UL : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Who are Proctor & Gamble's (PG) main competitors?

    December 1, 2014
    Learn about Procter & Gamble's major competitors in each of its revenue segments, including fabric care and home care, and ...
  2. Macroeconomic Factors Weigh on Consumer Staples Stocks - Industry ...

    October 14, 2014
    Macroeconomic Factors Weigh on Consumer Staples Stocks - Industry Outlook
  3. Are Cost-Control Measures Driving Consumer Staples? - Industry ...

    October 13, 2014
    Are Cost-Control Measures Driving Consumer Staples? - Industry Outlook
  4. 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, ...
  5. Rising dividend payments remain one of the best ways to fight higher interest rates and inflation over the long term.

    There’s Still Room For Dividends In Your Portfolio

    January 7, 2014
    When the Fed decided to begin tapering, it sent shockwaves throughout the dividend stock sector. However, those “shockwaves” ...
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. P&G Rewards Longs With Better Sales And Stronger Margins

    January 30, 2013
    Procter & Gamble is delivering on its promises for better performances.
  10. Helen Of Troy Needs To Exploit Distracted Competitors

    January 14, 2013
    Helen of Troy's weak organic performance is a little troubling
  11. Accenture, Unilever in a BPO Deal - Analyst Blog

    December 24, 2012
    Ace technical and management solutions provider Accenture plc (ACN) recently clinched a business process outsourcing (BPO) ...
  12. Unilever PLC - Momentum

    December 17, 2012
    Shares of Unilever PLC (UL) have been rising since this consumer products giant posted healthy third-quarter results, including ...
  13. Foreign-Owned American Companies

    December 10, 2012
    Buying American, or investing in American companies, is not as easy as it once was, especially when American companies aren't ...
  14. 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.
  15. TreeHouse Foods Falls Back To Earth

    November 7, 2012
    TreeHouse stumbles, but the valuation still isn't compelling.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 3 Brand Staples That Pay

    June 1, 2012
    These companies sell their wares through good times and bad. Investing in staples can give you some peace of mind.
  19. 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 ...
  20. Consumer Staples That Yield High Dividends

    May 16, 2012
    If it's security, stability and a dividend you're after, these stocks are worth a look.
  21. 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.
  22. Kimberly-Clark A Tower Of Stability

    April 24, 2012
    Kimberly-Clark's global operations remain sound, as does the steady and ample dividend payment.
  23. Colgate-Palmolive Has Growth, But It'll Cost Ya

    January 30, 2012
    Colgate has great growth, but a valuation to match.
  24. Flavors & Fragrances Growing Stale

    January 5, 2012
    A foul wind is making shares of International Flavors & Fragrances hard to digest.
  25. Lower Volatility Stocks Moving In The Right Direction

    January 3, 2012
    These stocks are slow moving, but they are moving higher.
  26. Solazyme May Pay Off On Green Dreams

    November 10, 2011
    Solazyme may have an early lead in the biofuel race.
  27. 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.
  28. Kellogg's Diet Crashes

    November 7, 2011
    Always dependable Kellogg has faltered, but the stock is not a buy yet.
  29. When Times Are Tough, Should Investors Go Swiss?

    September 15, 2011
    Swiss stocks may offer a more conservative hiding place.
  30. Value To Be Had In Europe

    August 11, 2011
    The recent market rout has giving investors a chance to purchase quality European equities at cheaper prices.
  31. 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.
  32. Larger Rivals Outcompeting WD-40

    July 11, 2011
    Over the past five years, a number of larger rivals have grown faster than WD-40.
  33. 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.
  34. Weight Watchers: Is There Still Room To Grow?

    May 11, 2011
    Weight Watchers' improved sales strategy has propelled its strong rebound, but it may already be fully valued.
  35. 7 Companies With Big Dividends

    April 5, 2011
    Learn about seven stocks that are in position to offer high-yield dividends for years to come.
  36. Higher Costs Are Climbing Up The Value Chain

    March 23, 2011
    Even premium brands are vulnerable to higher costs.
  37. 5 Consumer Staples Yielding High Dividends

    February 9, 2011
    If it's security, stability and a dividend you're after, these stocks are worth a look.
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. Invest In The Lip Balm Portfolio

    October 5, 2010
    Themed portfolios can often exceed established ones in performance - and the lip balm portfolio is just one example.
  41. Wal-Mart Looks To The Long-Term

    September 29, 2010
    Wal-Mart's expansion into South Africa is a multi-decade project.
  42. Sara Lee Strives For Shareholder Value

    August 16, 2010
    Sara Lee's remaining businesses may not be that great, but investors could still profit handsomely.
  43. 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.
  44. Clorox Outmuscling Its Larger Rivals

    August 5, 2010
    Clorox saw steady sales growth and robust overseas trends for the quarter and full year.
  45. Pepsi Buyout Obscures Good Quarter

    July 23, 2010
    Pepsi's buyout of its bottlers hid some of the best points this quarter.
  46. 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. ...
  47. Investor Upside As Sara Lee Downsizes

    June 3, 2010
    After years of asset sales and divestitures, Sara Lee still holds appeal for investors.
  48. Buying Stocks For Pennies On The Dollar

    May 6, 2010
    We check out some old funds that are trading at attractive discounts to their underlying holdings.
  49. 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 ...
  50. Dividend Slashers: Where To Hide?

    September 10, 2009
    A friendly dividend environment oversease allows many larger firms to serve up juicy yields.
  51. 3 Big Brand Staples It Pays To Own

    May 27, 2009
    These companies sell their wares through good times and bad. Investing in staples can give you some peace of mind.
Trading Center