Diageo plc (ADR)

  • This Spirits Company is a Good Bet for Your Portfolio

    By Ash Sharma - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: BEAM, STZ, DEO

    Constellation Brands’ (NYSE: STZ) stock price has increased by more than 80% in the last one year. The company has expanded its business over the period of a few years and is still going strong. The company is looking ahead to achieve sales growth through its recently consolidated beer business as well as the well established Wine and Spirits segment. Now, let’s discuss a few points in detail.

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  • 3 Dividend Stock Picks for Your Portfolio

    By Adem Tahiri - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: BAX, DEO, GIS

    This market presents a ripe environment for dividend paying stocks. With rising interest rates hurting bond valuations, dividends provide income that makes more sense than ever. If you feel the market is due for a correction, from its current record levels, dividend payers may also provide some of the safety you seek.

    But not all dividend payers are created equal. We want dividend stocks that can increase their payment, so more »

  • 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 »

  • Value Investor Tom Gayner’s Top Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: BAM, KMX, DEO, FRFHF.PK

    Insurance company Markel invests much of its cash in the market under the management of Tom Gayner. Insider Monkey tracks Markel Gayner Asset Management’s quarterly 13F filings in our database, which we use to develop 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 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 »

  • Investing in Inebriation: Intelligent or Idiotic?

    By Ryan Palmer - July 7, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, STZ, DEO

    Many of us like to enjoy an alcoholic beverage every now and again, some of us like to drink a little more often.  Sure instances of serious abuse do occur, but generally, the population drinks responsibly.  So you're cheating yourself if you ignore the investment opportunities present in companies that make booze.  So lets take a look at three you may have in your fridge.

    The world's largest more »

  • Don't Be Stingy With These Sin Stocks

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: BEAM, BF-A, DEO

    Garbo's first movie quote is one liquor companies would love to hear more often, "Pour me a whiskey and don't be stingy, baby."  However it's more likely to be a request for flavored vodka these days. To attract more women drinkers alcoholic beverage companies have been floating flavored vodkas and low calorie cocktail mixes as well as saucy YouTube videos.

    Hellooo, ladies

    Wooing women as a way 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 »

  • This Wine Distributor Tripled Last Year; Should You Sell or Hold?

    By Matthew Frankel - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: STZ, DEO, TAP

    Editor's Note: The initial article stated that Jose Cuervo is owned by Diageo. This is incorrect; Cuervo is family owned and Diageo provides international distribution for the brand. This version has been corrected and Motley Fool apologizes for the error.

    Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) produces and markets a wide variety of alcoholic beverages, with a list of wine and imported beer brands in its portfolio. What stood out to more »

  • If James Bond Bought Stocks

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - June 7, 2013 | Tickers: DEO, SWHC, TIF

    If Bond, James Bond, had a portfolio, and why wouldn't someone so urbane not have one to supplement his civil servant salary, what would he buy?

    If anyone could do some proper due diligence it would be Bond. Would he be as much of a risk taker in his portfolio as in his work persona?

    Shaken, not stirred

    We all know James' fascination with the vodka martini, but his more »

  • How Does Diageo Innovate?

    By Timothy Noffsinger - June 6, 2013 | Tickers: BEAM, DEO

    On May 9, Diageo’s (NYSE: DEO) Global Director of Brand Innovation Group, Syl Saller, hosted a webcast (found here) to explain the company’s innovation strategy. After bragging that 50% of Diageo’s growth has come from innovation over the last five years, she went on to summarize Diageo’s approach to innovation: maximizing global and local benefits, breadth in the portfolio and distribution, great design, skilled liquid crafts more »

  • 3 Top Spirits With Promising Futures

    By Damian Illia - May 29, 2013 | Tickers: ABV, STZ, DEO

    Al Capone proved that distilleries and liquors are here to stay…and profit. The USA prohibition left us with a great, yet simple lesson: there is no political movement or economic crisis strong enough to break the back of the alcoholic beverages market. Below, a look at the world's top-three spirits, wine, beer, and liquor brewers; Diageo (NYSE: DEO), Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ), and Companhia de Bebidas das Américas more »

  • The Gatsby Portfolio

    By Delian Naydenov - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: DEO, GM, RL

    If Jay Gatsby were alive today, three companies that could provide him with the essentials for his lavish lifestyle include General Motors (NYSE: GM), Ralph Lauren (NYSE: RL), and Diageo (NYSE: DEO). If Gatsby was alive today he might be driving a yellow Corvette with Daisy, talking with politicians about bailing out General Motors, wearing clothes under the Chaps, Polo Ralph Lauren and Club Monaco brands, and serving Diageo drinks more »

  • Sinful Stocks for a Secure Portfolio

    By Nathaniel Matherson - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: DEO, LTD, PM

    With so much economic and market uncertainty in the years ahead, adding some portfolio security may be just the move your portfolio needs. 

    I have long been a fan of portfolios exposed to the sinful sectors, such as tobacco, alcohol, and gambling, as these industries tend to perform well through times of turbulence. Are people going to stop smoking, drinking, or gambling when the Federal Reserve stops its quantitative easing 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 »

  • Turn a Lemon (Liz Lemon) of a Portfolio Into Lemonade

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - May 7, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, DEO, KRFT, PFE, DIS

    How I miss the NBC show, "30 Rock". Suave exec Jack Donaghy asks head writer Liz Lemon if she watches CNBC. "No, CNBC gives me a headache. I get all my money advice from PBS." Cut to Liz on sofa watching a cartoon fox asking, "Where should I put my money? Tech stocks or the housing market?" Liz jumps up and down screaming,"Tech stocks, Foxy Moneybags!! Tech stocks!!"

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  • 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 »

  • Taking the Ten Year Buffett Challenge

    By Matthew Luke - April 30, 2013 | Tickers: CHD, DEO, EBAY, DANOY.PK

    With Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder meeting almost upon us, I am reminded of this investing gem Warren Buffett once said: “Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for ten years.” That bit of advice is beautiful in its simplicity. Buffett is challenging us to think long-term with every investment decision. That is a challenge we should all accept; constructing ten more »

  • The British Are Coming, With Dividends!

    By Ash Anderson - April 24, 2013 | Tickers: BT, DEO, UL

    Did you know that there are foreign companies out there that sit upon the American stock exchanges in some form just waiting for you to buy them? If not, you’re going to be looking into a whole new world of investing.

    As you could probably tell by the title, we’re about to take a look at some British dividend payers. These companies are listed on the NYSE using more »

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