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  1. Where Buffett Is Finding The Market's Best Yields

    March 7, 2014
    In today's world of high-frequency, short-term trading, many funds have sprung up that take positions based purely on ...
  2. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 18, 2014
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  3. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Oct 2013 - Industry Outlook

    October 22, 2013
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Oct 2013 - Industry Outlook
  4. Market Primer: Tuesday, October 8: US Treasury Yields Climb As ...

    October 8, 2013
    Yields for one month US Treasury bills spiked as investors backed away in fear of a default. On Tuesday, the T-bills traded ...
  5. Domtar Jumps 16% On Plant Closing: Time To Buy?

    September 12, 2013
    Domtar (NYSE:UFS) jumped the most in four years on news International Paper (NYSE:IP) is closing a mill in Alabama reducing ...
  6. 14 Companies That Have Raised Their Dividends For 50 Years Or ...

    September 10, 2013
    Imagine if you had bought these stocks 20 years ago.If you had, then right now you'd be earning dividend yields of... ...
  7. Estee Lauder Delivers A Beautiful Q4: Should You Buy?

    August 20, 2013
    Estee Lauder (EL) delivered beautiful Q4 earnings August 15 on a day when the Dow lost 225 points due to Wal-Mart's (WMT) ...
  8. Frontier Market Index Secrets Revealed

    August 15, 2013
    Most passively managed ETFs are designed to track underlying indices and most ETF investors know that. How much time investors ...
  9. Short Sellers Retreat from GameStop, Rite Aid (AVP, GME, RAD)

    July 14, 2013
    Overall, the short interest moves in troubled retail companies were mixed again during the latter weeks of June. Avon Products ...
  10. Accenture Completes Acquity Buy - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    Accenture plc recently completed the previously announced acquisition of Hong Kong-based online marketing consultant, Acquity ...
  11. Stock Market News for June 24, 2013 - Market News

    June 24, 2013
    Benchmarks finished mixed on Friday following Bernanke’s comments on Wednesday regarding slowing and ending of the ...
  12. Rising 10-Year Yields Could Crush Popular Dividend ETFs

    June 21, 2013
    Seduced by backward-looking dividend increase streaks, investors have fallen in love with dividend ETFs such as the Vanguard ...
  13. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    June 21, 2013
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  14. Look Towards Small-Caps For Big Dividends

    May 22, 2013
    Small-caps can be a fruitful place to gain high yields.
  15. Investors Can't Seem To Get Enough Of Hershey

    April 25, 2013
    With strong volume and improving margins, Hershey continues to outperform a hot sector.
  16. 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.
  17. Goldman Sachs Gets Into The Loan Business

    April 12, 2013
    Goldman Sachs’ decides to list a piece of Liberty Harbor Capital subsidiary as a BDC.
  18. Reynolds Beats, Gives 2013 View - Analyst Blog

    February 12, 2013
    Leading cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) delivered adjusted earnings of 76 cents (excluding a one-time charge ...
  19. Warner Chilcott Provides 2013 View - Analyst Blog

    February 11, 2013
    Warner Chilcott (WCRX) recently revealed its financial guidance for 2013. The company expects to earn $3.20-$3.30 per share ...
  20. '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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. Philip Morris Beats, Gives View - Analyst Blog

    February 8, 2013
    Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) reported adjusted third quarter 2012 earnings per share of $1.24, surpassing the comparable ...
  23. Kellogg Beats Overall, Keeps 2013 View - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Kellogg Company's K) adjusted fourth quarter 2012 earnings of 67 cents per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 65 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. Stock Market News for January 28, 2013 - Market News

    January 28, 2013
    Strong earnings from major companies once again propelled benchmarks to a finish in the green.    Following these results, ...
  26. 4 Ways Income Investors Can Protect Against Inflation

    January 21, 2013
    "The cult of inflation may only have just begun."  That was a bold and eye-opening sentiment legendary bond fund manager ...
  27. High Inflation Is Coming -- Here's How To Protect Your Wealth ...

    January 21, 2013
    In the 1930s, the U.S. government sought to boost a flagging economy by maintaining very low interest rates. Throughout the ...
  28. Exclusive Shows from Yahoo and Sony - Analyst Blog

    January 16, 2013
    Yahoo! Inc.'s (YHOO) Spanish entity Yahoo! en Español and Sony Music's (SNE) Latin division have entered into a strategic ...
  29. Helen Of Troy Needs To Exploit Distracted Competitors

    January 14, 2013
    Helen of Troy's weak organic performance is a little troubling
  30. Supervalu: Earnings Preview - Analyst Blog

    January 9, 2013
    Supervalu Inc. (SVU) is set to report third quarter 2013 results on January 10. Last quarter, it posted a -12% negative surprise. ...
  31. Avoid High-Cost Broker Commissions With This Investment Plan

    December 14, 2012
    Online brokers undoubtedly have made investing more affordable and accessible than ever before. Gone are the days when you ...
  32. Warner Chilcott Evenly Poised - Analyst Blog

    November 23, 2012
    We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on Warner Chilcott plc (WCRX) with a target price of $12.00. The stock carries ...
  33. Warner Chilcott Tops, View Raised - Analyst Blog

    November 15, 2012
    Warner Chilcott's (WCRX) third quarter 2012 earnings (excluding special items) of 99 cents per share handsomely beat the ...
  34. 5 Moves Every Investor Should Make to Prepare for the Fiscal ...

