B&G Foods, Inc.

  • Inorganic Growth Is Yielding Results for This Company

    By Amal Singh - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: BGS, GIS, SJM

    B&G Foods (NYSE: BGS) is a packaged and processed foods company with a number of brands and an impressive range of food products. Its strategy of growing through acquisitions has always helped it in increasing its customer base in its various markets in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

    A look at the company's product portfolio reveals over 30 established brands like Mrs Dash, Cream Of Wheat more »

  • Free Cash Flow Means High Returns

    By Casey Hoerth - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: BGS, CLB, PSA

    In valuing a stock, many investors simply look at earnings per share or, at the most, net income, and think they're done. I think that's a mistake. Investors, especially dividend investors, should pay close attention to free cash flow, or FCF, too. Why? For one, free cash flow is harder to "tinker with" than net income.  

    But I think it's even more important than that. Often times more »

  • Will This Company Bite Off More Than It Can Chew?

    By Leo Sun - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: BGS, FDP, PF, UL

    When most investors think of the packaged foods industry, they tend to think of it as a mature, slow-growth sector dominated by conglomerates such as General Mills and Kraft Foods. Yet they should pay attention to a new kid on the block, Pinnacle Foods (NYSE: PF), which went public in March at $20 per share and has since risen 20%.

    Pinnacle Foods, which sells Vlasic Pickles, Duncan Hines, Mrs. Butterworth more »

  • What to Look for in July 18 Earnings Releases

    By Damon Churchwell - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: BGS, GPC, HUBG, TZOO

    Earnings season will officially be in full swing when July 18 rolls around. For one, a major auto parts supplier might help to indicate just how robust the automotive market rebound is. In addition, a wholesale food company, ground shipper, and travel website operator may provide a feel of how their respective markets are shaping up. Here's a look at the companies to watch:

    Auto parts firm growing internally more »

  • Why A Medical Group's Decision Could Be Bullish For Snack Foods

    By BA McKenna - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: BGS, FLO, SJM, LNCE

    In a controversial move, the American Medical Association, or AMA, voted on June 18 to classify obesity as a "disease."

    I don't doubt that many AMA members have good intentions (others' motives are, perhaps, not so pure). However, I think the move is ill-advised.

    Investment implications: the law of unintended consequences

    When there's a major policy change -- either governmental or influential industry group -- there are usually investment implications more »

  • These Companies Are Still Looking to Grow

    By Mark Yagalla - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: BGS, PF, UL

    B&G Foods (NYSE: BGS) and Pinnacle Foods (NYSE: PF) are set to bid against one another for the Wish-Bone salad dressing brand from Unilever (NYSE: UL). The expected price is to be $400 million to $500 million. Both B&G and Pinnacle are looking to add to their food brands, while Unilever is looking to divest non-core assets and focus on its personal-care business. A sale of Wish-Bone for more »

  • Three Growing Companies Building Powerful Brands

    By Reuben Brewer - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: BGS, CHD, JNJ

    B&G Foods (NYSE: BGS) just announced plans to buy Robert's American Gourmet Food, best known for its Pirates Booty brand. This is likely to be another in a long series of solid acquisitions for this brand extension expert.

    Little Company, Big Brands

    B&G started life with a collection of smaller brands that are dominant in their niches. Pickles and molasses are two examples. The company, however, quickly more »

  • Is This Company a Buy After Its Latest Move?

    By Anh HOANG - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: BGS, GIS, SJM

    Recently, B&G Foods (NYSE: BGS) announced that it has agreed to spend around $195 million in cash to add Pirate Brands to the company’s brand portfolio. Since the beginning of the year, B&G has gained nearly 11%, lagging the S&P 500’s return of more than 14%. Is B&G Foods a good investment after the recent deal? Let’s take a closer look.

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  • 1 Food Company to Buy, 2 to Avoid

    By Piyush Arora - June 9, 2013 | Tickers: BGS, HAIN, PF

    Food-related companies generally tend to have a steady and stable top line, which is why their shares appreciate gradually over the medium to long-term period. This is a great strategy to hedge the volatility-related risks and to lower the overall beta of a portfolio. But not all food companies are worth the risk.

    Pinnacle Foods (NYSE: PF) went public in April this year, but its shares have risen nearly 12 more »

  • These Stocks Belong in Your Shopping Cart

    By Bob Ciura - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: BGS, CAG, GIS

    One particularly wise piece of investing advice is to buy what you know. In other words, investors who don’t have either the time or the patience to devote hours and hours of their valuable time to portfolio management, can do themselves a huge favor by focusing on stocks they already know a lot about.

