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  • Personal Care can turn into Profits

    By Vanina Egea - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: ENR, KMB, NWL

    Consumer and commercial producers and marketers continue to struggle with slow economic recovery in Europe. However, companies haven't stood still while revenues diminished. What have they done? Energizer Holdings (NYSE: ENR), for example, has gone into the personal care business. Meanwhile, Kimberly Clark (NYSE: KMB) has placed its eyes on the developing markets. At last, Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL), has shaved off non-core businesses and expanded to new markets more »

  • Housewares Have a Spot in Your Cupboard And Your Portfolio

    By Mark Yagalla - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: HELE, JAH, NWL

    I'm a big fan of the Peter Lynch school of thought to buy what you know. One of the best places to look for ideas for your portfolio is in your cupboards, whether in the kitchen or the bathroom. Chances are that many of the same items are in your neighbor's cupboards as well. The following companies have a strong economic moat with brands and products that we more »

  • Tupperware - Incredibly Foolish !!!

    By Lalita Chauhan - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, NWL, TUP

    Tupperware (NYSE: TUP) is known across the world for its successful direct sales methodology and a unique strategy which is central to the participation of women as sales representatives giving them the opportunity to expand their wings beyond the perimeters of their home.

    The company realized the potential of women as a major sales force and gave them an opportunity to run a business independently, marking the beginning of an more »

  • Understanding Recent Poor Performance of Consumer Goods Sector

    By Zain Abbas - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: NWL, PG, CLX

    The last earnings season brought with it several themes for the investors in the consumer goods sector.

    The choppy consumer environment in developed markets was clearly an issue over the past three months. However, very few companies (I am talking about cosmetics, household and personal care (CHPC) companies) outright blamed external factors for organic sales growth shortfalls. Let’s have a look at how different companies communicated their challenges in more »

  • 2 Household & Personal Care Stocks to Buy, 1 to Hold

    By Zain Abbas - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: NWL, PG, CLX

    It has been more than two weeks since the earnings season ended. Different industries gave different surprises. Some didn’t. However, the cosmetics, household and personal care (CHPC) space wasn’t one of them. This industry had a tough first quarter of the year. In some cases, weather disturbed the expectations. In other situations, tough comps and soft end markets were claimed to be the main culprits of sequential declines more »

  • This Retailer Needs Minimal Rental and Advertising

    By Mark Lin - May 17, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, NWL, TUP

    Most retailers have to grapple with both rental expenses and advertising & promotion expenses. Tupperware Brands (NYSE: TUP), however, minimizes such expenses, selling branded housewares and beauty and personal care products via its direct sales force. It also has the appropriate structures in place to motivate its sales force. I like Tupperware Brands for its decent dividend yield and reasonable valuation.

    Unique non-retail selling model

    Tupperware Brands employs a non-retail model more »

  • Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Dumped Apple and Bought These Stocks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 20, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, CMCSA, HUN, LVS, NWL

    Andreas Halvorsen is one of the most successful former protégés of hedge fund legend Julian Robertson. In 1999, with David Ott and Brian Olson, two of his former colleagues at Robertson’s Tiger Management, Halvorsen founded Viking Global Investors, a long/short equity value hedge fund. While both of Halvorsen’s partners have since left Viking Global, Halvorsen himself continues to serve as the $22.5 billion hedge fund’s more »

  • Plastic Money

    By Shailendra Raghav - February 11, 2013 | Tickers: NWL, TUP

    Peter Lynch says that to find multi baggers and good stocks, start by looking around you for products and brands you have been using and are familiar with. So I started looking around and I found something I liked. Here are a few interesting points about this business -

    • This is a business which requires very less capex every year for maintenance and growth. Something that investing greats like Warren Buffett more »
  • A Board Member Bought Over $200,000 Of Clorox Stock

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - December 14, 2012 | Tickers: CL, JAH, NWL, PG, CLX

    According to a filing with the SEC, George Harad, a Board member at The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX), bought 2,000 shares of the stock on December 10 at an average price of $75.95 per share. In addition, a limited partnership bought 1,000 shares at the same price, and Harad appears to have some degree of indirect control of those shares per the Form 4. So nearly $230 more »

  • 5 Stocks Targeted by Billionaire Activist Investor Dan Loeb

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - December 12, 2012 | Tickers: CCE, NWL, SLE, UTX, WLP

    Billionaire Daniel Loeb founded his New York-based hedge fund Third Point Management in 1995 with just over $3 million. Since its inception, the fund has returned roughly 25% annually. Loeb graduated from Columbia University in 1983 and worked at Jefferies & Company and Citibank before starting Third Point. Loeb is considered an activist investor that takes outsized positions to “strong arm” companies into making changes, so to speak. We believe that more »

  • Homemade SODA

    By mark corrao - December 9, 2012 | Tickers: GRMN, GMCR, IRBT, NWL, PCRFY, SODA, SNE, WHR

    Recently there has been much hype over Sodastream (SODA) in the news and on TV, to include an anticipated Super Bowl commercial.  Add to this my recent purchase of a Sodastream Genesis as a birthday gift and revelation that the profit margins on this product must be outrageous given what I paid for it and the discovery that it didn't even have to be plugged it.  Having followed SODA more »

  • An Excellent Buy-and-Hold Candidate for Your Portfolio

    By Palwasha Saaim - October 29, 2012 | Tickers: AVP, NWL, EL, TUP

    When you're a stock analyst and blog for a renowned financial services company (you must have heard of The Motley Fool), it is but natural that you read, and read a lot. You follow tons of companies, their financial statements, their earnings announcements and everything about them. There are companies about which a lot is said. There's Apple, there's Google, there's Coca Cola. And then more »

  • Emerging Markets Play or Value Trap?