    November 14, 2012
    The presidential election is over, but another day of reckoning approaches. A "fiscal cliff" consisting of major tax increases ...
  35. Energizer's EPS Beats, Revs In Line - Analyst Blog

    November 9, 2012
    Energizer Holdings Inc. (ENR) reported fiscal fourth quarter 2012 non-GAAP adjusted earnings of $1.76 per share, which comfortably ...
  36. Teva Likely To Tread Water Ahead Of New Strategy

    November 5, 2012
    Teva has restructuring and growth opportunities, but the risk is still elevated.
  37. Clorox Kick Starts Fiscal 2013 - Analyst Blog

    November 1, 2012
    California-based Clorox Corporation (CLX) started fiscal 2013 on a triumphant note as it came up with impressive earnings ...
  38. Stock Market News for October 26, 2012 - Market News

    October 26, 2012
    Benchmarks added paltry gains following a batch of mixed earnings releases and positive domestic and international economic ...
  39. Helen Of Troy Wilting Into The Fall

    October 25, 2012
    Weak organic growth and scant margin leverage are causes for concern today, but Helen of Troy could recover in 2013.
  40. Stanley Black & Decker And Spectrum Brands Both Get What They ...

    October 25, 2012
    Stanley Black & Decker and Spectrum Brands reach a deal that serves both parties well.
  41. Colgate Beats on Bottom Line - Analyst Blog

    October 25, 2012
    Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) - a global dealer in consumer goods - came up with third-quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of ...
  42. Procter & Gamble and More Big Movers in Consumer/Non-Cyclical ...

    October 25, 2012
    There has been little movement in the market so far this morning. The Nasdaq is unchanged; the S&P 500 has been relatively ...
  43. These Companies Have Raised Their Dividends for 50 Consecutive ...

    October 18, 2012
    Imagine if you had bought these stocks 20 years ago. If you had, then right now you'd be earning dividend yields of... 27%... ...
  44. Stock Market News for September 24, 2012 - Market News

    September 24, 2012
    Benchmarks ended almost flat on Friday despite the initial push by Spain's bailout hopes and the initiation of Apple's iPhone ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. Spectrum Brands Pays $1 Special Dividend: A Harbinger Of Things ...

    September 20, 2012
    Spectrum Brands paid a $1 special dividend September 18 and announced a quarterly dividend of 25 cents a share starting in ...
  47. Special K Popcorn Chips from Kellogg - Analyst Blog

    September 17, 2012
    Kellogg Company K) recently introduced new low calorie popcorn chips, under its famous Special K snacks line. Special K Popcorn ...
  48. The Best Places To Work Make For Great Investments Too

    September 14, 2012
    There appears to be a growing correlation between a company's stock price and the esteem in which it is held by its employees.
  49. Bullish on Clorox - Analyst Blog

    August 20, 2012
    We believe that California-based The Clorox Company (CLX), through its plans for further acquisitions and willingness to ...
  50. WCRX Beats Zacks Estimates - Analyst Blog

    August 7, 2012
    Warner Chilcott's (WCRX) second-quarter 2012 earnings (excluding special items) of $1.03 per share handsomely beat the Zacks ...
  51. Company News for August 6, 2012 - Corporate Summary

    August 6, 2012
    "    LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) posted second quarter earnings per share of $0.04, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  52. Stock Market News for August 6, 2012 - Market News

    August 6, 2012
    A strong nonfarm payroll report helped benchmarks snap their four-day losing streak on Friday. More importantly, strategists ...
  53. Clorox Posts Strong Fiscal 2012 - Analyst Blog

    August 3, 2012
    Clorox Corporation (CLX) posted fourth-quarter 2012 earnings per share of $1.36 compared with $1.29 earned in the prior-year ...
  54. Teva Misses, Maintains View - Analyst Blog

    August 3, 2012
    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' (TEVA) second quarter earnings of $1.28 per American Depositary Share (ADS) were a penny ...
  55. Portfolio Pruning 101

    July 27, 2012
    MoneyShow's Tom Aspray takes an in-depth look at his successful Charts in Play Portfolio, as he looks to take profits on ...
  56. Colgate In Line, Revs Down - Analyst Blog

    July 26, 2012
    Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL), a global dealer in consumer goods, came up with second-quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of ...
  57. Bull Vs. Bear: Olympic Advertising Worth Shareholders' Money

    July 24, 2012
    The Olympic games is a great time to buy into major Olympic sponsors, such as Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble.
  58. A Very Weak Start to Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    July 13, 2012
    Summary We have results from only 32 S&P 500 companies at this stage, but what we have seen thus far -- in terms of ...
  59. Chinese Growth, JPM Damage Control As Expected - Analyst Blog

