SJM : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Giving Your Portfolio A Jolt With Coffee

    February 26, 2014
    The world continues to drink more coffee. Yet, supplies continue to drop. The recent weather issues are exacerbating those ...
  2. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Oct 2013 - Industry Outlook

    October 22, 2013
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Oct 2013 - Industry Outlook
  3. Barron's Recap: The Best and Worst States

    October 12, 2013
    This weekend in Barron's online: Barron's yearly ranking of the best and worst states, as well as the prospects ...
  4. Will Coca-Cola Miss 2Q Earnings? - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    The Coca-Cola Company is set to report its second-quarter 2013 results on Jul 16 before the market opens. Last
  5. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    June 21, 2013
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  6. Stocks May Take a Breather Today - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 15, 2013
    Friday, February 15, 2013 The backdrop for today's market action remains favorable, with the New York Fed's Empire State ...
  7. Molson Coors 4Q EPS Beats, Rev Lags - Analyst Blog

    February 14, 2013
    Global brewer Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP) reported better-than-expected adjusted earnings of 69 cents per share in ...
  8. What's In Store for Philip Morris? - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Philip Morris (PM) is set to report fourth quarter and full year 2012 results on Feb 7. Last quarter it posted a +4.3% positive ...
  9. Unilever Sheds Skippy Biz Ex-China - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    Consumer products giant Unilever Plc (UL) has completed the sale of its Skippy peanut butter business to Austin, MN-based ...
  10. Altria Expected to Beat Estimates - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    We expect tobacco giant Altria Group Inc. (MO) to beat expectations when it reports fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Gives The Street A Jolt

    November 28, 2012
    Green Mountain may not be as doomed as the shorts hope.
  13. JM Among the NYSE's Biggest Movers on November 16, 2012

    November 16, 2012
    The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq slipping 1%, the S&P 500 falling 0.6% and the Dow declining 0.8%. The NYSE ...
  14. JM and Other Big Movers In Consumer/Non-Cyclical on November ...

    November 16, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq is trading down 1%; the S&P 500 has declined 0.6%; and the Dow has slipped ...
  15. Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks, Including Lorillard, Making Big ...

    September 24, 2012
    The morning has been bad for the market. The Nasdaq has slipped 0.7%; the S&P 500 has declined 0.2%; and the Dow is trading ...
  16. Estee Lauder and Other Big Movers In Consumer/Non-Cyclical on ...

    August 20, 2012
    This morning's trading has marked a bad day for the market so far. The Nasdaq has decreased 0.2%; the S&P 500 has fallen ...
  17. Stock Market News for August 20, 2012 - Market News

    August 20, 2012
    Encouraging earnings results coupled with consumer confidence and leading indicators data pushed the markets higher on Friday. ...
  18. Polo Ralph Lauren and More Big Movers on the NYSE on August 17, ...

    August 17, 2012
    After this morning's trading, the Nasdaq has moved up 0.2%, the S&P 500 has been relatively flat and the Dow has fallen ...
  19. An Illuminating Week - Analyst Blog

    August 17, 2012
    It's been a pretty busy week, considering we're in mid-August. What have we learned? For starters, watchers of the Retail ...
  20. Ahead of Wall Street - August 17, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 17, 2012
    August 17, 2012 This is Mark Vickery, again covering for Sheraz Mian while he is away this week. It's been a pretty ...
  21. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - July 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    July 5, 2012
    Stocks in the Consumer Staples sector have carried out their traditional defensive role despite concerns about the prolonged ...
  22. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - July 2012 - Industry Outlook

    July 5, 2012
    Stocks in the Consumer Staples sector have carried out their traditional defensive role despite concerns about the prolonged ...
  23. Earnings Review: FRAN, LULU, SJM, MW

    June 11, 2012
    Another week at the office for U.S. equities has come to a close and it was another week in which traders and investors were ...
  24. Bernanke Back in the Spotlight - Analyst Blog

    June 7, 2012
    Fed Chair Ben Bernanke is in the spotlight today as the market looks for any hints of further Fed support in his congressional ...
  25. Ahead of Wall Street - June 7, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 7, 2012
    Thursday, June 7, 2012   Fed Chair Ben Bernanke is in the spotlight today as the market looks for any hints of further ...
  26. Caribou’s Rapid Growth Trajectory

    November 17, 2011
    Caribou Coffee has more than enough room to expand for many years to come.
  27. A Portfolio Cup Of Joe

    October 18, 2011
    With global demand for coffee continuing to rise and poor weather threatening supplies, coffee prices have nowhere to go ...
  28. General Mills Between A Rock And A Hard Place

    July 1, 2011
    Higher prices are saving General Mills' margins but costing it market share and growth.
  29. Heinz Increases Global Strength

    June 1, 2011
    Find out what moves Heinz has made to increase its market share and push its stock to new highs.
  30. Hormel's Appetizing Results

    May 27, 2011
    Hormel Foods posted a strong fiscal second quarter, as it successfully battled rising input costs.
  31. Caribou's Compelling Growth Prospects

    May 9, 2011
    Caribou Coffee shows solid growth potential, and ambitions to grow earnings at a rapid 25% annually clip over the long haul.
  32. Con Agra Playing The Pricing Game Well

    March 29, 2011
    Con Agra posted mixed results in its latest quarterly earnings, but has begun passing through its input commodity price increases.
  33. The Impact Of Rising Coffee Prices

    March 24, 2011
    Almost all food prices are inflating rapidly, and coffee is one of the fastest climbers. Find out how this will affect inventory ...
  34. Value In Consumer Staples

    March 10, 2011
    Consumer staples are a great way to hedge your investments during a volatile economy.
  35. 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.
  36. Grocery And Clothing Earnings Released

    August 25, 2010
    Consumer staples and grocery stocks will always be in demand, both in good and bad economies.
  37. 3 Stocks With Revenue Growth Greater Than Earnings Growth

    June 3, 2010
    All three of these stocks should do well in the coming months as the economy continues to improve.
  38. Companies Reaching New Highs

    May 5, 2010
    When companies hit a new 52-week high, there is a unique opportunity for the trader. Read on to find out which company stands ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. Wealth Creation: Fact Or Fiction

    October 23, 2009
    CEO Magazine's just brought out its list of wealth creators and wealth destroyers. This piece examines a couple that are ...
  41. Eight Stocks Profiting From Your Bagged Lunch

    July 6, 2009
    In these tight economic times, many people are saving money by bringing a bagged lunch. Who is benefitting from this trend?
  42. Is Made In America Good Business?

    June 24, 2009
    New Balance is highlighting that its shoes are made in America. Does going local make good business sense?
  43. Protect Against Pullback: Non-Cyclicals With Strong Dividends

    June 22, 2009
    The sideways market could mean that we're nearing a pullback. Grab some solid securities while you can.
  44. Green Mountain Roasting Nicely

    November 19, 2008
    Vermont's Green Mountain Coffee Roasters brewed a solid quarter and is stirring up strong future growth
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