Hain Celestial

  • Organic & Natural Food Producers: How Do The Players Stack Up?

    By BA McKenna - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, HAIN, LWAY, WWAV

    Consumers' appetites for organic foods have been voracious, driving U.S. sales from $11 billion in 2004 to $27 billion in 2012. Given that organics account for less than 5% of overall grocery sales, there's still plenty of growth potential left.

    An increasing number of food producers are eager to stock their products on Whole Foods Market's and other retailers' shelves in order to get a bigger piece more »

  • Ride the Wave With This Company

    By Mark Yagalla - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, HAIN, WWAV

    WhiteWave Foods (NYSE: WWAV) makes and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, and premium dairy products in North America and Europe. Its leading brands include Horizon Organic, Silk, Alpro, International Delight, and the company sells creamer under license from Land O'Lakes. Plant-based foods once represented a small, niche category, but have since become one of the fastest-growing segments in the food and beverage industry. The more »

  • Go for the Green With Organic Markets

    By Kyle Colona - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: HAIN, TFM, WFM

    Organic and natural food markets continue to expand their brands. And this is good for consumers’ health and investors’ wallets. Organic food and product shops have grown significantly for several years in terms of revenue and earnings growth while gaining market share in the retail grocery sector.

    Based on the outlook of a number of these brands including Whole Foods Markets (NASDAQ: WFM), The Fresh Market (NASDAQ: TFM), and The more »

  • Time to Go Dairy-Free?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: DF, HAIN, WWAV

    When a child outperforms the parent, the parent should be proud and maybe a little sad. That is unless it's a company that's competing against its own spinoff. That's the situation with Dean Foods (NYSE: DF) and recent IPO WhiteWave Foods (NYSE: WWAV).

    Don't cry over spilled milk

    Dean Foods, the nation's largest dairy company, reported Q2 results on August 8. This included the disposition more »

  • Going Green May Earn You Green

    By Denise Smith - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, HAIN, WFM

    Having a baby changed a lot of things. One of them is my shopping list. Before baby, I never would have considered buying the more expensive organic products. Now, I buy them without question. This led me to research the companies that make organic baby foods, toiletries and other products. It turns out that I am not the only consumer making these choices. This could open a door for new more »

  • Is This Consumer Product Company an Investment Made in Heaven?

    By Dee Power - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: HAIN, JMBA, SBUX

    Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ: HAIN) is on a buying spree. The company focuses on natural and organic food, beverage, snack and personal care products in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland and what they term as "the rest of the world." You might recognize some of their brands such as Celestial Seasonings, Garden of Eatin' and Linda McCartney.  The organic food market is growing at a healthy rate in more »

  • Profit From the Many Going Nuts Over All Things Almond

    By BA McKenna - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: HAIN, SJM, WWAV, WFM

    I love almonds, so when I discovered WhiteWave Foods (NYSE: WWAV), Blue Diamond Growers, and others produced almond milk, it was bye bye soy milk. And when I tasted Hain Celestial's (NASDAQ: HAIN) almond butter, it was adios to peanut butters, such as J.M. Smucker's (NYSE: SJM) All Natural.

    I'm hardly alone, as global demand for almonds and almond milk is soaring, while demand for almond more »

  • 3 Mid-Sized Food Producers to Analyze

    By Louie Grint - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: HAIN, LANC, THS

    The packaged-foods industry is presenting soft volume increases. Its outlook is rather stable, but not highly promising. However, not everything is lost. The U.S. and Western European food markets are relatively mature, but faster growth markets like China, India and LatAm present some opportunities. In addition, despite the fact that the industry is dominated by a few multinational corporations, there is still space for smaller, mid-sized businesses.

