McCormick

  • McCormick Isn't Just a Food Industry Play

    By BA McKenna - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: ASBFY, MKC, WFM

    If there were a stock market in 400 B.C., Hippocrates might be plunking down a few Greek drachmas on spice king McCormick & Company (NYSE: MKC). The father of western medicine’s philosophy was, "Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food." So, it seems likely he'd consider McCormick not only a food industry play, but also a health and wellness one. 

    Spices as the more »

  • 4 Concepts That Will Get You through Volatile Times

    By William Bias - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: KO, MKC, WAB

    The stock market goes up. The stock market goes down. Over the past month the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility index, more commonly known as the VIX and a common measure of fear in the stock market increased 46% as of this writing (chart below). What’s an investor supposed to do? Scream and run for the hills? Actually, the wise long term stock market investor needs to keep a more »

  • A Few Companies That Are Built to Last

    By Candice Munroe - April 11, 2013 | Tickers: KO, GIS, K, MKC

    The allure of Wall Street is strong. The minute by minute news bites are exciting and the plethora of people involved in the slightest movement of the market are entrancing. They know their audience and how to draw you in into their captivating world.

    The real question at the core of this is ‘what do you want from your investments?’ Do you want a source of entertainment or a solid more »

  • Buying stocks that are built to last

    By Candice Munroe - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: KO, GIS, K, MKC

    The allure of Wall Street is strong. The minute by minute news bites are exciting and the plethora of people involved in the slightest movement of the market are entrancing. They know their audience and how to draw you in to their captivating world.

    The real question at the core of this is ‘what do you want from your investments?’ Do you want a source of entertainment or a solid 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 »

  • What This Food Company's Results Say About the Industry

    By Lee Samaha - April 5, 2013 | Tickers: CPB, MKC, MCD, YUM

    If you share my opinion that the market is getting a little too much in love with food stocks right now, then the recent results from McCormick (NYSE: MKC) will have done little to allay any concerns. While they were perfectly okay, they didn’t offer much upside potential to a stock already trading at a lofty evaluation. On a more positive note, I think there are one or two more »

  • Creating a Portfolio with Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice

    By Arturo Cuevas - April 5, 2013 | Tickers: CZZ, MKC, RDS-A

    Sugar and spice and everything nice, to borrow a line from the nursery rhyme “What are little girls made of,” is one foolish but potent guide to assemble a winning stock portfolio. Cosan (NYSE: CZZ), for one, is a potential winner as a sugar-and-everything-nice adjunct, given the banner performance that this Brazilian conglomerate reported for its 2013 fiscal third quarter ended Dec. 31, 2012. For the period, it more than more »

  • A Multibagger in the Making?

    By Sonam Chamaria - April 4, 2013 | Tickers: CAG, GIS, MKC

    If you had invested in this stock exactly 4 years ago and forgotten all about it, you must be one lucky guy. After all, not all stocks can give you a 150% return on investment. That's McCormick (NYSE: MKC) for you.

    If you missed the train, don't worry. This spice maker has a lot more to offer.

    A good quarter

    In its first quarter results, McCormick beat market more »

  • What This Food Company's Results Say About the Industry

    By Lee Samaha - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: CPB, MKC, MCD, YUM

    If you share my opinion that the market is getting a little too much in love with food stocks right now then the recent results from McCormick (NYSE: MKC) will have done little to allay any concerns. While they were perfectly okay, they didn’t offer much upside potential to a stock already trading on a lofty evaluation. On a more positive note, I think there are one or two more »

  • The Key Earnings for the Week (April 1)

    By Lee Samaha - March 28, 2013 | Tickers: AYI, CALM, CAG, MKC, RPM

    Earnings season is winding down now, but there is no excuse for not continuing to work hard to find stocks with upside potential. Paradoxically, the fact that there are so few major companies reporting next week should give investors the opportunity to spend more time looking at stocks that might not ordinarily be on the radar. And there are plenty of interesting stocks to look at next week, particularly if more »

  • 3 Companies Every Retirement Portfolio Needs

    By Daniel Paterson - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: GE, INTC, MKC

    When people think about investing for their retirement, they tend to place their nest egg’s in the hands of mutual fund managers. For some reason people prefer to blindly trust people they have never met, and are disappointed when their retirement accounts hardly outpace inflation--and in some cases even lag the major indices. It is time to take control of your own retirement future, and I am here to more »

  • Danger Ahead With These Dividend Aristocrats!!

