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  • 3 Food Companies for Your Watchlist

    By William Bias - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: CPB, CAG, GIS

    Food manufacturers provide products needed during good times and bad. However, an investor who takes an ownership stake in a company without doing some research certainly represents a fool’s errand (note lowercase "F"). The three companies below represent some good ideas for your Motley Fool Watch List.

    More than cereal
    Food manufacturer General Mills (NYSE: GIS) makes many of your favorite cereals such as Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Trix, and more »

  • Campbell Soup – An Easily Acquired Taste for Conservative Investors

    By Michael Ugulini - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: CPB, CAG, SLE

    Today, I’m focusing on Campbell Soup (NYSE: CPB). The company represents, I believe, a solid investment option. Here’s why.

    Foundational strength: soup still strong

    Company CEO Denise M. Morrison noted in a May earnings call, "Our U.S. Soup business delivered exceptionally strong third quarter performance. Condensed sales increased 11%, sales of our ready-to-serve soups increased 18% and sales in the broth business also rose 18%. Overall, the more »

  • Tiptoeing Back Into Stocks

    By Justin Carley - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: CPB, KO, WMT

    Do you want to eat well or sleep well? This old Wall Street saying is just as relevant now as it ever was. The implication being that you can take on more risk and earn the returns needed to eat well, but volatility will keep you awake at night. Or you can sleep well knowing your investments won’t lose money, but returns will be tiny. The chart below highlights more »

  • Low Beta Stock With a Good Upside Potential

    By Neha Gupta - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: CPB, GIS, K

    Last Month, General Mills (NYSE: GIS), the world's 9th-largest producer and marketer of packaged food and the 5th-largest in the United States, announced impressive FY13 results with 7% growth in the top line and 19% growth in its bottom line. As a result, the stock has seen some positive momentum and has traded up 7% over the last month.

    General Mills is known for breakthroughs in food technology and more »

  • These New CEOs Are Doing Their Jobs Right

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: CPB, GCI, YHOO

    It has been a great couple of years for new CEOs at Campbell Soup (NYSE: CPB), Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO), and Gannett (NYSE: GCI). Denise Morrison, Marissa Mayer, and Gracia Martore, respectively, have seen their companies' share prices appreciate.

    Denise Morrison has helped Campbell's share price move 38% this last year. Marissa Mayer has overseen the turnaround of fairly moribund Yahoo!, moving the stock up 73%, and Gannett's Gracia more »

  • A Hidden Gem in the Food Industry

    By Justin Carley - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: CPB, CAG, K, HSY

    Shares of ConAgra Foods (NYSE: CAG) have advanced more than 35% in the past year. The company made a big splash during this span with the Ralcorp acquisition and will now be the largest private-label food manufacturer in the United States. The run-up in shares should be encouraging to potential investors as the decade-long slump could give way to several years of out-performance and a re-rating in the shares. The more »

  • Can This Grocer's Claims Be Trusted?

    By Erin McBride - July 5, 2013 | Tickers: CPB, K, KR

    I have returned from my first big grocery shopping trip since Kroger (NYSE: KR) stopped doubling manufacturer’s coupons.

    It wasn’t pretty.

    As an extreme couponer, losing the savings advantages of double coupons is a major hit to my grocery budget. Before the recent coupon change, I expected to save about 75% off my groceries. I still use coupons, but without the benefit of doubling, I am spending just more »

  • General Mills: Rising Treasury Yield Threatens Low Growth Companies

    By Awais Iqbal - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: CPB, GIS, K, SENEA

    The processed and packaged foods industry is one of the major ones in the U.S. retail market. The food processing industry comprises 18.6% of total spending in United States, which represents a major constituent of any household’s spending.

    The rising trend in food price inflation has outpaced overall inflation during the past few years.

    Company analysis

    This post centers on scrutinizing the stocks in processed and packaging more »

  • An Insider Is Bullish About This Consumer Goods Company

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: CPB, CAG, SJM, K

    A filing with the SEC has disclosed that the wife of Timothy Smucker bought 1,000 shares of J.M. Smucker (NYSE: SJM) on June 21 at an average price of $101.05 per share. Smucker is the chairman of the company’s Board of Directors -- he owns over half a million shares of the company directly -- and so, this transaction had to be reported to the SEC as an more »

  • How to Feed a Dragon and Make Money

    By Varun Chandan - June 21, 2013 | Tickers: CPB, HRL, SFD

    In the past couple of weeks, two major transactions have highlighted the rising food demand in China.

