Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc.

  • Sweeten Up Your Portfolio With This Candy Company

    By Awais Iqbal - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: MDLZ, HSY, TR

    The confectionery industry belongs to the consumer goods sector which is largely slow-paced compared to other industries. With the economic environment in the United States becoming more favorable, confectionery companies can expect upside in their sales in this region. However, this is not the only factor that is going to make these companies good investment opportunities. Most of the companies in the consumer goods sector have global profiles, and thus more »

  • Be Wary of These Stocks With Weak Dividend Growth

    By Justin Pope - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: T, TR, WM

    When it comes to how I construct my portfolio, I seek companies that increase their dividends over time. As a dividend growth investor, I want to avoid companies that are not growing dividends at a rate above inflation. I also want to avoid those that are slowing down dividend growth.

    Let's look at some companies that I would be cautious investing in long term. We will inspect valuation metrics more »

  • Are These Consumer Goods Stocks Over-Valued?

    By Bob Ciura - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: MKC, HSY, TR

    Consumer goods stocks have been some of the market’s best-performing stocks of all time, and it’s not hard to see why. Companies that sell their products year in and year out, effectively ignoring the fluctuations of the broader economy, aren’t likely to go out of business when a recession hits.

    Furthermore, the financial stability of companies like McCormick & Company (NYSE: MKC), The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY), and more »

  • Should You Bet the Farm on Family Firms?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: SJM, MDLZ, TR

    After the firing of George Zimmer, Men's Wearhouse's founder and face of the company,  hit the wires Panera Bread co-Founder and co-CEO Ron Shaich posted his opinion on LinkedIn that a founder has much more invested in a company and will try his/her best to do right by their creation.

    More interesting is what happens after a founder passes the baton to his family, who may not more »

  • Candy Industry Winners - and Great Opportunities for Your Portfolio

    By Michael Douglass - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: MDLZ, NSRGY, HSY, TR

    Investing in the world’s long-term sweet tooth seems like a good idea – after all, I impulse-buy candy all the time in the grocery store checkout line - so there should be some good opportunity there. The companies I will be comparing are Mondelez International (NASDAQ: MDLZNASDAQ: MDLZ)), Hershey (NYSE: HSY), Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE: TR), and Nestle (ADR) (NASDAQOTH: NSRGY). Nestle and Hershey are your best investing bets; if you feel more »

  • Tootsie Rolls Future Not So Sweet

    By Jeremy Worthington - June 30, 2013 | Tickers: MDLZ, RMCF, HSY, TR

    Tootsie Rolls may be delicious but it is time to sell if you own Tootsie Roll shares. Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. (NYSE: TR) is currently way over-valued and there will be a large correction coming to its stock price in the future. The P/E ratio is way too high to justify the valuation that it currently has. That combined with a crony culture on the Board means that it more »

  • How the Currency of Affection Fattens Your Wallet

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: MDLZ, HSY, TR

    Mad Men's Don Draper killed his career with his pitch to the execs at Hershey (NYSE: HSY) but he got one thing right about the All-American confectioner when he brought it home saying, "Hershey's is the currency of affection."

    Don initially pitches a golden childhood moment, the reward after doing his chores of a Hershey bar from his hair-tousling and doting father. Hershey execs nod and mutter, " Hmm more »

  • Sweetening the Pot with Candy Stocks

    By Brenda Johnson - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: NSRGY, HSY, TR

    Time-honored blue chips stocks with healthy track records can be found amongst candy companies. Although some cyclic behavior is to be expected as spikes are sure to be found around Easter, Valentine's Day, and Christmas, candy stocks have shown steady growth and are not going to be subject to the volatility or sudden de-listings that happen to tech stocks. Here are a few choice morsels to sink your teeth more »

  • Sweets For The Sweet

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - February 11, 2013 | Tickers: MDLZ, HSY, TR

    Valentine's Day is not just for romance, but also for commerce and the National Retail Federation expects young love to conquer and 20-somethings traditionally spend the most. But where do they spend the majority of their Valentine budget? Candy is the big winner at 60.3%.

    With the cost of a two year courtship and wedding at $43,843 for Canadians (I think you can tack on at least more »

  • A Chocolate Dream for Investors

    By Johan Seijkens - January 29, 2013 | Tickers: RMCF, HSY, TR

    Who doesn't love chocolates? Chocolates are for everyone. One American small cap company that is going to conquer the world bit by bit is Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF).

    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc., headquartered in Durango, Colorado, is an international franchiser of gourmet chocolate, confection and self-serve frozen yogurt stores and a manufacturer of an extensive line of premium chocolates and other confectionery products. As of January more »

  • Are These Confection Stocks a Sweet Deal?