    July 13, 2012
    The market will likely find China's second quarter GDP growth numbers reassuring as many read last week's second interest ...
  60. Company News for July 13, 2012 - Corporate Summary

    July 13, 2012
    •    Shares of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) dropped 6.4% yesterday after reporting second quarter 2012 earnings ...
  61. Ahead of Wall Street - July 13, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 13, 2012
    Friday, July 13, 2012 The market will likely find China's second quarter GDP growth numbers reassuring as many read last ...
  62. On Fed Minutes & Fiscal Cliffs - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2012
    The most important item on today's calendar is the release of the Fed's June meeting minutes later this afternoon, which ...
  63. Helen Of Troy Needs To Find Margin Leverage

    July 10, 2012
    Helen of Troy's missing gross margin leverage could limit near-term performance. However, investors might do well to regard ...
  64. June's Worst Dow Stocks

    June 30, 2012
    As has been duly noted, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was a juggernaut of an index during the month of June, but naysayers ...
  65. Earnings Review: BODY, ORCL, ADBE, PG, BBBY

    June 25, 2012
    It's not quite earnings season again, but, unfortunately, it is warnings season. And that's exactly what the just-completed ...
  66. Where Do You Go For Yield? - Real Time Insight

    June 22, 2012
    While the economy is certainly sluggish, it is difficult to argue that the sentiment is as bad now as it was in the dark ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. XLP: Holding Up Nicely

    June 6, 2012
    "Sell in May" certainly worked this year. Problem is it's hard to say that the sellers have gone away. Three trading days ...
  69. The Dow: Plenty Of Dogs, But Few Standouts

    June 1, 2012
    Those holding an ETF such as the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DIA) or some assortment of individual Dow stocks ...
  70. Invest In Consumer Staples

    June 1, 2012
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  71. Diamond Foods: Cue The Comeback?

    May 28, 2012
    Diamond lost their CEO and CFO over bad accounting practices and its stock dropped from $90 to below $30 in a matter of weeks. ...
  72. Time To Rotate Back Into Consumer Staples

    May 17, 2012
    The Consumer staples sector is the place to invest if the risk-on trade continues to unwind. XLP is the largest ETF of this ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. Is The Oracle Losing His Touch?

    May 10, 2012
    Legendary value investor Warren Buffett didn't become legendary by lagging the S&P 500 on a regular basis, but that's exactly ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. Staples Stack-Up

    May 1, 2012
    Staples Stack-Up
  77. Weyerhaeuser Like Watching The Grass Grow

    April 30, 2012
    Weyerhaeuser's earnings weren't great, but then nobody expected them to be. Weyerhaeuser is still muddling through a tough ...
  78. Can Helen Of Troy Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts?

    April 30, 2012
    Helen Of Troy needs to show better leverage for the growth-by-acquisition strategy to add value.
  79. 5 Easy Ways to Cash In on US Dividends

    April 26, 2012
    If you’re outside the US looking in, there are important pros and cons to adding exchange traded funds from America ...
  80. Kimberly-Clark A Tower Of Stability

    April 24, 2012
    Kimberly-Clark's global operations remain sound, as does the steady and ample dividend payment.
  81. Consumer Staple Stocks To Watch

    April 13, 2012
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  82. Dollar General Heating Up

    March 28, 2012
    Growth trends are really perking up at Dollar General.
  83. S&P 500's Most Oversold Stocks

    March 21, 2012
    Several prominent S&P 500 stocks haven’t been bid up to technically overbought conditions in the recent rally, ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. The Dow's Most Overbought Stocks

    March 3, 2012
    Even after moving sharply higher in February, these four leading Dow stocks still have significant upside, but are close ...
  86. Consumer Staple Stocks To Watch

    February 28, 2012
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  87. Pringles Is A Big Bite For Kellogg

    February 21, 2012
    With the purchase of Pringles, Kellogg is levering up to buy a scarce asset.
  88. Glatfelter Worth A Closer Look

    February 10, 2012
    Glatfelter is more than just another paper company.
  89. Finding Quality and Yield

    February 9, 2012
    The dividend yield theory helps Kelley Wright of Investment Quality Trends find value in the market. Here, he explains ...
  90. Weyerhaeuser Already Anticipating The Turn

    February 8, 2012
    Weyerhaeuser is undervalued and lapping the street as investors anticipate a recovery for the residential construction market.
  91. Clorox Lagging Rivals

    February 7, 2012
    Clorox's valuation continues to look lofty.
  92. Colgate-Palmolive Has Growth, But It'll Cost Ya

    January 30, 2012
    Colgate has great growth, but a valuation to match.
  93. 4 Stocks To Analyze Before Friday

    January 24, 2012
    Here are four companies that will be releasing their earnings on January 27th.
  94. The Hot ETF for 2012

    January 11, 2012
    Here's a look at the method behind the picking my annual Hot Hand, so even if the pick misfires, at least you can buy into ...
  95. Helen Of Troy Plenty Bold, But What About Beautiful?