    Earlier this month, Smithfield Foods (NYSE: SFD), a producer and marketer of fresh meat and packaged meat products, agreed to be acquired by China’s Shuanghui International Holdings Limited. This week, Campbell Soup (NYSE: CPB) announced that it will acquire Denmark-based Kelsen Group to boost its presence in China.

    The past decade of more »

  • Campbell Soup's Acquisitions Are M'm M'm Good

    By Mark Yagalla - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: CPB, GIS, HAIN

    Campbell Soup (NYSE: CPB) is steadily ramping up its acquisition strategy. Last month the company purchased premium organic baby food maker Plum Organics, and on Monday Campbell Soup announced that it would buy Danish snack food company Kelsen Group. These acquisitions come after last year's deal to buy Bolthouse Farms for $1.5 billion. Bolthouse Farms makes juices, salad dressings and baby carrots. At the rate the company is more »

  • It Might Be Time to Take Profits in Blue Chip Dividend Payers

    By James Catlin - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: CPB, GIS, HSY

    It has become a well know fact that Fed intervention has spurned interest in low-paying bonds, especially with the specter of inflation around the corner. Both savers and bond investors are being forced into an equity market in which they normally would not participate. However, these groups are not putting their capital into the market in a broad sense. They are seeking out historic out-performers with good yields and low 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 »

  • If The Market Sells Off, Food Demand Won't

    By Reuben Brewer - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: CPB, GIS, K

    The market ebbs and flows based on investor sentiment. The need to eat never changes. One way to protect yourself from the ups and downs of the market is to focus on food stocks like General Mills (NYSE: GIS), Campbell Soup (NYSE: CPB), and Kellogg (NYSE: K), where supply and demand work on a totally different biologic system.

    Simple Logic

    “Markets move in cycles. Investors who forgot that fact in more »

  • How to Beat the S&P 500 Every Year and Sleep at Night

    By John Macris - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: CPB, GIS, PG

    How many readers wish they could handily outperform the S&P 500 each year and easily sleep at night?


It turns out, there’s a unique stock that has beaten the broader market over nearly every time frame. And while this company may not be the next multi-bagger in your portfolio that delivers exponential returns, it hasn’t disappointed in delivering consistent, stable returns that readers can feel good about more »

  • Will This Food Business March Higher After a Solid Run?

    By Anh HOANG - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: CPB, FLO, GIS

    Shareholders of Flowers Foods (NYSE: FLO) must be quite happy as its share price has been on the rise, climbing from $19.20 per share in November 2012 to nearly $35 per share, a whopping 82.3% gain. Zacks has also ranked the company as a #1 (Strong Buy). As of March 2013, Steven Cohen also owned nearly 370,000 shares of Flowers Foods in his portfolio. Should investors buy more »

  • Campbell Soup Stock Is M'm M'm Good

    By Erin McBride - May 23, 2013 | Tickers: CPB, GIS, K

    Campbell Soup (NYSE: CPB) reported an improvement in sales and soundly outperformed its competitors in comparable categories.

    The company's core U.S. soup business rose 14% in the fiscal third quarter, the largest quarterly gain in nearly five years. The company attributes the positive growth to improved taste in existing products, adding new products to their offerings, and cutting back on advertising.

    For the fiscal third quarter, Campbell reported more »

  • Can This Packaged Foods Giant Keep Growing?

    By Leo Sun - May 22, 2013 | Tickers: CPB, GIS, MDLZ

    Campbell Soup (NYSE: CPB) recently reported its third quarter earnings, which came in above analyst estimates on both the top and bottom lines. The stock, which is often considered to be a slow-growth name in the packaged foods industry, has made a surprising comeback over the past year, rallying 37% over the past twelve months to hit all-time highs. What prompted this sudden interest in Campbell Soup, and should investors more »

  • 3 Great Consumer Staples Stocks Flying Under The Radar

    By Bob Ciura - May 7, 2013 | Tickers: CPB, CHD, HRL

    Most income investors are well-aware of the benefits of dividend investing. Those quarterly checks provide stability and guaranteed returns in an era of high-frequency trading, geopolitical unrest, and volatile markets.

    The consumer staples sector in particular is a haven for those who enjoy receiving solid dividend yields. However, while most investors are fully aware of the market’s biggest consumer staples giants, there are a few stocks with much smaller more »

  • An Insider Just Bought This Hedge Fund Darling

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: CPB, GIS, SJM, K, MJN

    According to a filing with the SEC, an LLC connected to Mead Johnson Nutrition (NYSE: MJN) board member Howard Bernick purchased a little over 3,500 shares of the company’s stock on April 30 at an average price of $82.38 per share. Insiders should be reluctant to buy shares of their company, instead preferring to diversify - unless they are more confident in the stock’s prospects than the more »

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