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  1. Now Is The Time To Buy Consumer Staples Stocks

    November 20, 2013
    As the markets have swooned, so have many boring sectors. That includes consumer staples stocks. Still, the sector could ...
  2. Prestige Brands Gets Upgraded: Should You Be Buying?

    July 11, 2013
    At least two investment firms upgraded Prestige Brands' (NYSE:PBH) stock July 9 on news it had acquired a small Australian ...
  3. Given Procter & Gamble's Performance, Should The Weak Volumes ...

    April 25, 2013
    P&G looks like an increasingly expensive margin improvement play in consumer staples.
  4. Kimberly-Clark Looks Way Too Expensive For What It Is

    April 22, 2013
    Kimberly-Clark's growth prospects make today's valuation hard to justify.
  5. Colgate Reiterated at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    February 13, 2013
    We have maintained our long-term Neutral recommendation on the global consumer products company, Colgate-Palmolive Company ...
  6. 'Great Rotation': Fact or Fiction - Analyst Blog

    February 11, 2013
    Domestic stock funds garnered a whopping $21 billion in the initial four weeks of 2013, according to Lipper. This was the ...
  7. Stock Market News for February 11, 2013 - Market News

    February 11, 2013
    Benchmarks finished in the green in the wake of better-than-expected earnings and encouraging domestic & international economic ...
  8. Stock Market News for February 8, 2013 - Market News

    February 8, 2013
    Investor sentiment was dampened yesterday following weak earnings and a discouraging outcome to the ECB meeting, dragging ...
  9. Church & Dwight Meets Expectations - Analyst Blog

    February 6, 2013
    Leading consumer products company, Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (CHD) posted fourth-quarter 2012 earnings of 57 cents a share ...
  10. Clorox Posts Impressive 2Q Results - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    California-based Clorox Corporation (CLX) came up with impressive earnings and sales comparisons for the second-quarter of ...
  11. Colgate-Palmolive Beats on EPS - Analyst Blog

    January 31, 2013
    Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) - a global dealer in consumer goods - came up with fourth-quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of ...
  12. SPB Initiates Dividend Payout - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    Based on Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc.'s (SPB) ability to generate ample free cash flow, the board of directors initiated ...
  13. Will Colgate-Palmolive Beat in 4Q? - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    World's leading consumer goods dealer, Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) is likely to beat the expectations when it reports ...
  14. P&G Excels, Ups 2013 View - Analyst Blog

    January 25, 2013
    Procter & Gamble Company (PG) reported second quarter fiscal 2013 adjusted earnings (excluding restructuring charges) of ...
  15. Earnings Preview: Procter & Gamble - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    We expect consumer giant, The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) to beat expectations when it reports second quarter fiscal 2 ...
  16. Clorox Hits New 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2013
    Shares of The Clorox Company (CLX) reached a new 52-week high of $76.77 on Monday, Jan 14, 2013, beating its previous 52-week ...
  17. Investors Seem To Already Buy Into Procter & Gamble's Turnaround ...

    December 13, 2012
    P&G has a good turnaround plan, but the Street has already bought in.
  18. Colgate-Palmolive in Neutral Zone - Analyst Blog

    November 14, 2012
    We reiterate our long term Neutral recommendation on global consumer goods dealer, Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL), driven ...
  19. Stocks over $100: Love 'Em or Hate 'Em? - Analyst Blog

    October 13, 2012
    In stock investing, $100 a share used to be a magic number. Before electronic trading and low-priced Internet trades, $1 ...
  20. Glaxo Back on a Neutral Path - Analyst Blog

    September 25, 2012
    GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) performed disappointingly in the second quarter of 2012, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate both ...
  21. Oracle Misses 1Q Estimates - Analyst Blog

    September 21, 2012
    Oracle Corp. (ORCL) reported earnings of 53 cents per share in the first quarter of 2013. Including stock-based compensation ...
  22. Anheuser-Busch InBev NV and Other Big Movers In Consumer/Non-Cyclical ...

    September 10, 2012
    The Nasdaq has declined 0.6%, the S&P 500 has moved little and the Dow has risen 0.1% so far today. These are the biggest ...
  23. US Initial Jobless Claims Signal a Struggling Labor Market

    June 14, 2012
    The Initial Jobless Claims report measures the number of individuals filing for jobless benefits for the first time during ...
  24. Recession-Proof Stocks

    May 31, 2012
    Before searching for bulletproof consumer staples, take a look at some reliable alternatives.
  25. Henkel: Buffett's Possible Target

    May 12, 2012
    Henkel might be the biggest consumer goods company that nobody's ever heard of. Year-to-date, Henkel's stock is up about ...
  26. The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Colgate-Palmolive, Procter ...