    January 9, 2012
    Helen of Troy is taking bold steps to grow.
  96. Consumer Staple Stocks To Watch

    January 9, 2012
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  97. Flavors & Fragrances Growing Stale

    January 5, 2012
    A foul wind is making shares of International Flavors & Fragrances hard to digest.
  98. 2011's Most Innovative ETFs

    December 30, 2011
    The ETF industry experienced tremendous growth throughout 2011, and many issuers added new and exciting products to the mix. ...
  99. 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.
  100. An Opportunity To Unmask Avon’s Beauty

    December 16, 2011
    The removal of Andrea Jung as CEO offers Avon a great opportunity to find a leader who can boost profits.
  101. Dollar General's Impressive Run Continues

    December 6, 2011
    Dollar General’s stock is bumping up against its all-time highs and is therefore less appealing to prospective shareholders.
  102. 3 Great Stocks for Diversification

    December 1, 2011
    The key to optimizing gains and minimizing losses in an equity portfolio is to hold a relatively small number of stocks, ...
  103. Canadians, Look Before You Leap South

    November 22, 2011
    Before painting their portfolios red, white, and blue, Canadian income investors need to understand the drawbacks of playing ...
  104. Top Picks In Consumer Staples

    November 16, 2011
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  105. Seasick? Try A Low Volatility Fund

    November 2, 2011
    The market’s recent ups and downs have been stomach churning. Low volatility funds can help smooth out the ride.
  106. Tupperware’s Direct Growth Potential

    October 28, 2011
    Tupperware's third quarter results offered the most recent illustration that growth potential is wide open across the world.
  107. Affordable Income Offered By Kimberly-Clark

    October 28, 2011
    Kimberly-Clark offers an unmatched degree of stability. Their stock may appeal to conservative, income-minded investors.
  108. 3 Reasons To Own Estee Lauder Now

    October 24, 2011
    Estee Lauder may have regained most of its ground since a recent price drop, but there are three good reasons EL is still ...
  109. Bulls And Bears Still Battling For Helen Of Troy

    October 10, 2011
    Helen of Troy is a volatile business with a history of up-and-down fluctuations that can't be explained by the economy. For ...
  110. 5 Consumer Staple Stocks To Watch

    September 27, 2011
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  111. 2 Global Funds with a Large-Cap Tilt

    August 19, 2011
    Joe Pitzl and Jason Good say retail investors can benefit from some exposure to large caps, including global stocks. They ...
  112. Top Picks In Consumer Staples

    August 17, 2011
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  113. Clorox Weighs Its Options

    August 9, 2011
    If Icahn's bid is genuine or another suitor appears, there is further upside for Clorox investors.
  114. Consumer Staple Stocks To Watch

    August 9, 2011
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  115. Finding Value With Icahn

    August 3, 2011
    The holding company appears to have a stable financial situation and with much future upside potential.
  116. Kimberly-Clark’s Conservative Bias

    July 29, 2011
    Kimberly-Clark investors should be able to count on double-digit total returns over the long haul.
  117. 5 Consumer Staple Stocks To Watch

    July 29, 2011
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  118. Ocean Bio-Chem Cleans Up

    July 19, 2011
    Ocean Bio-Chem is a mini micro-cap that markets a line of waxes and other cleaning supplies to boat owners.
  119. Icahn Puts Clorox In The Spin Cycle

    July 18, 2011
    Icahn makes a curious bid for Clorox.
  120. Larger Rivals Outcompeting WD-40

    July 11, 2011
    Over the past five years, a number of larger rivals have grown faster than WD-40.
  121. Helen Of Troy Still Looking Fetching

    July 8, 2011
    Helen of Troy isn't especially popular, but the quality is there.
  122. June's Dow 30 Winners and Losers

    July 4, 2011
    See the best and worst performing DJIA stocks from June 2011!
  123. One-Stop Stock For Diversity

    June 22, 2011
    With stable earnings, global diversity and a blue chip roster of customers, IFF is a smart addition to any portfolio.
  124. Smucker Fighting A Number Of Headwinds

    June 14, 2011
    Longer-term, concerns exist over Smucker's organic growth levels, and nearer term it is having to fight against higher commodity ...
  125. PepsiCo's A Little Too Bogged Down

    June 3, 2011
    Consumer staples are a safe, strategic play now, but should PepsiCo be one of the ways to make that move?
  126. It's Time For Skechers To Shape Up

    June 1, 2011
    Skechers is trading at a 52-week low these days, less than a year removed from $48. We'll look at whether it can climb back ...
  127. 3 Consumer ETFs To Consider

    May 26, 2011
    We look at staples, discretionary and emerging consumer ETFs in the U.S. and abroad.
  128. Will Nestle Succeed Where Others Have Failed?

