GIS : Analysis & Opinions

  1. General Mills Inc. (GIS): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 18, 2014
    General Mills' adjusted earnings of $0.80 per share in the second quarter of fiscal 2015 beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  2. General Mills Beats Q2 Earnings, Weak Demand Hurts Sales - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    General Mills Inc.'s (GIS) beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings in the second quarter of fiscal 2015.
  3. Spotlight on the Fed - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 17, 2014
    Many expect the Fed to replace 'considerable time' with a new phrase, such as "they will remain 'patient' in raising ...
  4. 'Tis The Season For Food And Beverage Stocks

    December 12, 2014
    The holidays tend to be a gift to investors in defensive consumer stocks. Here's a food and beverage sector ETF (and its ...
  5. Are Cost-Control Measures Driving Consumer Staples? - Industry ...

    October 13, 2014
    Are Cost-Control Measures Driving Consumer Staples? - Industry Outlook
  6. Fed Expected to Clarify Course - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 17, 2014
    The Fed remains the market's sole preoccupation today as investors look for clues to the future course of monetary policy ...
  7. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of September 15

    September 14, 2014
    Ostensible economic bellwether FedEx (NYSE: earnings spotlight midweek, and the consensus forecast calls for earnings growth. ...
  8. Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

    August 8, 2014
    These are consumer goods products that sell quickly at relatively low cost – items such as milk, gum, fruit and vegetables, ...
  9. 5 Family-Friendly Employers For Working Parents

    July 31, 2014
    A family friendly employer doesn’t just make it possible for parents who work there to care for their children without ...
  10. Mixed Start to Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    June 26, 2014
    Mixed Start to Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  11. Can Consumer Staples Rebound? - Industry Outlook

    June 10, 2014
    Can Consumer Staples Rebound? - Industry Outlook
  12. A Dependable Blue-Chip Stock Every Retiree Should Own

    May 1, 2014
    People retiring now or in the near future have my sympathy. It's a tough time to be retired. #-ad_banner-#Few people have ...
  13. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 18, 2014
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  14. Weaker Organic Growth Creating An Opportunity In Nestle

    August 12, 2013
    Slightly underwhelming organic growth has created an opportunity in Nestle shares for long-term investors
  15. Wall Street All In On Kraft's Improvement Potential

    August 6, 2013
    Kraft has the quality, but Wall Street's cheering section has the stock trading at fair value.
  16. Kellogg Reports Unimpressive Earnings

    August 1, 2013
    Kellogg's weak volume is concerning as Wall Street looks for a big second half.
  17. GIS Discusses Growth Plans for 2014 - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    General Mills recently discussed its outlook and growth strategies for fiscal 2014 at the New York Stock Exchange.
  18. McCormick Looks Premium-Priced Even With Premium Performance

    June 27, 2013
    McCormick is a great food company, but it still delivers food company growth and valuation is too high
  19. ConAgra Does Appear To Be On A Better Path

    June 27, 2013
    ConAgra hasn't answered every question, but signs of progress are evident.
  20. General Mills Getting Back To Norm

    June 27, 2013
    Results at General Mills were as expected, and some of the momentum seems to be leaving the valuation
  21. Earnings Expectations for the Week of June 24

    June 23, 2013
    Quarterly reports from Nike (NYSE: BBRY) will be among the highlights on the earnings front this week. Here is a quick look ...
  22. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    June 21, 2013
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  23. Smucker Does Alright, But The Street Goes Away Disappointed

    June 7, 2013
    Smucker's solid quarter is overshadowed by softer sales, particularly in K-cup coffee.
  24. Hormel Transforming, But Valuation Already Ahead Of It

    May 23, 2013
    Hormel is very well-run and has above-average growth prospects, but investors have already bid the shares up accordingly
  25. Campbell Soup Shows That Shoppers More Price-Sensitive Than Investors

    May 21, 2013
    Campbell Soup remains volatile, but investors haven't minded
  26. Pinnacle Foods Gains 11% In IPO Debut--Now What?

    April 2, 2013
    Blackstone Group brought Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF) to market March 28. The maker of Vlasic pickles and other well known brands ...
  27. 4 High Yield, Low Beta Stocks - Investment Ideas

    January 10, 2013
    Decades from now, economic historians will look back at this period as the era of exceptionably low interest rates. Just ...
  28. If You're Going To Overpay For A Food Stock, Why Not Heinz?

