Brown-Forman Corp

  • Drink Your Way To Profits With This Stock!

    By Shmulik Karpf - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: BF-B, STZ, DEO | Editor's Choice

    There aren't many consumer products that sell well in good and bad times alike. Coca-Cola, for instance, is a good example of such a consumer product. People will consume the sugary carbonated water whether the economy prospers or not. Wine and spirits are another good example for an "all- weather" beverage. When times are good, people might spend more on fancy wines. But when recession looms, people simply won more »

  • Insiders Have Recently Bought These Stocks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: ACN, BF-B, ENH, PAY, WAG

    According to Insider Monkey’s analysis of studies on insider transactions, there is a small outperformance effect for stocks bought by company insiders (read our analysis of studies on insider transactions). This finding is generally attributed to the fact that unless insiders are particularly confident in the company, they will choose to diversify their wealth rather than buy stock and therefore, increase their company-specific risk.

    Investors can’t imitate every more »

  • Take a Shot, or 3, at Growth With These Companies

    By Shweta Dubey - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: BEAM, BF-B, DEO

    With rising demand and increasing per-capita disposable income, the global consumption of alcoholic drinks will bypass the $1 trillion mark. Volume will reach around 210 billion liters in 2014, an increase of 10% over the last five years, and flavored alcoholic beverages represent half of the overall market value. The companies in this industry are driving hard to deepen their foothold in the market. They are adopting various strategies to more »

  • Insiders Are Bullish About These Stocks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, AGCO, BF-B, LEN, TIVO

    According to our review of studies on insider trading, stocks bought by insiders tend to narrowly outperform the market.

    We think that this is because company insiders, by buying stock, are increasing their company-specific risk rather than diversifying their wealth- something that economic theory suggests should only occur when they are particularly confident in the business’s prospects. While it’s impossible to imitate every insider purchase, it can be more »

  • Billionaire David Harding’s Consumer Goods Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: MO, BF-B, CL, KMB, MKC

    We track hundreds of hedge funds’ quarterly 13F filings as a part of our work developing investment strategies; we have found, for example, that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds earn an average excess return of 18 percentage points per year (learn more about our small cap strategy). We also like to analyze individual filings to search for any trends in how top managers are playing the more »

  • Raise Your Glass to These Wine Stocks

    By Brenda Johnson - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: BF-B, STZ, DEO, WVVI

    Editor's Note: This original article stated that Brown-Forman's EPS was lower year-over-year. That is incorrect, this version has been modified. Motley Fool apologizes for the error.

    Here in Silicon Valley, many a glass of Cabernet is raised to toast a business deal, a wedding, or simply the gathering of old friends.  Many Silicon Valley "veterans" retire up North to repeat their success in the growing wine industry, creating more »

  • Concerned About a Market Pullback? Just Add Booze

    By Justin Carley - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, BEAM, BF-B, DEO, PDRDY.PK

    Alcohol stocks have historically been popular choices thanks to consistent earnings growth. The stocks continue to enjoy a favorable story as pricing remains robust and emerging market consumption gains traction. But investors are well aware that it takes more than a good story to make a stock a good buy. A great story without reasonable valuation is often a disaster waiting to happen. So where do alcohol stocks sit today more »

  • Constellation Brands – Corona Causing Commotion

    By Karl Ege - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: BEAM, BF-B, STZ, VCO

    For more than one decade from 1992 to 2005, Constellation’s stock performance proved truly impressive and a boon to shareholders. From 2005 until May 2012, however, its performance turned negative producing a 34% slide ending the preceding shining glory. Following the announcement of a potential deal with Anheuser Busch that would give control of the production of Corona (and other Modelo beers sold in the US) to Constellation, the more »

  • A Brewer With Solid Growth Prospects

    By Piyush Arora - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: BEAM, BF-B, DEO

    There’s a saying that goes:  "When the economic conditions are bad, people drink to forget their miseries. And when the economic conditions are good, they drink to celebrate their joy!" With this thesis, brewers are often mistaken for defensive plays that deliver steady returns over time.

    Shares of Diageo (ADR) (NYSE: DEO) have risen 26% over the last year, and have not only outperformed the defensive space but also more »

  • Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With These Stocks

    By Bob Ciura - May 5, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, BF-B, DEO, TAP

    Happy Cinco de Mayo! There’s perhaps no better time than now to review the market’s sin stocks that capitalize on our thirst for adult beverages. Sin stocks, companies whose product offerings are considered bad for our health, often suffer scrutiny from more socially conscious investors.