    For this 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 »

  • Organic Growth: 3 Healthy Stocks You Should Own

    By Ben Popkin - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, HAIN, WFM

    Natural and organic foods have taken the world by storm over the past years. The market rakes in over $30 billion a year in the U.S. alone and has been growing 10% each year. People are willing to pay a premium for foods that they perceive as being higher quality and nature friendly. As an investor, there are several stocks you can own to take advantage of this growing more »

  • A Regular Fool's Retirement Portfolio: Better for You Foods

    By Jason Hall - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: CMG, HAIN, SODA, WFM

    When I left my former career in January to work full-time as a writer, including the writing I do here as a Blogger for the Motley Fool, I also rolled over a 401K. This is the fourth in a series of posts that document the companies that I am investing in, and I'm asking readers to follow along as I invest in some of the world's best companies 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 »

  • Bright Horizons Has an Overvalued Stock and Two Alternatives

    By Delian Naydenov - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: BFAM, PLCE, HAIN


    Bright Horizons Family Solutions (NYSE: BFAM) went public earlier this year and offers a unique investment opportunity to profit from the increasing demand for corporate sponsored as well as non subsidized day care in the U.S. and in certain foreign countries. The company was public once from 1997 through 2008 when Bain Capital acquired Bright Horizons in a leveraged buyout. As of this writing, Bain continues to hold more »

  • 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 »

  • Feasting on the Organic Movement

    By John Timmes - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: HAIN, UNFI, WFM

    The organic food movement is no longer just for hemp-clad followers of Jerry Garcia. Nowadays the business saw sales of $35 billion and 10% growth in 2012.  According to Market Line, a business information company, the organic food market is expected to grow 50% over the next five years.  In 2013, the market is expected to grow 8%, versus 2% in the conventional food market.  As the market shows no more »

  • Whole Foods Is Expensive! It's Worth Every Penny

    By Jason Hall - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: HAIN, SWY, SVU, KR, WFM

    After announcing another blowout quarter on May 7, shares of Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) jumped more than 10% the following day, trading as high as $103 per share on the news:

    • Total sales were up 13%; Same-store sales were up an astounding 6.9%
    • Operating Margin was a record- 7.5%
    • Earnings per share (EPS) increased 19%

    Simply put, the company is firing on all cylinders.  But by just more »

  • Whole Foods' International Plans

    By Eric Novinson - May 9, 2013 | Tickers: HAIN, UNFI, WFM

    Whole Foods (NASDAQ: WFM) got attention with its stock split, but this health food store's international expansion potential could be the most important part of its 2Q 2013 earnings release. The grocer mentioned that it might add stores in Britain and Canada. This strategy could help Whole Foods keep growing while keeping its long term strategy on track, and recent results from Hain Celestial (NASDAQ: HAIN) suggest that this more »

  • The Organic Suppliers to Benefit from the Expansion of Organic Stores

    By Mark Holder - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, BDBD, HAIN

    With the ongoing boom in natural and organic grocery stores, the apparent winners could be the suppliers of organic food. Not only are the major grocery stores moving more and more into organic foods, but also smaller specialty stores such as The Fresh Market and Sprouts Farmers Market are rapidly expanding.

    For investors who want to invest in the fast expanding sector, the question is whether to invest in the more »

  • This Stock Will Improve Your Portfolio’s Health

    By Harsh Chauhan - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, HAIN, WFM | Editor's Choice

    Stockholders of organic and natural foods company Hain Celestial (NASDAQ: HAIN) have had a pretty good time this year, with shares gaining around 20%. That’s even after the company dropped more than 3% last week after releasing its third-quarter results which weren’t up to the mark. A similar phenomenon was seen in February when Hain had reported disappointing results and issued a gloomy outlook.

    But, back then, I more »

  • Eating Organic Is Profitable

    By Robert Palmer - April 29, 2013 | Tickers: HAIN, SWY, WFM

    I regularly purchase organic food and have made it a staple of my diet.  Health consciousness has increased exponentially in Canada and the U.S. According to a Thomson Reuters-NPR health poll, 60% of people in every income range said they preferred organic food over GMO or chemically grown food.

    Animals prefer organic

    The majority of people polled stated health reasons and support for local farmers. The preference for organic more »

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