    May 26, 2011
    Nestle is making an interesting step into medical pharmaceuticals and diagnostics.
  129. 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.
  130. Clorox Ready For A Breather

    May 11, 2011
    A recent run in Clorox's share price makes a number of rivals more appealing investment candidates.
  131. 7 Dividend Stocks With Big Payouts

    May 4, 2011
    Dividend increases are being seen across the board. Find out which stocks are offering the biggest payouts.
  132. Tupperware Keeps Partying

    April 28, 2011
    Tupperware's direct selling model is proving quite successful in emerging markets.
  133. Kimberly-Clark Cranks Up Prices

    April 28, 2011
    Kimberly-Clark is the first to raise prices to offset commodity costs. Will other paper companies follow?
  134. Kimberly Clark's Above-average Dividend Yield

    April 27, 2011
    Kimberly-Clark's dividend yield is 4.2% and well above that of rivals.
  135. Consumer Staple Stocks To Watch

    April 20, 2011
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  136. Zep Looks To Clean Up Its Profit Trends

    April 7, 2011
    Prospective investors in Zep may want to wait until profit and cash flow growth becomes more consistent.
  137. Diamond Foods Adds A New Facet

    April 7, 2011
    Diamond's acuqisition of Pringles is a transformative deal.
  138. Staple Stocks Look Good In This Economy

    March 31, 2011
    These staples won't likely give you immediate returns - but during hard times, they can keep you from going under.
  139. Time To Invest In Consumer Staples

    March 30, 2011
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  140. 4 Dow 30 Stocks With Huge Dividends

    March 14, 2011
    We combed through the Dow 30 to find some of its highest-yielding stocks.
  141. Irish Stocks Present Possible Value Play

    March 9, 2011
    Despite its fiscal woes, Ireland' tech story could ultimately become its saving grace.
  142. A Profit Dip Could Make Costco A Buy

    March 7, 2011
    Costco stock remains expensive on an earnings multiple basis, but there could be near-term profit pressures that could allow ...
  143. Darling: Dirty Business, Sweet Cash Flow

    March 4, 2011
    Darling's business may be dirty and disgusting, but the cash flow smells sweet.
  144. Attack Of The Mega-Caps

    February 22, 2011
    These large companies can add protection for investors, in case there are some missteps in the current economic recovery.
  145. The 2011 Billionaire Investment Portfolio

    February 16, 2011
    Find out where the extremely wealthy are putting their cash in 2011.
  146. 5 Consumer Staple Stocks To Watch

    February 14, 2011
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  147. 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 ...
  148. 7 Important Earnings Announcements For January 27

    January 26, 2011
    Earnings reports are significant events for every stock. Here are 7 earnings announcement for January 27 that you should ...
  149. Tepid Trends From WD-40

    January 13, 2011
    WD-40's recent lackluster track record has investors looking elsewhere in 2011.
  150. Large Cap Stocks For 2011 (WMT, PG, JNJ, CAT)

    January 7, 2011
    Many investment professionals are allocating assets to large cap quality names as they see the group as holding the most ...
  151. Nordson's Growth Story Sticks

    December 20, 2010
    With broad economic exposure and over 20% order growth, Nordson results point to the ongoing recovery.
  152. One Small Step For Amyris

    December 17, 2010
    Amyris's deal with Cosan isn't a game-changer, but it is a key part of how the company operates.
  153. Big Dividends In Large Caps

    December 17, 2010
    These five stocks pay good dividends and can help balance an otherwise unstable portfolio.
  154. Emulate Buffett For Fun And Profit - Mostly Profit

    December 14, 2010
    We take a peek at some of Berkshire Hathaway's top holdings to see what Warren Buffett sees.
  155. Another Great Deal For Helen Of Troy

    December 13, 2010
    HELE finds another great deal. Find out how this consumer products manufacturer keeps finding ways to expand.
  156. Retailers Fall Short On Creating Shopping "Experience"

    December 9, 2010
    Successful experiential retail should provide consumers with something fresh and new, but this seems to be lost on many companies.
  157. Large Cap Bets For 2011

    December 9, 2010
    Many investment professionals are allocating assets to large cap quality names as they see the group as holding the most ...
  158. Core Holding ETF Positions with Low Expenses

    December 6, 2010
    We examine the top ETFs that won't sap your returns with high fees.
  159. Can Investors Warm To Warner Chilcott?

    November 9, 2010
    WCRX has levered up its risk but could still be a value.
  160. Kimberly-Clark's Erratic Quarter

    November 2, 2010
    KMB's third-quarter results suggest it is losing the war against controlling costs, which could be worrisome if it becomes ...
  161. 5 Low-Beta DJIA Stocks

    October 22, 2010
    Check out five low-beta stocks that can help you to diversify your portfolio.
  162. 6 Overbought Stocks To Watch

    October 20, 2010
    Let's take a look at a few stocks that have recently entered overbought territory because these could be candidates for a ...
  163. A Consumer Loyalty Portfolio

    October 11, 2010
    As uncertainty still plagues the economy, consumers have been reluctant to spend. Firms that have created real brand loyalty ...
  164. Helen Of Troy Has A Few Pimples

    October 8, 2010
    Helen of Troy is erratic, but today's valuations look intriguely low.
  165. Costco Better For A Member Than Investor

    October 7, 2010
    Much of Costco's future growth is already discounted in the share price.
  166. Unilever's Yo-Yo Diet