    May 8, 2012
    For Immediate Release Chicago, IL - May 8, 2012 - announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. ...
  27. Colgate Notes at Lowest Coupon Rate - Analyst Blog

    May 7, 2012
    In an effort to enhance its financial flexibility and focus on future growth prospects, one of the leading global consumer ...
  28. Tough Markets Doing Clorox No Favors

    May 4, 2012
    While Clorox has had excellent long-term returns on capital and boasts an innovation-driven culture, the company's stock ...
  29. More Recession-Proof Stocks

    April 30, 2012
    Before searching for bulletproof consumer staples, take a look at some reliable alternatives.
  30. Kimberly-Clark A Tower Of Stability

    April 24, 2012
    Kimberly-Clark's global operations remain sound, as does the steady and ample dividend payment.
  31. More Recession-Proof Stocks

    March 30, 2012
    Before searching for bulletproof consumer staples, take a look at some reliable alternatives.
  32. U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Signal A Struggling Market

    March 9, 2012
    Initial Jobless Claims measures the number of individuals filing for jobless benefits for the first time during the past ...
  33. More Recession-Proof Stocks

    February 27, 2012
    Before searching for bulletproof consumer staples, take a look at some reliable alternatives.
  34. More Recession-Proof Stocks

    December 28, 2011
    Before searching for bulletproof consumer staples, take a look at some reliable alternatives.
  35. Church & Dwight On Fire

    December 22, 2011
    It's not a sexy name for the holiday shopping season, but Church & Dwight investors are cleaning up.
  36. More Recession-Proof Stocks

    September 28, 2011
    Before searching for bulletproof consumer staples, take a look at some reliable alternatives.
  37. The Other Recession-Proof Stocks

    September 6, 2011
    Before searching for bulletproof consumer staples, take a look at some reliable alternatives.
  38. The Overlooked Dental Health Sector

    August 25, 2011
    While health care remains a great long-term portfolio position, many investors ignore the dental sub-sector. However, benefiting ...
  39. Icahn Puts Clorox In The Spin Cycle

    July 18, 2011
    Icahn makes a curious bid for Clorox.
  40. So What's Different About Clorox Today?

    July 13, 2011
    Clorox stock surged nearly 3 percent on a day the major averages were nearly down as much. So what, if anything, does it ...
  41. Three Safe Sectors For The Summer

    July 11, 2011
    With uncertainty beginning to creep back into the markets, investors may want to take a defensive posture.
  42. Helen Of Troy Still Looking Fetching

    July 8, 2011
    Helen of Troy isn't especially popular, but the quality is there.
  43. The Pause That Refreshes?

    July 3, 2011
    There are still a lot of mixed signals that economies and markets are throwing off, but this could be the ideal setup for ...
  44. Stocks To Play The Low Dollar Trade

    June 13, 2011
    Here are four stocks that should benefit from a lower dollar.
  45. The Best Consumer Goods Company You've Never Heard Of

    May 23, 2011
    If you have a contrarian streak, this undervalued stock may be a great pick.
  46. 4 Stocks To Play The Low Dollar Trade

    May 11, 2011
    Here are four stocks that should benefit from a lower dollar.
  47. Darling: Dirty Business, Sweet Cash Flow

    March 4, 2011
    Darling's business may be dirty and disgusting, but the cash flow smells sweet.
  48. Icahn's Exciting Stake In Dull Clorox

    February 17, 2011
    Activist investor Carl Icahn has taken a 9% stake in consumer products company Clorox, and has stated the shares are undervalued.
  49. Kellogg Sees A Better 2011

    February 8, 2011
    Kellogg increased its profits despite difficult conditions in the cereal business. With commodity inflation heating up, more ...
  50. A Developed Opportunity For Emerging Markets

    February 1, 2011
    As emerging markets have become more popular, many analysts now point to less attractive valuations for their assets. However, ...
  51. Wealth Creation Fallacies

    January 3, 2011
    CEO Magazine's 3rd annual Wealth Creation rankings came out recently, and the list reveals a glaring flaw in the magazine's ...
  52. Large Cap Dividend Stocks For 2011

    December 17, 2010
    Investors interested in yield for the new year might want to consider a package of solid, stable, large cap stocks which ...
  53. Procter & Gamble's Slow And Steady Growth

    October 28, 2010
    Procter & Gamble offers downside protection as it is incredibly diversified across the globe.
  54. Should Clorox Buy Back Its Shares?

    September 24, 2010
    Clorox announced it was selling STP and Armor All brands for $780 million and using the proceeds to buy back stock.
  55. JNJ Woes Spell Opportunity

    August 31, 2010
    Earnings estimates aside, the case for preservation of capital along with capital appreciation is as strong as ever at Johnson ...
  56. Unilever's Exciting Profits, Unexciting Sales Growth

    August 10, 2010
    Unilever posted a huge profit surge in its second-quarter earnings report on less impressive revenue growth.
  57. Is The Market Still Overpriced?

