Procter & Gamble
As regulators contemplate and begin to take action on climate change, it’s practically inevitable that the price of carbon is headed north within the next decade, either through new taxes, caps on emissions, or both. And since fossil fuels are a staple in the supply chains of many industries, carbon price volatility can ripple quickly throughout the global economy.
How might this happen? Let’s take a quick look more »
Investors who consider themselves stock market historians have likely heard of the research done on the best-performing stocks to have owned over the past 60 or 70 years.
Among these stocks that have richly rewarded their investors for so many years are many consumer goods companies. You might be shocked to find out that some of the market’s best-performing stocks have come from such slow-growing industries.
However, the slow-and-steady more »
Investor Bill Ackman runs Pershing Square, a hedge fund with about $11 billion under management. Ackman’s general strategy is a combination of value investing and activism -- Pershing Square buys up large stakes in undervalued companies and works with the firm’s management to improve the underlying business.
It is a well-known fact that personal care products are an indispensable part of our lives. Because of the very stable nature of this industry, and the intense competition within it, the companies have a very steady growth rate. In essence, these companies are an investment tortoise. Investors looking for their hare would be disappointed in these companies, as their stock prices of usually don’t fluctuate much. But, investors more »
"Hacking" your portfolio is a good thing. A life hack is a new term for making life easier and as stressful as investing can be, some basic things to remember can keep you off the Xanax and tequila.
- Best of breed
- Get some yield
- Know the field.
If you can buy a stock that is the best of its industry, offers some yield, and is in a field you either more »
Procter and Gamble is a household name. It’s been that way for decades. Along with providing everything from toothpaste to laundry detergent across the globe, Procter and Gamble delivers a healthy dividend 3% and consistent growth for investors. But Procter and Gamble is attempting a new strategy in 2013.
Chasing trends and new media types, P&G is shifting one-third of its marketing budget into digital advertising. Let’s more »
Despite struggling for some time now, shares of Spectrum Brands (NYSE: SPB) have performed very well this year and are up 77.55% from a year ago. Management appears to be focused on returning value to shareholders while tackling the company's mounting debt load at the same time. This is positive news, but I’m starting to be a little skeptical and wondering whether or not the business would more »
The S&P 500 Index is up 19% to start the year--an impressive return that has not been without its share of doubters. The chorus of market pessimists only gets louder as the market climbs the wall of worry, and with less-than-stellar underlying earnings growth, some observers are really starting to get nervous.
Taking all this into account, there’s just one question left for investors to answer: is the more »
Since the beginning of July, Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) has consistently risen on the market. The company has gone from $78 per share to $81.40 per share, marking a nearly 4.4% increase in just over a month. The positive momentum is expected to continue, along with good fourth quarter sales results. Let’s take a closer look to see whether or not P&G is a decent bet more »
Warren Buffett is the world's most successful investor. If you had invested $10,000 with Buffett in Berkshire Hathaway in 1965, you would have $60 million today.
Despite the eye-popping returns, Buffett uses relatively simple criteria to base his investment decisions. He looks for companies with sustainable competitive advantages, and stable, predictable income streams. Here are three companies that meet his criteria and also that Buffett loves.
The staid more »
Only behind Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) and well above Unilever (NYSE: UL) in my performance chart, Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) is among the best performing stocks in its industry. The latest earnings call for its fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 just came out, and it's a good time to analyze the future growth and profitability prospects of Procter & Gamble.
While the firm has one of the strongest global brands more »
Yacktman Asset Management's suite of funds manages some $20 billion, and per its recent 13F filing with the SEC, which reveals the funds' public equity holdings, it's making a big bet on a tech giant.Donald Yacktman, founder of Yacktman Asset Management, prides himself on being stock-picker, one that keeps his emotions at bay and uses the Internet for researching companies, purposely avoiding any contact with management to more »
2013 is turning out to be a stellar year for Mergers and Acquisitions. There have been a number of M&A deals in healthcare and technology sectors. Technology sectors might be in the news more often, but it’s the healthcare sector which has the highest number of M&As. During the current year, there have already been 426 confirmed deals. There were 203 M&As in the first quarter more »
Once known for just its batteries, Energizer Holdings (NYSE: ENR) is now shaping up to be a mini personal care powerhouse. On Wednesday, the company acquired three strong feminine care brands that put the company in more direct competition with rival Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG). Energizer’s decision to diversify should offset weakness in the battery category and power shares forward.
Powering past batteries
Energizer Holdings is the company behind more »
Throughout history, following the crowd, or even a single big name, has proven to be a potentially hazardous way for someone to make their investments. Consider how wrong the crowds were during the ".com" bubble, or even "Tulip Mania" in the 1600's. Likewise, in more recent events, an investor would only have to look as far as William Ackman's bullish stance on J.C. Penney, or his short more »
Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) reached all-time highs on Thursday after posting Q2 earnings. It remains the ideal safe, high-yield, non-cyclical stock choice for investors. However, despite its gains, investors should be concerned about growth, and should question whether it’s the best investment option in its space.
Were Earnings Good?
As a non-cyclical company, it is Procter & Gamble’s job to perform strongly regardless of the economy and grow at more »
Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) has been under attack lately. Despite the over $200 billion market cap, the consumer products company has come under activist pressure by hedge fund manager Bill Ackman. With the stock up 20% year to date, should investors join Ackman in investing in Procter & Gamble?
Procter & Gamble is one of the world's leading consumer product companies with some of the world's most famous brands more »
The stock market is acting strange. Never before has there been such strong bull and bear opinions. The answer to who’s correct will be revealed when the Federal Reserve discontinues (not just tapers) monetary stimulus and interest rates increase. Can the economy stand on its own two feet?
What if you could invest in quality companies that were resilient to bear markets? Fear not, these companies exist.
Extraordinary diversification more »
It might be about time to gear up for a short -- or at least time to take some profits off the table. Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) made the decision to rehire its old CEO, A.J. Lafley, to replace his handpicked successor Robert McDonald. I see this as a call for concern, given Lafley’s track record as CEO.
P&G is a great company that likely will be around more »
Long-term income investors shouldn't be traders. That means they should look for great companies with large, lasting businesses, and long histories of returning value to shareholders. Three near 3% yielders that fit the bill today are McDonald's (NYSE: MCD), Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ).
When it comes to companies, size comes with its advantages. It allows for economies of scale, a global more »
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