HRL : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Fed Rate Fears Are Premature - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 20, 2014
    Fed fears are not appropriate concern at this stage, it is the questions abissue at this stage is the growth outlook for ...
  2. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 18, 2014
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  3. #PreMarket Primer for November 27: Some US Retailers Fight To ...

    November 27, 2013
    With several large retail chains planning to begin their Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving, some retailers are holding ...
  4. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Oct 2013 - Industry Outlook

    October 22, 2013
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Oct 2013 - Industry Outlook
  5. BRF S.A. Serves Up A Feast For Investors

    July 30, 2013
    Strong margin improvements boost results even as domestic demand comes under pressure.
  6. Unilever Stays Neutral - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    We reaffirm our Neutral recommendation on fast moving consumer goods giant Unilever following appraisal of its first quarter ...
  7. ConAgra Does Appear To Be On A Better Path

    June 27, 2013
    ConAgra hasn't answered every question, but signs of progress are evident.
  8. 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.
  9. Tyson Beats Estimates, Gives View - Analyst Blog

    February 1, 2013
    Tyson Foods Inc.'s (TSN) first quarter 2013 adjusted earnings of 48 cents per share surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  10. Unilever to Shutter Atlanta Factory - Analyst Blog

    January 29, 2013
    Fast-moving consumer products giant, Unilever N.V. (UN) announced that it will shut down its Atlanta factory where the company ...
  11. Tyson Upped to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    On January 26, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) backed by its bright ...
  12. Unilever Sales Soar in 4Q, FY12 - Analyst Blog

    January 24, 2013
    Unilever N.V. (UN) posted solid fourth quarter and full year 2012 results. The company recorded underlying (excluding the ...
  13. Unilever Stays Neutral - Analyst Blog

    January 11, 2013
    We reaffirm our Neutral recommendation on Unilever N.V. (UN) following the appraisal of its third quarter 2012 results. This ...
  14. Hillshire Brands Upped to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    On January 9, 2013, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hillshire Brands Company (HSH) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), on ...
  15. Estee Lauder and Other Big Movers In Consumer/Non-Cyclical on ...

    January 3, 2013
    The market is quiet so far today. The Nasdaq remains relatively unchanged; the S&P 500 has remained steady; and the Dow has ...
  16. Volatile Smithfield Delivers A Good Quarter

    December 10, 2012
    Smithfield surprises the Street with better margins.
  17. Smithfield to Miss in Q4: Preview - Analyst Blog

    December 4, 2012
    We expect meat producer Smithfield Foods Inc (SFD) to miss expectations when it reports second quarter 2013 results on December ...
  18. ADM and Other Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks Making Big Moves on ...

    November 20, 2012
    The market is quiet so far today. The Nasdaq has been relatively flat; the S&P 500 has moved little; and the Dow is unchanged. ...
  19. Stocks to Buy During End-of-Year Tax Selling - Screen of the ...

    November 13, 2012
    The post-election sell-off in the market has acutely reminded everyone of the impending Fiscal that Cliff the US faces in ...
  20. Is Fresh Pork Eclipsing The Value Of Smithfield's Packaged Foods?

    September 7, 2012
    Smithfield's fresh pork business looks vulnerable, but is the packaged business undervalued?
  21. Smithfield Lags Estimates - Analyst Blog

    September 5, 2012
    Smithfield Foods Inc. (SFD) posted adjusted earnings of 40 cents per share in the first quarter of fiscal 2013, which lagged ...
  22. Tyson Finally Interesting, But Risks Growing

    August 7, 2012
    A margin squeeze could crush Tyson's profitability. However, because Tyson shares are trading at more than 10% below book ...
  23. Smithfield's Miss May Be An Opportunity

    June 15, 2012
    Smithfield's meaningful miss reflects worsening pork margins. This isn't a stock to be bought and held for the long term, ...
  24. Smithfield Misses Estimates - Analyst Blog

    June 15, 2012
    Smithfield Foods Inc. (SFD) posted adjusted earnings of 43 cents per share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, which lagged ...
  25. Meat Stocks React To Mad Cow

    April 26, 2012
    Markets reacted quick with the confirmation of Mad Cow being detected.
  26. The Tyson Foods Story Still All About Optimism

    February 8, 2012
    A lot of optimism seems baked into the Tyson story today.
  27. Don't Pig Out On Smithfield

    December 12, 2011
    Smithfield is holding up well, but is hardly a bargain.
  28. Tyson Already Looks Overcooked

    November 25, 2011
    Tyson's had its rebound, but further gains require a lot of things going right.
  29. Smithfield's Leverage High On The Hog

    September 12, 2011
    Smithfield's operating performance is good, but low long-term returns are a concern.
  30. Tyson Almost Ready To Serve

    August 11, 2011
    Tyson is oh-so close to being an interesting buy candidate.
  31. High Expectations In Place For McCormick

    July 4, 2011
    McCormick is executing well, but investor expectations seem nearly ridiculous.
  32. Does Tyson Deserve Better?

    May 12, 2011
    If Tyson can sustain this level of free cash flow, the stock may be seriously undervalued.
  33. Dividend Stocks Are The New Bonds

    April 4, 2011
    Investors looking for good income from their portfolios are beginning to take a hard look at dividends once again.
  34. Smithfield's Good Times Won't Last

    December 13, 2010
    Smithfield is benefiting from a tight pork market, but this too shall pass.
  35. 6 Overbought Stocks To Watch

    November 30, 2010
    Let's take a look at a few stocks that have recently entered overbought territory because these could be candidates for a ...
  36. Heinz Quarter An Asian Tale

    November 24, 2010
    A strong performance in emerging markets for Ketchup maker Heinz led to an 8% profit increase for its second quarter.
  37. 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 ...
  38. Seaboard Prefers Obscurity

    September 21, 2010
    Diversified meat producer and ag business Seaboard recently bought a large stake in Butterball.
  39. Looking For Safer Stocks? Check Your Pantry

    August 25, 2010
    If the economy takes another dip, consumer staples can provide strong-and-steady growth to any portfolio.
  40. Grocery And Clothing Earnings Released

    August 25, 2010
    Consumer staples and grocery stocks will always be in demand, both in good and bad economies.
  41. Con Agra's Mild Indigestion

    June 29, 2010
    Con Agra struggled with earnings during its fourth quarter and its full fiscal year.
  42. SmithField Foods Gets Hogwashed

    December 11, 2009
    Just because you're in the business of selling food does not automatically insulate you from the recession.
  43. Free Cash Flow Dynamos

    October 19, 2009
    Free cash flow yield is an excellent way to gauge a company's position.
  44. Finding Deep Value In The Meat Department

    September 18, 2009
    A deep value look at five meat products companies.
  45. Smithfield Foods Not Hogging All The Losses

    June 25, 2009
    Smithfield Foods had a tough year, with rising feed prices along with swine flu concerns, and sees another difficult year ...
  46. Meat Becomes Mighty On Drop In Input Inflation

    March 12, 2009
    Food companies and meat processors reap the benefits of falling input and raw material prices, which should boost 2009 earnings.
  47. Four Insiders You Can Bet On

    January 19, 2009
    Here are four companies that are closely held and profitable to boot.
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