    November 22, 2012
    Heinz continues to deliver better growth than its peers.
  29. Even With A So-So Quarter, Smucker Looks Worth Watching

    November 19, 2012
    Smucker is treading water in a tough market.
  30. TreeHouse Foods Falls Back To Earth

    November 7, 2012
    TreeHouse stumbles, but the valuation still isn't compelling.
  31. Pringles Already Paying Off For Kellogg

    November 2, 2012
    Kellogg is doing better, but long-term growth still looks like a challenge.
  32. Wheat And Corn's Four-Year Summer High

    October 17, 2012
    Both corn and wheat prices continue to soar as the effects of the worst drought in over 25 years takes hold.
  33. General Mills Seeing Good OUS Growth, But Yoplait Needs Help

    September 20, 2012
    General Mills is doing OK, but the yogurt business needs to be better.
  34. General Mills' First Quarter Earnings Report

    September 19, 2012
    General Mills (NYSE:GIS) announced its results for the most recent quarter on September 19, 2012. General Mills is a manufacturer ...
  35. Kellogg Looking Like A Better Part Of A Complete Portfolio

    August 16, 2012
    Kellogg may be seeing the turn in its business.
  36. General Mills May Be Making A Mistake With Its Spending

    June 29, 2012
    Underspending on advertising could put sales growth at risk in fiscal 2013. That aside, General Mills is an OK option in ...
  37. Stable Volumes Support Premium Valuation For McCormick

    June 29, 2012
    McCormick is one of the best-performing food companies, and the stock reflects that
  38. Biggest Consumer/Non-Cyclical Sector Movers for June 27, 2012

    June 27, 2012
    The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq is trading up 0.7%; the S&P 500 is up 0.7%; and the Dow has increased ...
  39. Campbell Buys Property Around HQ - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2012
    Recently, Campbell Soup Company (CPB), a high-quality foods and simple meals manufacturer, acquired a four acre property ...
  40. Heinz's Growth Doesn't Seem To Merit This Kind Of Premium

    May 29, 2012
    While Heinz has solid non-U.S. exposure and growth potential, the potential isn't large enough to justify a premium valuation, ...
  41. Campbell Soup Still Well Below Simmer

    May 24, 2012
    While it's hard to ignore a company with high teens return on invested capital, famous brands and a solid dividend, Campbell's ...
  42. Seneca Foods: Why Vegetables Are Good For You

    April 27, 2012
    Seneca is the largest processor of fruits and vegetables in the U.S. It's not a glamorous business, but it more than pays ...
  43. Food Plays That Look Savory

    April 24, 2012
    Among the various food plays, Heinz sticks out as particularly tasty.
  44. Post Cereal Worth Holding

    March 30, 2012
    Post is just getting going on its own, but could be an interesting investing story as spinoffs generally have a solid performance ...
  45. 4 Low Risk Stocks On The S&P

    March 23, 2012
    Check out 4 low-beta stocks that can help you to diversify your portfolio.
  46. Pringles Is A Big Bite For Kellogg

    February 21, 2012
    With the purchase of Pringles, Kellogg is levering up to buy a scarce asset.
  47. 4 Low Risk Stocks On The S&P

    January 9, 2012
    Check out five low-beta stocks that can help you to diversify your portfolio.
  48. Consolidating For Further Upside?

    December 21, 2011
    These four stocks are moving in a tight channel near recent highs.
  49. Smucker's Is The Perfect Stock To Fund Your Retirement

    December 13, 2011
    In the past 10 years Smucker's stock has never lost more than 5% annually. If you want a stable stock to fund your retirement, ...
  50. Dean Foods' Stocks Are Condensing

    November 22, 2011
    Got milk stocks? You could be in trouble.
  51. 3 Reasons To Own Hershey

    November 17, 2011
    Hershey's sits at less than 10% from its 52-week high. Despite the lofty price, we discuss three reasons why it shouldn't ...
  52. Rock-Tenn Still Rolling

    November 14, 2011
    Rock-Tenn has its work cut out with improving Smurfit, but the benefits could be enormous.
  53. TreeHouse Foods – Store Brands At A Premium Price

    November 8, 2011
    TreeHouse is building value in off-brand products, but the stock is no bargain.
  54. Kellogg's Diet Crashes

    November 7, 2011
    Always dependable Kellogg has faltered, but the stock is not a buy yet.
  55. 5 Dividend Darlings

    October 20, 2011
    Strong dividend payers could form the best defense in an unsure market.
  56. ConAgra Chooses To Move On

    September 26, 2011
    ConAgra seems to be making smarter choices, but is management's strategy enough to significantly improve business?
  57. Kellogg Reaps Pricing Benefits

    August 4, 2011
    Kellogg turned in a solid second quarter performance, as they've been able to make the pricing issue work for them.
  58. ConAgra Still Not Very Appetizing

    June 24, 2011
    ConAgra is still a notable laggard in the food space.
  59. Consumer Staple Stocks Look Durable

    June 7, 2011
    Investors should consider letting the consumer come to the rescue - but not in the way you think.
  60. Kellogg Still A Very Stable Food Firm

    May 9, 2011
    Kellogg investors should be able to garner double-digit annual returns by investing in the stock over the long haul.
  61. Global X Food ETF

    May 9, 2011
    A new niche ETF covering the food sector launched this week - this article provides investors with a breakdown.
  62. Diamond Foods Adds A New Facet

    April 7, 2011
    Diamond's acuqisition of Pringles is a transformative deal.
  63. General Mills Tops Competition

    March 29, 2011
    General Mills has a solid record of leveraging mid-single-digit sales growth into higher profit increases.
  64. Higher Costs Are Climbing Up The Value Chain

    March 23, 2011
    Even premium brands are vulnerable to higher costs.
  65. Hormel Packages Food Profits

    February 25, 2011
    Food producer Hormel capitalized on rising commodity costs and increased sales to pack in the profits for its fiscal first ...
  66. America's Biggest Food Companies