    May 20, 2010
    Despite the mini-correction in the market, it still looks pricey.
  58. Consumer Product Companies Shine

    May 3, 2010
    Short- and long-term consumer product companies look like an attractive play and shouldn't be overlooked.
  59. 3 Not-So-Famous Stocks That Deserve The Spotlight

    March 22, 2010
    Popularity doesn't count in the stock market. We take a look at some lesser-known names investors should become acquainted ...
  60. Dividend Stocks Making A Comeback

    January 26, 2010
    After a year of being ignored in favor of high-risk, high return assets, dividends are on the comeback trail. Here are some ...
  61. The Everyday Portfolio

    January 21, 2010
    Successful investing could be as simple as examining the products you use and consume in any given day.
  62. Core Stocks For 2010

    January 7, 2010
    Businesses with historically strong fundamentals can be a springboard for researching stocks that long-term investors might ...
  63. Smucker's Bold Move Pays Off

    November 23, 2009
    Smucker's shares aren't a steal, but they are not at all unreasonably valued.
  64. 5 Stocks To Play The Low Dollar Trade

    November 6, 2009
    Here are five stocks that should benefit from a lower dollar in 2010.
  65. Freshen Your Portfolio With Clorox

    November 3, 2009
    Clorox has a profitable and stable business model that should easily withstand any future global economic turmoil.
  66. 5 A-Rated Stocks With Healthy Dividends

    October 16, 2009
    These issues have distinguished themselves with stable growth, earnings and dividends over a 10-year period.
  67. For Investors, Coke Wins Out Over Pepsi

    July 22, 2009
    This company has always had staying power. Find out why it's a particularly good pick now.
  68. Where The Dividend Actions Are

    July 17, 2009
    Dividend action statistics are a great way to test the health of a company's stock.
  69. Play The Cash-On-Cash Game

    May 14, 2009
    We compare the cash return on capital invested and return on invested capital of the top five personal products businesses.
  70. ADM Good Enough To Gobble Up

    May 7, 2009
    This and other food stocks may provide much needed relief for investors.
  71. Kimberly-Clark Not Exactly Cleaning Up

    April 28, 2009
    Kimberly-Clark had lower earnings for the quarter, indicating that consumers are still holding back even for personal care ...
  72. Consumer Staples Stocks Avoid The Dividend Axe

    April 23, 2009
    A look at consumer staples stocks and dividend increases.
  73. Companies That Announced Dividend Increases

    March 10, 2009
    A look at companies that have actually raised dividends despite the slowing economy.
  74. VCA Antech Isn't A Dog

    February 25, 2009
    Is VCA Antech may be an attractive stock to add to your portfolio.
  75. Invest In The Original S&P 500

    February 18, 2009
    An amazing number of the original companies in the S&P 500 index are still trading. I'll pick out some interesting choices ...
  76. Grease Your Portfolio's Wheels With WD-40

    January 13, 2009
    This slippery small cap could fix some creaky areas of your portfolio.
  77. Beauty Care Product Manufacturer Is Sitting Pretty

    January 13, 2009
    Alberto Culver can hold its own against, big boys Procter & Gamble and Church & Dwight.
  78. Donaldson Growth Machine Grinding To A Halt?

    September 4, 2008
    Donaldson can thank a weak dollar for its record earning. As the dollar strengthens and global economies slow, there could ...
  79. Hewlett-Packard Gains On Strength Of BRIC Business

    August 25, 2008
    Currency translations boosted Hewlett-Packard's top line. Investors searching for a unique BRIC play need look no further.
  80. Estee Lauder Should Fear Resurgent Greenback

    August 19, 2008
    Estee Lauder had a great quarter and year, but a suddenly weak European economy and strong U.S. dollar could put the brakes ...
  81. Procter & Gamble Slays The Commodity Monster

    August 6, 2008
    Consumer-products giant P&G managed to survive rising commodity costs by simply raising prices. The competition didn't have ...
  82. Church & Dwight: An Empire Built On Stinky Fridges

    June 20, 2008
    Through its Arm & Hammer brand, Church & Dwight has produced 20% annualized returns for the past 10 years. Learn the secret ...
  83. For Clorox, Green Is Good

    April 24, 2008
    Clorox bought natural body-care company Burt's Bees in 2007. Will this green shift translate to increased profits? Time will ...
  84. Cleaning Up With Clorox (CLX)

    April 27, 2007
    Widening margins and rapid debt reduction should make Clorox a long-term winner.
  85. WD-40 Greases a Few Squeaky Wheels (WDFC)

    February 27, 2007
    WD-40 has suffered some short-term setbacks, but going forward it looks set to operate like a well-oiled machine.
  86. Pfizer, Pass the Rolaids

    June 12, 2006
    $15 billion for its consumer products unit won’t cure Pfizer’s ailing stock.
  87. Higher Energy Costs and Consumer Spending

    October 4, 2005
    Have recent energy prices finally made their way into the wallets of Joe and Jane America? The most recent consumer confidence ...
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