    September 29, 2010
    Unilever is paying up to become the leading hair care company in the world.
  167. NASCAR And A Sign Of The Times

    September 22, 2010
    What does the scramble to find major corporate sponorship say about the economy?
  168. Acquisition Game Changers

    September 8, 2010
    Chico's FAS is making a comeback. Its acquisition in 2003 of White House Black Market stores was a game changer. Here's a ...
  169. 5 Stock Sectors To Hold If The Market Crashes

    September 2, 2010
    Equities can seem scary when the economy is volatile, but these holdings can be profitable in the long run.
  170. WPP Group And The Real Mad Men

    August 26, 2010
    A cautious outlook from a major advertising agency does not help fears of another slowdown.
  171. The Average Lifespan Of S&P 500 Companies

    August 25, 2010
    The longevity of S&P companies will affect how you invest in them.
  172. Big Stocks With Big Dividends

    August 24, 2010
    Dividends have accounted for half of the S&P 500's historical returns, and may make up more than that over the next few years. ...
  173. Boost Your Dividends With These Large Caps

    August 20, 2010
    These stocks will inject higher dividends into your portfolio.
  174. Best Bet In The Dow 30

    August 19, 2010
    According to Bespoke Investment Group, five stocks in the Dow 30 were oversold as of August 13.
  175. Clorox Outmuscling Its Larger Rivals

    August 5, 2010
    Clorox saw steady sales growth and robust overseas trends for the quarter and full year.
  176. Kimberly-Clark On The Right Path

    July 27, 2010
    Recent results suggest Kimberly-Clark in on the right path toward increasing profits and growth in its operations.
  177. WD-40 Slightly Ahead Of Itself

    July 12, 2010
    WD-40 beat earnings expectations, but at current share price levels larger rivals are more appealing investment options.
  178. Prestige Brands Looking Rather Modest

    June 23, 2010
    Prestige Brands has a humble product line yet enviable financials which make it an attractive value play at current prices.
  179. J.M. Smucker Needs A Sales Boost

    June 21, 2010
    Smucker has added a slow-growing brand that accounts for the bulk of total sales and leaves the shares somewhat unappetizing.
  180. Stocks That Protect Against Deflation

    June 21, 2010
    Although recent data suggests prices may be falling, inflation may still take over in the long term due to the excess liquidity ...
  181. The Stock Market According To GARP

    June 3, 2010
    With analysts predicting a sideways market for the next few months, investors may want to try their hands at GARP investing.
  182. Investor Upside As Sara Lee Downsizes

    June 3, 2010
    After years of asset sales and divestitures, Sara Lee still holds appeal for investors.
  183. Warren Buffett's Portfolio

    May 25, 2010
    Buffett's long-term investing approach may not be for everyone, but it has sure worked for him.
  184. Sectors That Offer Safety

    May 20, 2010
    After a rough start in May, investors are searching for safety, and two sectors to watch are utilities and consumer staples.
  185. Companies Affected By The Oil Spill

    May 14, 2010
    Whether in a positive or a negative way, these companies are feeling the effects of the recent oil rig explosion.
  186. Dow's Biggest Losers When It Tanked

    May 10, 2010
    On Thursday, May 6, the Dow tanked 1,000 points before pushing its way back up.
  187. Invest In The Magazine Portfolio

    May 6, 2010
    Just for fun, I went through advertisers in Canadian House and Home. Despite being a Canadian magazine, well-known names ...
  188. Consistency Is Key At Clorox

    May 5, 2010
    Clorox is trading at about fair value right now.
  189. A Focus On Portfolio Income With ETFs

    April 28, 2010
    The time is right for investors to return to dividend-based investing.
  190. The Most Popular Companies

    March 23, 2010
    Are the most respected and admired companies also the best investments right now?
  191. 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 ...
  192. Pepsi's Repurchase And Dividend Increase Is Bad For Shareholders

    March 17, 2010
    Find out why there are far bettter moves for management to make, and how Pepsi's latest announcement is bad for its shareholders.
  193. 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 ...
  194. 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.
  195. Profit From Denim Consolidation

    February 16, 2010
    Keep your eye on the changing denim landscape - there's money in those jeans!
  196. 5 Stocks From The Davis Portfolio

    February 10, 2010
    The Davis New York Venture Fund's abnormal turnover rate makes it an intriguing fund to look at for long-term picks.
  197. Profit From The Mizzou Playbook

    February 2, 2010
    University of Missouri Business School's real money investment fund appears to be doing quite well. Here's a look at its ...
  198. J&J: The Most Recession-Resistant Stock In The World?

