Procter & Gamble

  • Will a CEO Transition Help This Company to Regain Its Lost Ground?

    By Gayatri Sharma - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: CL, PG, UL

    Procter & Gamble's (NYSE: PG) recent quarterly results were discouraging, with the company falling short on both sales and margin numbers. To arrest this decline, Procter & Gamble re-appointed A.G. Lafley as the new CEO. He has a great task at hand to revive the company's fortunes and he has to stand up to high investor expectations. Let’s take a look on Procter and Gamble's future prospects more »

  • Prospects Look Bright for Kimberly Clark

    By siraj sarwar - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: KMB, PG, CLX

    Historically, companies operating in the household and personal product industry have consistently generated double digit returns. This industry has been one of the best choices for conservative investors. Price stability, financial strength ratings, and earnings predictability are naturally very favorable. On top, most of these equities are offering appealing dividends with steady price appreciation.

    The household and personal product industry is sought as defensive investments because this industry provides solid more »

  • Why This Stock Has High Dividend and Revenue Potential

    By Anjum Khan - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: CL, PG, UL

    Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) is a leading consumer product company. The company operates in beauty, grooming, health care, fabric care, home care, baby care and family care. Not only its vast diversification, but also its huge geographical spread make it a common household name. Let us see how the company is expanding and how it will prove to be a good investment opportunity.

    Financials

    In terms of financial fundamentals, the more »

  • Does Royal Baby Mean Royal Profits?

    By Gerelyn Terzo - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: JNJ, KMB, PG

    It's impossible to watch the news without hearing the royal buzz surrounding Prince William and Kate Middleton's new baby boy. Whether you care or not, it's hard not to feel some joy at the thought of a new and healthy baby being brought into the world. And whether or not the royal news gives way to a new baby boom, you can't ignore that the world more »

  • It’s better to be safe than sorry

    By Nitin Agarwal - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: KRFT, PG, UN

    Safe Harbour

    “It’s better to be safe than sorry”. When we consider the above phrase, particularly during the times of market uncertainly, we consider the stocks of the FMCG companies as the safest bet. Since, the FMCG industry is itself highly saturated - with presence of players like Nestle (OTC: NSRGY), Kraft (NASDAQ: KRFT), Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), Unilever (NYSE: UN) among others; it’s sometimes becomes difficult for the more »

  • It Is Not The Right Time to Invest in This Stock!

    By Mihir Mehta - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: CL, PG, CLX

    How would the idea of going on an adventure without any safety equipment whatsoever sound to you? Many would call it completely absurd. While investing in stock markets is not completely an adventure, it is definitely an activity that entails some risk and calls for some safety measures. It is always prudent to have some safe investments in your portfolio that allow you to trade with confidence and satisfaction. Clorox more »

  • Why This Household Product Maker Can Make Your Portfolio Sparkle

    By Matthew Frankel - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: CL, KMB, PG

    In continuing a theme, I want to write about another company that a lot of folks in my generation seem to think of as a “boring” and “dull” investment, when in fact it’s anything but. I have recently written about ExxonMobil and Johnson & Johnson as excellent long-term holdings, and today I want to focus on my favorite household product maker, Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB). I tell my friends that these more »

  • Procrastinators Can Still Join the Party in This Stock

    By Ted Cooper - July 19, 2013 | Tickers: CL, PG, UN

    One of the best strategies for part-time investors is to track successful hedge fund managers' holdings and pick which stocks look the most promising. Investors who followed Bill Ackman into Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) have already reaped large gains -- the stock is up nearly 33% since the legendary investor announced his hedge fund owned 1% of shares outstanding.

    However, despite the run-up in the stock price over the last year more »

  • A Non-Dividend Paying Stock for Dividend Investors

    By Andrés Cardenal - July 19, 2013 | Tickers: BRK-B, BRK-A, KO, IBM, PG

    Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B) (NYSE: BRK-A) doesn´t pay any dividends, however, that’s no reason at all for dividend investors to stay away from the company. Berkshire´s quality and fundamental strength are second to none, and there are different ways to generate income from your holdings even if the company doesn´t distribute its cash flows.

    A dividend investor in disguise

    Warren Buffett is not usually considered a more »

  • A Bright Outlook Based on These 4 Measures

    By Chad Henage - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: CL, KMB, PG, CLX

    When companies are about to report earnings, investors would do well to look at the prior earnings report to try and find trends that may continue over the next few quarters. With Colgate-Palmolive’s (NYSE: CL) earnings report right around the corner, there are four trends that shareholders should hope will continue.

