Calavo Growers, Inc.

  • 3 Pepper-Uppers for Your Portfolio

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: CVGW, FIZZ, SENEA

    Whose portfolio couldn't use a little Vitameatavegamin? Not everything has soared in this run to Dow 15,000. Maybe you need a little diversification and are looking for some promising small caps.

    You probably remember the classic I Love Lucy skit where Lucy gets drunk while filming a commercial for the alcohol-laced tonic. But seriously, using the Motley stock screener (look under the CAPS tab) I discovered 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.

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  • New Rules Could Be Worse, but They Still Aren't Good

    By Reuben Brewer - January 8, 2013 | Tickers: CVGW, CQB, DOLE, FDP

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's rules can throw a ratchet into a company's operations if the agency requires big, expensive-to-make changes. The recent round of deadly food based outbreaks left a big question mark about FDA action. With two proposed rules out for comment, the impact of a shift from a reactionary to a proactive stance may be less serious than feared for some companies, though others are likely to feel a bigger pinch.

  • How To Invest in the Avocado Boom

    By Andrés Cardenal - December 4, 2012 | Tickers: CVGW, CMG, MCD, PNRA, WFM

    Avocado is a booming business: fresh avocado consumption in the US has increased from 483 million pounds in 2001 to more than 1.4 billion pounds expected to be consumed in 2012. The data comes from Calavo Growers (NASDAQ: CVGW), the industry leader in sourcing, marketing and distribution of avocado products in the United States. The company is being favored by some really exciting tailwinds, so maybe it’s time more »