    February 23, 2011
    These five companies may be synonomous with one or two products, but you'll be surprised to see how diversified each brand ...
  67. The Marvel That Is Coca-Cola

    February 11, 2011
    Coca-Cola continues to defy the rules and produce excellent results.
  68. Restaurant Stocks Look Tasty

    February 10, 2011
    The restaurant sector is often one of the first leaders out of a recession and has recently posted increased gains in same-store ...
  69. Unilever: U.K.'s Go-To Company

    January 27, 2011
    Looking ahead, Unilever is in an excellent position to deliver solid growth, cash flow and return on invested capital over ...
  70. 6 Consumer Staples Yielding High Dividends

    January 12, 2011
    If it's security, stability and a dividend you're after, these stocks are worth a look.
  71. Higher Prices In Your Grocery Cart

    January 11, 2011
    Investments in the agriculture sector are an effective way for investors to hedge against rising food prices.
  72. What's Your Stock's Repurchase Premium?

    December 23, 2010
    Take a closer look at your favorite stock's statement of equity; you never know what you're going to find
  73. A Royal Present For Martek Shareholders

    December 23, 2010
    DSM furthers its transition to a food and health-focused chemical company.
  74. Big Money In Private Labels

    November 9, 2010
    The growth of private label and store brands represents an interesting opportunity for investors.
  75. Cadbury Makes Kraft’s Quarter

    November 8, 2010
    Kraft posted lower earnings year-over-year for its third quarter, though organic net revenue increased slightly. Can the ...
  76. America's Biggest Food Companies

    October 27, 2010
    These five companies may be synonomous with one or two products, but you'll be surprised to see how diversified each brand ...
  77. Wal-Mart Looks To The Long-Term

    September 29, 2010
    Wal-Mart's expansion into South Africa is a multi-decade project.
  78. Sara Lee North American Business Review

    September 27, 2010
    We look at what Sara Lee is doing to grow earnings in North America over the next few years.
  79. Tasty Breakfast Stocks

    July 30, 2010
    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and some of the companies serving it a worth a look.
  80. Dividend Income From Your Dinner Table

    June 22, 2010
    These food companies offer up some tasty dividends.
  81. Investing In America's Hottest Brands

    April 15, 2010
    What's in name? Can a company's brand help it outperform the market? Find out here.
  82. Diamond Foods Chips In

    March 4, 2010
    Diamond Foods sells walnuts and popcorn, and now potato chips with the acquisition of Kettle Foods. We look at what this ...
  83. Unpacking Heinz Earnings

    March 3, 2010
    Critics didn't like what they found while digging into Heinz's numbers, but the stock is still a worthwhile investment.
  84. Is Campbells Um Um Good?

    February 23, 2010
    Campbell's role as a staple in American kitchens has helped it weather the recession, but it still faces big challenges. ...
  85. A Different Magic Formula

    February 23, 2010
    Joel Greenblatt's Magic Formula is very useful when comparing some of the biggest processed and packaged goods companies ...
  86. Let's Play The Dow Dividend Game

    January 29, 2010
    These three companies are strong alternatives to Dow dividend payers.
  87. Frozen Pizza: A Sizzling Investment

    January 13, 2010
    As long as Americans are pressed for time and money, frozen pizza is likely to remain a staple. Find out how to cash in on ...
  88. Defined-Contribution Plans And The 11-K

    October 8, 2009
    Defined contribution plans are an important part of American retirement savings.
  89. Forget This Consumer Good Play

    September 28, 2009
    General Mills is holding strong in the U.S., but how does the company stack up in the bigger picture?
  90. Campbell Soup: Steady And Focused

    September 18, 2009
    Campbell Soup had a mixed earnings report but announced an intriguing commitment to remain a core-focused company.
  91. A Sugar High For Your Portfolio

    August 24, 2009
    Weather conditions have dampened sugar production, but the world's raging sweet tooth make this a great opportunity for investors. ...
  92. Kraft Delivers The Goods

    August 10, 2009
    On a relative basis, Kraft seems to offer the best value among the major food companies
  93. Kellogg Earnings Almost Double-Good

    August 7, 2009
    Kellogg posted higher profits despite a slight revenue decrease, showing promise for the rest of the year and the end of ...
  94. 3 Food Stocks Flying Under The Radar

    July 29, 2009
    Food may not be a sexy stock pick, but these three companies seem to offer steady dividends and stable growth.
  95. Green Companies Expected To Generate Green

    April 1, 2009
    Companies in the Dow Jones sustainability index might bring stability to your portfolio.
  96. Diamond Foods' Pop Secret Acquisition

    October 1, 2008
    Diamond Foods saw a 23% Q4 earnings surprise. Could its move beyond almonds and walnuts continue to pay dividends?
  97. Back To The Basics: Safety And Diversification

    September 19, 2008
    With investors freaking out, it is time to examine a small portfolio of stocks to gain diversification and safety.
  98. Nobody Does A Buyback Like Sara Lee (SLE)

    July 30, 2007
    Rising levels of dough are pitting shareholders and bondholders against each other.
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