    January 27, 2010
    This consumer products giant continues to demonstrate why it's top of its class.
  199. The Everyday Portfolio

    January 21, 2010
    Successful investing could be as simple as examining the products you use and consume in any given day.
  200. The Best Capital Allocator In Consumer Goods

    January 15, 2010
    These six stocks were chosen as favorites in the consumer goods field for 2010. Do they live up to the hype?
  201. Unilever: U.K.'s Go-To Company

    January 13, 2010
    Looking ahead, Unilever is in an excellent position to deliver solid growth, cash flow and return on invested capital over ...
  202. The Power Of Dividends

    January 12, 2010
    Dividends are often ignored by investors looking for something flashier.
  203. Food Stocks For 2010

    January 12, 2010
    Moving up the supply chain and focusing on food production, versus food sales, today appears to be the most valuable part ...
  204. ConAgra's Feeding Frenzy

    December 23, 2009
    Companies like ConAgra are in an enviable position in this economic environment.
  205. Tiger Woods: Goodwill Crashing

    December 9, 2009
    A look at the hit each company's goodwill faces if the public decides to boycott Tiger Woods-related businesses following ...
  206. Del Monte Foods Leaves A Good Taste

    December 4, 2009
    The company's results continue to illustrate the sweet spot that businesses catering to essential goods and services will ...
  207. Play Defense With These Two Consumer Staples

    December 2, 2009
    These two consumer staples may not be on your investment radar - but they are likely already in your home.
  208. Invest In The Unilever Portfolio

    November 27, 2009
    Unilever has a Total Shareholder Return comparison on its website with 20 other peers. You can invest in all of them via ...
  209. Kraft Paves A Path

    November 5, 2009
    Kraft reported profits of 55 cents a share, compared to 91 cents per share a year earlier.
  210. Kellogg Benefits From Brand Loyalty

    November 2, 2009
    Future economic uncertainty makes Kellogg and other blue chips your best bets.
  211. Playing The Recovery With Consumer Discretionary

    October 29, 2009
    If the economy is coming back these ETFs will do well.
  212. Four Stocks For The Industrial Complex

    October 26, 2009
    To become better investors, sometimes we need to explore the unknown. Today, I'll do that by recommending four stocks from ...
  213. Caterpillar Plows Through

    October 22, 2009
    Though its profits fell 53%, Caterpillar still blew away analysts' estimates.
  214. Kimberly-Clark Is Tough To Live Without

    October 20, 2009
    KMB sells things that few people will give up - no matter how bad the economic picture becomes - but that's not the only ...
  215. Profiting From The Polish Resurgence

    October 19, 2009
    Poland has escaped much of the heat from the global meltdown, and there are a number of ways to play.
  216. 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?
  217. Kraft's Sweet Deal

    September 14, 2009
    Very few major business acquisitions fail to create long-term value for shareholders. Often, the primary consideration is ...
  218. The Little Consumer Company That Could

    September 4, 2009
    The market crashes have made it unlikely that consumers will engage in their free spirited spending ways of yesteryear.
  219. Church & Dwight Cleans Up

    August 10, 2009
    In this piece I touch on the company's latest earnings results and provide commentary about why I like the stock.
  220. At The Movies: Hasbro Could Be A Feature Presentation

    July 13, 2009
    a look at Hasbro in advance of the summer movie season.
  221. The Case For Clorox

    June 17, 2009
    Clorox just announced a raised dividend, but it's not the only promising play in the consumer goods sector.
  222. Fertilize Your Portfolio With Mosaic

    May 12, 2009
    The fertilizer industry is a boring but promising investment. Read on to learn about the key players and find out why it ...
  223. Don't Answer Avon's Call

    April 14, 2009
    Though some think that Avon's stock could double in the next year, there are a number of problems that might make you not ...
  224. No Blindfold Needed: Coke Wins Over The S&P 500

    March 25, 2009
    Coca Cola's geographic diversification wins out over the broader S&P 500.
  225. Companies That Announced Dividend Increases

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

    February 25, 2009
    Is VCA Antech may be an attractive stock to add to your portfolio.
  227. Who's Who In Academy Awards Advertising

    February 25, 2009
    Noting who advertised at the Oscars and who did not is a strategy for identifying possible candidates for investment.
  228. Socially Responsible Stocks Worth A Look

    February 5, 2009
    Socially responsible companies are essentially looking out for all of us. Investing in them may be worth a look in return.
  229. Grease Your Portfolio's Wheels With WD-40

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

    January 13, 2009
    Alberto Culver can hold its own against, big boys Procter & Gamble and Church & Dwight.
  231. Don't Turn Your Back On Kroger

    December 11, 2008
    Kroger's third quarter earnings show that it can not only survive but thrive during a recession.
  232. Food Fight - Heinz Vs. Smucker

    November 24, 2008
    J.M. Smucker and HJ Heinz both upped their quarterly earnings, but only Smucker's improvement inspired the market. It just ...
  233. Water Stocks Are Boiling Hot

    November 24, 2008
    The market hasn't been kind to any group over the last six months - except water utilities like Aqua America and California ...
  234. Add Diversity To Your Consumer Staples Basket

    November 19, 2008
    Procter & Gamble may be the top dog, but lesser known Church & Dwight offers a range of products and less market volatility.
  235. Fairfax Gets Defensive

    November 17, 2008
    Prem Watsa, founder of Toronto-based insurance company Fairfax Financial and Warren Buffett "twin", takes defensive stance.
  236. McDonald's Secret Sauce For Success

    October 24, 2008
    A recap of McDonald's earnings and a peek at the fast food industry.
  237. What's In Your Cart?