    To that end, it’s extremely likely that you’ve come across these companies and more »

  • Panning for Solid Gold Pantry Stocks

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - May 21, 2013 | Tickers: BGS, CALM, PF

    Using a stock screener is a lot like panning for gold. After screening over 4,000 food and beverage stocks on criteria of a minimum four star CAPS rating, yield over 2.5%, and Wall Street outperforms, three names come up shining: Cal-Maine Foods (NASDAQ: CALM), B&G Foods (NYSE: BGS) and Pinnacle Foods (NYSE: PF). I was fully expecting to see names like General Mills or McCormick.

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  • 3 Companies Yielding Dividends Greater Than 3 Percent

    By William Bias - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: BGS, KMB, CLX

    Right now the stock market is hitting new highs just about every day. The Dow just surpassed 15,000 for the first time, and the S&P 500 is also shattering records. All of this makes it difficult to find companies with dividend yields greater than 3%. Never invest in a company based on yield alone--always invest with the viewpoint of someone wanting to take ownership in a business, which more »

  • Building a Watch List From Your Kitchen

    By William Bias - May 3, 2013 | Tickers: BGS, KO, CAG, SJM

    Whether you’re just getting started in stock market investing or you’ve been doing it for 20 years you may be at a loss for ideas. Building a watch list represents a good way to compile investment ideas and test them to see whether those companies will perform up to your expectations before investing. The Motley Fool Watch List helps you do just that. In addition, you can see more »

  • A Small Food Company With a Big Dividend

    By Timothy Green - April 29, 2013 | Tickers: BGS, KRFT, PF

    B&G Foods (NYSE: BGS) is a small packaged food company with a market capitalization of just $1.6 billion. B&G sells a variety of small niche brands such as Baker's Joy, Grandma's Molasses, Mrs. Dash, and Cream of Wheat, along with many others. The company's business model revolves around acquisitions of small, established brands, too small for the larger food companies to be interested in more »

  • The Fairy Godmothers of Food Companies

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - April 7, 2013 | Tickers: BGS, HAIN, PF

    Who doesn't love a good Cinderella story?  Corporate makeovers are generally the province of hedge funds and activist investors, but three companies specialize in taking Cinderella food companies and readying them for prime time.

    BGS Foods (NYSE: BGS), Pinnacle Foods (NYSE: PF) and Hain Celestial (NASDAQ: HAIN) buy dowdy companies at low prices, dress them up with new labels or packaging and get a ride to the shelf space more »

  • The Fairy Godmothers of Food Companies

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: BGS, HAIN, PF

    Who doesn't love a good Cinderella story?  Corporate makeovers are generally the province of hedge funds and activist investors but three companies specialize in taking Cinderella food companies and readying them for prime time.

    BGS Foods (NYSE: BGS), Pinnacle Foods (NYSE: PF) and Hain Celestial (NASDAQ: HAIN) buy dowdy companies at low prices, dress them up with new labels or packaging and get a ride to the shelf space more »

  • What To Expect From Pinnacle Foods After the IPO

    By Adam Levy - April 1, 2013 | Tickers: BGS, GIS, PF

    Initial public offerings are notoriously volatile. Small, relatively nascent companies can be a boom or a bust for those banks that choose to underwrite them and investors that get in early. Even a more mature company can see a big jump between its offering price and what the market ultimately decides its worth. That’s why investing early in public offerings can be a risky game. One newly public company more »

  • Two of America's Best Small Food Processing Companies

    By Anh HOANG - March 28, 2013 | Tickers: BGS, CVGW, SJM

    Forbes recently released a list of 100 America’s Best Small Companies. It would be quite interesting for us to scan through the list to find several attractive investment opportunities. The list ranks 100 companies in terms of sales, sales growth, EPS growth and return on equity. In this article, I will take a closer look at two food-processing companies in the list.

    Overleverage with negative book value

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  • 3 Dividend Stocks That Are Reasonably Valued

    By Casey Hoerth - March 1, 2013 | Tickers: BGS, COP, O

    This week the S&P 500 index ended lower than it started, at one point dipping down to 1497 before closing at 1515. There's no doubt that valuations are higher than they were three months ago. Many seem to be waiting for a dip, and if this week's one was it, it indeed was a shallow one.

    For those who are feeling nervous that the ship has already more »

  • It's a Spammy, Spammy World

    By Leo Sun - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: BGS, CAG, HRL, MDLZ, TSN

    Hormel (NYSE: HRL), the maker of iconic canned meat Spam, has surprisingly been one of the most impressive growth stocks of the decade. The stock has risen 240% over the past ten years and nearly 80% over the past five - leaving the S&P 500 in the dust. It has also outperformed major competitors such as ConAgra (NYSE: CAG) and Tyson (NYSE: TSN). What factors propelled this seemingly ordinary stock more »

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