    However, for investors fixated on finding the most profitable opportunities, the alcohol industry offers some extremely well-known businesses backed up by powerful brands more »

  • Drink Up: Investing in Wine and Spirits

    By Marie Flanigan - April 24, 2013 | Tickers: BEAM, BF-B, STZ

    My last blog post about beer, available here, got me thinking about other options for investing in companies that manufacture and/or distribute beer, wine, and liquor. Not surprisingly, most vineyards, breweries, and distilleries are privately owned. However, there are some options for investors to consider.

    As with beer, wine and spirits are good for all occasions whether sad or joyous, so these companies can be good, solid, long-term investments more »

  • Keeping It Nice and Simple with Jim Beam

    By Matthew Luke - April 22, 2013 | Tickers: BEAM, BF-B, DEO, PDRDY.PK

    Do not make investing your own money a complicated endeavor. Sometimes we can fall into the investing trap that a complicated, difficult to understand investment is somehow the equivalent of a good investment. And sometimes it can be a good investment, but often it isn’t. Often it is the simplest things in life that make for the best long-term investments.

    Try this one: No matter where we live in more »

  • If You Want to Make the Most Money, Buy the Best Liquor

    By Ken McGaha - April 22, 2013 | Tickers: BEAM, BF-B, DEO

    After a difficult day or to celebrate success, when you’re a little bit down or even feeling your best, when the economy’s booming or bad times are looming, there’s one kind of product we’re sure to be consuming: alcohol! Can anyone think of any other substance consumed on such a widespread basis for such a wide variety of situations as alcohol? Can anyone think of a more »

  • Drink Up: Investing in Wine and Spirits

    By Marie Flanigan - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: BEAM, BF-B, STZ

    My last blog post about beer, available here, got me thinking about other options for investing in companies that manufacture and/or distribute beer, wine and liquor. Not surprisingly, most vineyards, breweries and distilleries are privately owned, however there are some options for investors to consider. Like beer, wine and spirits are good for all occasions whether sad or joyous, so these companies can be good, solid, long-term investments. 

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  • Investors Are Getting Drunk on These Stocks

    By Ted Cooper - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: BF-B, STZ, DEO

    With the bull market now in full swing, investors are looking for the last hint of value in every corner of the investment universe. Unfortunately, value is hard to come by these days. Instead, investors are bidding up prices well above companies' intrinsic values. One industry in particular -- wine and spirits manufacturing -- is currently approaching too-high-to-justify prices. Investors would be wise to exit their positions in these stocks before the more »

  • Do These Stocks Provide a Margin of Safety?

    By Bob Ciura - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: BF-B, HRL, MKC

    When the stock market is doing very well, investors tend to lose sight of valuation. It’s important to not get caught up in the market’s performance and risk turning a blind eye to disciplined investing practices. One such concept that investors would be wise to keep in mind today is the margin of safety. Many value investors understand the need to buy stocks at prices meaningfully below their more »

  • Boring Liquor's Exciting Opportunities

    By Matthew Luke - March 26, 2013 | Tickers: BEAM, BF-B, DEO, HNZ, PDRDY.PK

    Boring companies can be some of the most exciting investment opportunities. When I say “boring" companies, I mean the types of companies that sell the types of products that have existed mostly unchanged for decades, if not longer. When looking for these types of boring investments, it does not get much more boring than the alcoholic beverage industry. Despite being boring, this industry is not entirely without a little excitement more »

  • It's a Great Time of Year to Consider Sin Stocks

    By Bob Ciura - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, BF-B, DEO

    With St. Patrick’s Day in the rear-view mirror and Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, it’s entirely appropriate to evaluate some of the market’s "sin stocks."

    These are companies whose product offerings are considered bad for our health. Sin stocks often suffer scrutiny from more socially conscious investors. But as far as investor returns are concerned, many of these stocks are great performers, both recently and more »

  • Time To Get Drunk On Dividends?

    By Marshall Hargrave - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, BEAM, BF-B, DEO, TAP

    With the Fed planning to keep rates at historical lows through 2015 and Treasuries barely covering inflation, I'm led to search for yield in unique places. This includes turning to beer and liquor to solve my problems. There is no denying that alcoholic beverages are a favorite in tough economic times, helping us drown our sorrows, but they are also popular in a booming economy, being a fundamental part more »
  • These SEC Filings Indicate Large Insider Buying

    By John Macris - February 8, 2013 | Tickers: ADBE, BF-B, SYRG

    One of my weekly rituals as an investor is to review recent insider activity through the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Form 4 filings. Corporate executives and board members (“insiders”) are required to fully disclose their stock purchases pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment Company Act of 1940.

    Individual investors can benefit greatly from studying insider activity. Whether you are taking a sector view or more »

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