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - March 7, 2013 | Tickers: FDO, LEG, MKC

    It seems like everyone is screeching after yield buying up consumer staples, REITS, and even student loan backed securities. Dividend Aristocrats, those companies that have steadily raised their dividend for 25 years or more, have been go-to stocks for those yearning for yield. But...not every aristocrat is created equal.

    Three names that require caution are Family Dollar (NYSE: FDO), Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG), and McCormick & Company (NYSE: MKC). Investors more »

  • A Missing Ingredient in Your Investment Portfolio?

    By Michael Ugulini - March 6, 2013 | Tickers: CAG, INGR, MKC

    Ingredion (NYSE: INGR) concerns itself with missing ingredients. The company supplies ingredients that a host of businesses require for formulating an array of products for their specific markets.

    What They Do

    Ingredion is one of the world's foremost ingredient solutions providers, providing sweeteners, starches, texturants and nutritionals. They convert corn, tapioca, wheat, potatoes, and other raw materials into numerous ingredients for many sectors.

    The company operates in the Processed more »

  • 3 Companies Buffett Might Buy

    By Sam Mattera - March 5, 2013 | Tickers: ADM, BRK-B, GD, MKC

    Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE: BRK-B) annual letter to shareholders was released Friday. In the letter, Buffett states that the firm continues to look for large acquisitions. Even with its recent purchase of Heinz, Berkshire still has some $30 billion left in cash. What companies might Buffett acquire?

    Buffett likes boring companies
    Buffett certainly doesn't like flashy, high-flying companies. He’s largely shunned the tech industry in general. Instead, Buffett more »

  • A Spice Route for Investors?

    By Michael Ugulini - February 26, 2013 | Tickers: GE, MKC, MCD | Editor's Choice

    Readers of my blog probably realize by now that I typically consider companies (with trusted brands) that have been on the market for years. These companies and their brands could be anything from a General Electric (NYSE: GE) light bulb to a cache of fries from McDonald's (NYSE: MCD).

    Investors may want to ponder the same things when it comes to buying stocks. Consider trusted companies, in whatever industry more »

  • Is This Food Stock a Good Value?

    By Lee Samaha - February 20, 2013 | Tickers: CPB, MKC, YUM

    I confess to becoming increasingly perplexed with the markets these days. While whole swathes of the technology sector look like good value it is increasingly hard to find stocks in more defensive sectors like food and health care with which to balance a portfolio. Such thoughts came to mind when looking at McCormick’s (NYSE: MKC) latest set of results. They were disappointing, and the stock sold off only to more »

  • What I've Been Buying and Selling This Quarter

    By Lee Samaha - February 3, 2013 | Tickers: COST, DFS, FDO, MKC, PEP

    The end of another month and it’s time to review performance. I like to do these things for my own analytical benefit and so readers might get access to an idea or two from an article. It’s also useful because it helps identify any stocks that have slipped under the value radar but may now be attractive.

    January was a pretty good month and the return on the more »

  • 5 Stocks For A Blockbuster 2013 Portfolio

    By Maxwell Fisher - January 16, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, CRUS, MKC, BPOP, TWX

    I felt it about time to pick my five favorite stocks for 2013. Stock prices, to some extent, are emotionally driven by fears, and also driven by events often not in the companies' control, such as government debt problems, interest rate issues, and foreign economies in Europe and China. But, without further ado, if I had a clean slate, here is what I would be looking to invest in, right more »

  • 5 Stocks for the Holidays

    By Michael Nolan - December 12, 2012 | Tickers: MAT, MKC, TGT, WMT, WY

    It’s that time of year.

    That sentence may evoke different thoughts for everyone, from finals for students to serving Santa duties for parents. However, no matter the demographic, this holiday season, there’s a little something for everyone in the stock market.

    While it can get easy to forget about investing in the few most hectic weeks of the year, many stocks thrive the most around this time of more »

  • Three Food Sellers That See Opportunity in China

    By Eric Novinson - December 12, 2012 | Tickers: HNZ, MKC, SBUX, YUM

    China offers growth prospects for United States based companies that have limited expansion possibilities at home. Good results aren't guaranteed though, especially when a food company has to come up with a new menu to match local tastes. Business First contributor Andrew Robinson reported that Yum Brands (NYSE: YUM) forecasted four percent lower same store sales in China for 4Q 2012, but Yum CEO David Novak remained confident about more »