    By Chris Hodge - January 23, 2013 | Tickers: CZZ, MDLZ, HSY, TR | Editor's Choice

    I've been trying to stay away from candy lately, but I recognize that just because I'm not personally into something says very little about how popular it is. I rarely drink, but Diageo is thriving. I've never smoked, but Philip Morris International is alive and well regardless. So what about the confections industry? Are these stocks a taste of heaven, or are they just rot bait?

    Not more »

  • This Double Stuffed SWOT Signals a Buy

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - January 18, 2013 | Tickers: KRFT, MDLZ, HSY, TR

    One of the simplest ways to get an overview of a company's operations is through a SWOT analysis.  Here the main strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the company are laid out for all to see.

    Today we will take a look at Mondelez (NASDAQ: MDLZ), as it settles into its newly created existence as an international snack brand.  After posting a 10% share price increase over more »

  • How Sweet It Is When Chocolate Is Everywhere

    By Meryl Baer - December 20, 2012 | Tickers: KRFT, RMCF, HSY, TR

    It is the holiday season and time for chocolate. As an investor I prefer to buy products and services I understand, and I understand chocolate. I also like to invest in things I like and believe others will like and therefore buy. Perusing the grocery store this week there was, in the center of the first aisle, in the middle of all the healthy produce, a large display of chocolates more »

  • A 'Private' Company in Public Company Garb and Not Just for Halloween?

    By BA McKenna - November 18, 2012 | Tickers: BRK-A, MDLZ, HSY, TR

    Tootsie Roll (NYSE: TR) and Tootsie, the 80's flick starring Dustin Hoffman, have more in common than just the name. The movie -- which is a hoot -- begins with Hoffman's character, an actor in the film, disguising himself as a woman so he can win a female role. The fun follows.

    Tootsie Roll also seems to be in drag -- in its case, as a public company. Movie viewers may more »

  • Too Old for Trick Or Treat?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - October 12, 2012 | Tickers: MDLZ, HSY, TR

    My daughter finally decided she was too old for trick or treat this year. (I agree a college junior is too old, even if you are petite.) My other child is too old for me to walk her around; she goes with a bunch of her teenage friends. But I love, love, love Halloween and dress up just to jump up from the sofa every three minutes to give out more »

  • Tootsie Roll is a Sweet Investment or Takeover Target

    By Jonathan Yates - September 19, 2012 | Tickers: KRFT, HSY, TR

    Tootsie Roll (NYSE: TR), the candy maker, is a unique entity in that it has the oldest chief executive officer of a publicly traded company.  The company is not operated as efficiently as competitors such as The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY).  This makes Tootsie Roll appealing both as a long term investment and as a potential takeover candidate when there is a change in executive leadership.

    Tootsie Roll manufactures and more »

  • Tootsie Roll: Another Runaway Valuation

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - September 13, 2012 | Tickers: CMG, PCLN, HSY, TR

    Stocks with a premium valuation can be found almost anywhere.  From fast growing upstarts to mega-cap powers, the investing arena is filled with wild and often unsustainable valuations.  It is up to investors to do their homework and decide which stocks can live up to the hype.

    As we take a closer look at Tootsie Roll (NYSE: TR), I will explain why I don't believe that they will be more »

  • Is Hershey a Comfort Stock for Investors?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - August 27, 2012 | Tickers: CZZ, HSY, TR

    Investors who are worried about the U.S. economy may be attracted to large-cap stocks that experience a low statistical correlation with the S&P 500, and The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) fits that bill to a T. The stock’s beta is 0, and 0.0 when rounded to one decimal place. Even a downturn in the U.S. economy shouldn’t affect its stock price, due to the more »

  • Everyone Has to Eat Part 1: Candy, Candy, Candy

    By William Bias - June 19, 2012 | Tickers: RMCF, HSY, TR

    Everyone has to eat and drink to survive. As an investor one has to ask, ”Can great investment gains be made from investing in the companies that make the items that nourish our body?” In this four part series I examine the investment viability of these companies.

    Candy, like other food and drink, brings joy to adults and children alike. But, to really determine if the producers of these joyful items would bring the same level of joy for investors due diligence is required. One has to research their financials and competitive position to determine the underlying investment potential. Three companies that come to my mind that produce candy are: Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE: TR), The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY), and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF).

  • 20/20 Hindsight: My $12,000 Mistake

    By William Bias - June 7, 2012 | Tickers: EBAY, TR

    Opportunity cost is something I try not to think about.  In my opinion, opportunity cost is limitless. Pondering that one should have done A rather than B or C or D can drive a person insane. Investopedia defines opportunity cost as "The cost of an alternative that must be forgone in order to pursue a certain action. Put another way, the benefits you could have received by taking an alternative action." For example, if you invest in one company that returns 1% and the investment you didn't choose goes up 2000%, the opportunity cost is 1999%.

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