    Growth and Income on a Global Scale
    There are two things that define Colgate-Palmolive’s current market position more »

  • Clash of the Consumer Goods Titans

    By Ryan Palmer - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: NSRGY, PG, UN

    One of legendary investor Peter Lynch's favorite bits of advice for individual investors trying to figure out the stock market on their own was to buy what you know. If you've tried a company's product and enjoyed it, that could be a sign to investigate the stock.

    The following three companies are all giants in the consumer goods industry, and you've probably encountered at least one more »

  • Are FMCG Players Following the Right Strategies?

    By usman iftikhar - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: PBH, PG, UN

    Global fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector is undoubtedly among the most competitive and the fastest growing sectors. Every player in the sector is reinforcing its strategies to reach rural and lower income areas to expand distribution networks.

    Moreover, the trend towards local acquisitions to increase market share continues. In this article, I will discuss these two strategies with respect to the three well known players of the industry; Prestige more »

  • Would You Rather Own Bonds or This Stock?

    By Justin Carley - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: CHD, CL, PG

    We remain in the very early innings of a reversal in the secular bear market in stocks and the secular bull market in bonds. The S&P 500 continues to maintain double-digit gains for the year whereas bonds have actually posted a slightly negative return in the first half of the year. Stocks are poised to notably outperform bonds for the remainder of the decade. Investors should continue to look more »

  • Can This Blue Chip Keep up the Turnaround?

    By Chad Henage - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: CL, KMB, PG, CLX

    Questioning certain companies in today’s stock market is almost unheard of. When you think about names like Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, or Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), many investors assume that all of these companies are stocks that they can buy at any price and hold forever. While it’s true that investors may be able to buy the shares at a decent price and tuck them away for many years more »

  • 4 Reasons to Give This Blue Chip Another Look

    By Chad Henage - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: CL, KMB, PG, CLX

    Sometimes finding a winning investment is less about discovering the next big thing, and more about finding a good value in an already strong company. While a large blue chip stock like Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) won’t win a prize for the most exciting company, or the fastest growth rate, there is a lot to like about a company that makes money cleaning up other people’s messes.

    Goliath Versus more »

  • Where to Look for the Best Shareholder Returns in the Consumer Goods Sector

    By Rupert Hargreaves - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: HD, MCD, PG, SBUX

    Stocks in the consumer goods sector have been the most sought after in the entire stock market during the past few years due to their defensive nature and dependable shareholder returns. 

    One of the biggest, Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), has historically been one of the most defensive and dependable stocks for investors over the last few decades. However, it would appear that the company is being toppled from its perch more »

  • 3 Companies for Retirees

    By Phillip Woolgar - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: BRK-B, GE, PG

    Conglomerates offer a tremendous amount of diversification for investors, while allowing you to avoid the over-diversification associated with index funds, and the management expenses of mutual funds.

    I consider these investments to be appropriate for those who are retired or those who are within five years of normal retirement age. This demographic can't afford to take on as much risk as the younger generations who have time to recover more »

  • A Giant Dividend Grower for Your Retirement Portfolio

    By Mark Morelli - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, KMB, PG

    I have a few suggestions for those of you in or near retirement and looking to add another dividend stock to your portfolio. 

    Based upon my experience, I chose a few criteria that I consider important when selecting dividend-growth stocks that keep up with inflation over the long term (and don't keep you up at night). These criteria include: 

    1. Moderate yield (3% to 3.5%)

    2. Dividend increases more »

  • Why Is This Consumer Giant a Good Bet?

    By Gayatri Sharma - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: CL, PG, UL

    Unilever (NYSE: UL) is focused on expansion in emerging markets to capitalize on rapid growth. It has increased its stake in its Indian subsidiary, Hindustan Unilever. The company has added new villages to its Shakti program in India, and new perfect stores in Indonesia. Its sustainable living plan is helping it to retain customers and reduce waste as well as cost. Here is a detailed look:

    Increasing stake in more »

  • Is This a Top-Notch Defensive Play?

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: ECL, JNJ, PG

    Even if you’re bullish on the market, downside risks exist. Eventually, rising interest rates, increased taxes, European austerity, a slowdown in China, our own country's enormous debt, or a black swan event could occur and lead to a steep correction.

    Whatever the case may be, you want to be prepared as an investor. Investing in large-cap companies that pay healthy dividends can at least limit downside risk. These more »

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