    By Chad Henage - September 21, 2012 | Tickers: AVP, NWL, EL, TUP

    With all the conversation about growth to be had internationally, everyone is also realizing that currency fluctuations can make this growth disappear in a heartbeat. Many international companies have cited currency fluctuations as a primary reason their results were not better in this most recent quarter. Tupperware Brands (NYSE: TUP) was no exception to this rule, the difference is Tupperware has a huge percentage of its sales in emerging markets where organic growth was impressive. The challenge for investors was deciphering what the company said versus their actual results. Let's take a look at the company's most recent earnings report, to see if we can figure out if this is a good play on international growth or if investors could get burned.

  • Forget Overrated Tech Companies and Look at These Consumer Staples for True Returns

    By Joshua Bondy - August 27, 2012 | Tickers: FB, NWL, PG, TUP

    Substantial long term returns can be found in simple consumer staples. As the recent Facebook  (NASDAQ: FB) fiasco shows, growth stocks do not always workout. With instability in Europe, China, and America cyclical stocks may start to trend downward. Copper is an important industrial commodity which is one signal of economic activity and it has been in a bear market over the past year. Consumer staples can offer steady returns more »

  • George Soros Got Bullish About This Consumer Stock

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - August 26, 2012 | Tickers: CL, HELE, JAH, NWL, CLX

    The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX)’s products range from its well-known bleach to Glad trash bags, Brita water filters, and Kingsford charcoal. This household goods company has a beta of 0.4 in relation to the broader market; with the S&P 500’s 12-13% rise this year, the company’s 7% gain roughly fits that statistical trend, causing it to underperform the market. Of course, the corresponding plus for more »

  • Is This Overlooked Company a Worthy Long-Term Investment?

    By William Bias - August 10, 2012 | Tickers: EBAY, NWL, PBI, STMP

    When looking for investments I try to look for obscure overlooked companies with low debt and excellent cash flow generating capabilities. I did a stock screen search for companies with no long-term debt to equity ratios and one of the companies I came up with was Stamps.com (NASDAQ: STMP). This is a novel little company where for a monthly fee you can print electronic stamps and labels for envelopes and packages. This is an added convenience if you run a business that involves the shipment of a lot of packages. After researching the fundamentals of Stamps.com I decided that the worthiness of this company as a long-term investment is suspect.

  • One Contrarian Play That Can Protect Your Portfolio

    By Soroush Pour - July 12, 2012 | Tickers: BLT, ELUXY.PK, JAH, MHK, NWL

    There are thousands of investment styles being used in the financial markets today.  From Benjamin Graham’s intrinsic value methodology to Joel Greenblatt’s Magic Formula, there is no shortage of (theoretically) profitable tactics for ardent investors to emulate if they so choose.  Amid fears that the global economy is now entering a perfect storm, it is becoming increasingly harder for individuals to view their portfolios with any sort of more »

  • Can You Seal Up Profits With This Stock?

    By Chad Henage - June 22, 2012 | Tickers: AVP, NWL, TUP

    When most people think of Tupperware Brands Corp. (NYSE: TUP), the first thought that naturally comes to mind is the thousands of ways that people use different Tupperware containers. Whether it's storing left over food, clothes, or other items, there are few people who aren't familiar with Tupperware. What many people don't realize is, Tupperware also has a beauty sales business that is comparable in type to Avon Products (NYSE: AVP). The company is trying to not only diversify its income stream, but also this gives Tupperware another product line to take overseas. I've owned Tupperware in the past, but I sort of lost track of the story. Since the company reported earnings recently, this gives me a chance to catch up on what's going on with this innovative company. 

  • The Right and Wrong with Strategic Acquisition

    By Tom Gibbs - May 25, 2012 | Tickers: GM, HNZ, NWL, TYC, DIS

    For a firm that largely grows inorganically through business acquisition, future returns are no doubt related to the price paid for those acquisitions.  The hypothesis is easily understood: a simple increase in sales is hardly a good metric on which to analyze a firm’s growth strategy.

    First, sales figures can be manipulated through aggressive revenue recognition.  Similarly, the level of sales that end up flowing to the bottom of more »

  • This Kitchen Battle Ends Now

    By Matthew DiLallo - May 16, 2012 | Tickers: AVP, NWL, PG, CLX, TUP

    It seems that every night after dinner my wife fights the same battle of finding the lid that goes to the container she just filled with our dinner leftovers.  What I’d really like to know is why we have a drawer full of lids and not one ever fits.  Maybe it is because most of the storage containers we own were not originally purchased for that purpose but came more »

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