    October 24, 2008
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  238. Is Stock Market Capitulation Over?

    October 15, 2008
    We examine the present market for clues to where and when we'll see a bottom.
  239. The NFL's Potentially Potent Portfolio

    October 6, 2008
    Twelve NFL statiums offer naming rights held by publicly traded companies. I'll determine what kind of portfolio these names ...
  240. It's All In The Label

    August 21, 2008
    Multi-Color Corp. is now the king of wine labeling thanks to its acquisition of Collotype International. The company has ...
  241. Five Socially Responsible Stocks For August 15

    August 15, 2008
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean and bank ...
  242. Is Jarden's Basket Of Brands A Value Trap?

    August 4, 2008
    This brand manager owns many No.1 names, but it will have to perform flawlessly for several years to pay down its debt.
  243. Emulate Buffett For Fun And Profit - Mostly Profit

    June 23, 2008
    We take a peek at some of Berkshire Hathaway's top holdings to see what Warren Buffett sees.
  244. 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 ...
  245. Investor Relations Counts

    June 4, 2008
    Public companies that refuse to communicate with the public are dangerous investments. We examine those that are best at ...
  246. Four Stocks For Under $10

    May 26, 2008
    Cheap stocks have a stigma. We examine four stocks under $10 that may have been unfairly neglected by investors.
  247. Pets Are Profitable

    April 16, 2008
    Americans spent $41 billion on pet products and services last year. Learn which businesses are thriving in this competitive ...
  248. Has Chicken Little Lost His Clout?

    April 7, 2008
    Friday's Employment report was bad and the media made it worse. But the market didn't fall, and smart investors are already ...
  249. Green Funds For The Faint Of Heart

    March 24, 2008
    Learn about two funds that go green without going overboard. Both invest in well-known companies with strong growth potential.
  250. Recession-Ready Stocks

    March 10, 2008
    Recession is a possibility, and the slowdown is already here. We examine several stocks that will help you brace for it.
  251. Boring Is Beautiful (WMT)

    January 24, 2008
    There's plenty of heart-stopping excitement in the market these days, but sometimes safe is better, and Wal-Mart delivers ...
  252. Newell Rubbermaid Should Bounce Back (NWL)

    December 3, 2007
    The company cut guidance for its fourth quarter, and shares dropped. The decline seems overdone and could be an opportunity.
  253. Green Investing: ETFs vs. Individual Stocks

    November 13, 2007
    Discover which strategy suits your style: the safety of ETFs, or the volatile, yet possibly explosive returns of individual ...
  254. Avon Calling On Overseas Markets (AVP)

    November 2, 2007
    Avon reported a stellar third-quarter earnings gain of 61%. But can this momentum last?
  255. Clorox Can't Fight Earnings Stains (CLX)

    August 6, 2007
    Clorox failed to meet Q4 earnings expectations, and lowered 2008 guidance - it would be best to just let this stock soak.
  256. Colgate Brushes Past Q2 Estimates (CL)

    July 26, 2007
    Colgate exceeded its consensus estimate by a penny and seems poised for a great year.
  257. Dirt Beneath The Surface (ECL, CLX, PG)

    May 15, 2007
    These three cleaning-product companies have served investors well, but there could be problems behind the polish.
  258. The United Way (USTR)

    May 10, 2007
    Exemplary management, strong financials and persistent earnings growth make United Stationers a perennial winner.
  259. Platex Misses Q1 Estimates (PYX)

    May 8, 2007
    Playtex didn't have a great first quarter, but the stock could still be a good bet.
  260. Cleaning Up With Clorox (CLX)

    April 27, 2007
    Widening margins and rapid debt reduction should make Clorox a long-term winner.
  261. Making Money in the Mundane (OLN)

    March 28, 2007
    Olin's ordinary trio of business could lead to extraordinary share price appreciation.
  262. Are Changes Needed After Tuesday's Sell-Off?

    February 28, 2007
    In the wake of Tuesday's dramatic sell-off, what portfolio alterations are needed going forward?
  263. 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.
  264. Making A Play On Playtex (PYX)

    January 31, 2007
    With increasingly solid fundamentals, PYX shares look like a good longer term play.
  265. The Burden Of Success (BRK.A, BRK.B)

    October 18, 2006
    Berkshire Hathaway’s past investing successes may make future successes more difficult to come by.
  266. Exxon and Altria: Two Stocks Worthy of Concentration (XOM, MO)

    August 1, 2006
    While diversifying your portfolio may be good for maintaining wealth, concentrating your portfolio is good for building it.
  267. Weakness At Target A Reason For Concern (TGT)

    July 18, 2006
    With an economic slowdown in the mix, Target may feel the pinch more than investors expect.
  268. Pfizer, Pass the Rolaids

    June 12, 2006
    $15 billion for its consumer products unit won’t cure Pfizer’s ailing stock.
  269. The Only Sector That Matters - Part 1

    October 12, 2005
    Sectors? What sectors? In this must-read piece Investopedia Advisor contributing editor David Harper argues, at times, conventional ...
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