • Hain Celestial Remains Optimistic

    By Eric Novinson - March 2, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, HAIN, UNFI, WFM

    Investors may have become more cautious about the health food market after Whole Foods (NASDAQ: WFM) and United Natural Foods (NASDAQ: UNFI) cut back their expectations. These announcements could have created an opportunity to pick up Terra Chips and Celestial Seasonings maker Hain Celestial (NASDAQ: HAIN) at an attractive price. Hain Celestial actually raised its own forecast last quarter. A recent study on organic tomatoes shows why Hain's products more »

  • Monday After the Bell: Earnings from Annie's, Norwegian Cruise Line, Masco

    By John Macris - February 11, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, MAS, NCLH

    As of this writing on February 8, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has closed at 13,992, very close to the key technical and psychological level of 14,000. Numerous analysts are commenting that the stock market has reached a so-called “triple top,” as the Dow Jones average reached an all-time high of 14,164 during October 2007.

    In addition to reaching near-record levels on the Dow Jones index, the more »

  • Don’t Throw This Stock, Stuff Your Portfolio With More of It

    By Harsh Chauhan - February 11, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, HAIN, WFM

    Natural and organic food company Hain Celestial (NASDAQ: HAIN) has witnessed solid growth in its top and bottom lines, but its shares have hit a rough patch of late. The stock has depreciated around 21% since it hit a 52-week high in early September last year, as there have been doubts as to whether Hain Celestial can sustain its momentum.

    Positives vs. negatives

    The company’s strategy of growing through more »

  • Say It Isn't Dough

    By Gerelyn Terzo - February 10, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, UNFI, WFM

    Since organic and natural foods company Annie's (NYSE: BNNY) issued a recall of the company's Rising Crust Frozen Pizza in January, the stock's performance has been relatively flat. The pizza was recalled because traces of metal were found in the dough as a result of a mechanical failure. Now that the company has removed the problem by switching flour suppliers, the frozen pizzas are back in the more »

  • Annie’s Shares Attractive Despite Frozen Pizza Hiccup

    By Chris Katje - January 22, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, BDBD, GIS, WFM

     Last week, shares of Annie’s Inc (NYSE: BNNY) saw an 11% decline. The reason for the drop was a voluntary recall of the company’s frozen pizza line. However, the decline that took shares all the way down to $34.38 now presents investors with near 52 week low prices and a huge buying opportunity.

    The company’s seven flavors of pizza, ranging in price from $7.99-$9 more »

  • Hain Celestial's Drop is Your Buying Opportunity

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - January 22, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, HAIN, UNFI

    With 4 of my last 5 blogs elaborating upon promising buy and hold food stocks, I can't help but feel like I have been hyperfocused on the sector as a whole.  And quite frankly, I believe much of this recent attention has been market aided, as they have sent a number of food stocks downwards, paring the gains from what had been a truly impressive start to the 2012 more »

  • Four Natural Food Stocks for Portfolio Health and Profit

    By Meryl Baer - January 21, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, BDBD, HAIN, WWAV

    The natural and organic foods and personal care products industry is a dynamic, growing business. New products, new companies and new consumers appear daily. Over the past few years the industry has emerged from the fringe marketplace of health nuts and special diet devotees to mass-market acceptance.

    Expansion continues as consumers become more health-conscious, intent on avoiding obesity, minimizing consumption of chemical-laden products, and interested in foods that might relieve more »

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