UN : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 18, 2014
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 ...
  5. Clorox Proving Its Defensive Worth

    June 1, 2012
    Clorox's products count as basic necessities to most consumers. As a result, its stock offers downside protection.
  6. Kimberly-Clark A Tower Of Stability

    April 24, 2012
    Kimberly-Clark's global operations remain sound, as does the steady and ample dividend payment.
  7. Clorox Lagging Rivals

    February 7, 2012
    Clorox's valuation continues to look lofty.
  8. 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.
  9. Heinz Has Bottled Predictability

    August 29, 2011
    Investors interested in low double-digit total shareholder returns over time should definitely consider buying the stock ...
  10. Clorox Weighs Its Options

    August 9, 2011
    If Icahn's bid is genuine or another suitor appears, there is further upside for Clorox investors.
  11. 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.
  12. Larger Rivals Outcompeting WD-40

    July 11, 2011
    Over the past five years, a number of larger rivals have grown faster than WD-40.
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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.
  15. Kimberly Clark's Above-average Dividend Yield

    April 27, 2011
    Kimberly-Clark's dividend yield is 4.2% and well above that of rivals.
  16. Procter & Gamble Regaining Market Share

    February 4, 2011
    Procter & Gamble should appeal to conservative investors interested in respectable and visible total shareholder returns.
  17. Tepid Trends From WD-40

    January 13, 2011
    WD-40's recent lackluster track record has investors looking elsewhere in 2011.
  18. Don't Ignore The Netherlands

    December 2, 2010
    While most of Europe continues to struggle, the continent still offers some compelling buys.
  19. Opportunity Cost Too High At Campbell Soup

    November 26, 2010
    Campbell’s has proven much less adept at leveraging modest sales growth into higher annual levels of profits over time.
  20. 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 ...
  21. Costco Better For A Member Than Investor

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

    September 29, 2010
    Unilever is paying up to become the leading hair care company in the world.
  23. Sara Lee Analyst Day Review

    September 21, 2010
    Sara Lee held its annual analyst meeting in September and outlined its strategy in fiscal 2011 to deal with the sluggish ...
  24. Campbell Soup's Prospects Look Cold

    September 7, 2010
    Campbell's forward P/E is still reasonable at 13.8, but it's hard to see much upside in the stock from current levels.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. Deflation Portfolio Picks

    August 12, 2010
    Where should one invest if fears of deflation are actually on target, and we see real deflation for the first time in decades?
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. McCormick Not Spicy But Still Tasty

    June 28, 2010
    McCormick should continue growing sales in the mid-single digits and profits in the high-single digits.
  31. Winning World Cup ETFs

    June 15, 2010
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  32. Investor Upside As Sara Lee Downsizes

    June 3, 2010
    After years of asset sales and divestitures, Sara Lee still holds appeal for investors.
  33. Consistency Is Key At Clorox

    May 5, 2010
    Clorox is trading at about fair value right now.
  34. WD-40 Sees A Spike In Sales

    April 12, 2010
    WD-40 is profitable and currently has a 3% dividend yield. Read on for more reasons to get involved with WD-40.
  35. Clorox Cleans Up

    February 8, 2010
    Clorox is tough on competitors as a big boost in profit growth separates it from the crowd.
  36. Smucker's Bold Move Pays Off

    November 23, 2009
    Smucker's shares aren't a steal, but they are not at all unreasonably valued.
  37. Freshen Your Portfolio With Clorox

    November 3, 2009
    Clorox has a profitable and stable business model that should easily withstand any future global economic turmoil.
  38. Dividend Slashers: Where To Hide?

    September 10, 2009
    A friendly dividend environment oversease allows many larger firms to serve up juicy yields.
  39. J.M. Smucker Lays The Coffee Grounds

    August 21, 2009
    Smucker's has been focused on integrating a giant acquisition that looks to be transforming it for the better.
  40. Energizer Looks To Reenergize

    July 30, 2009
    Energizer doesn't pay a dividend but can still benefit investors through prudent acquisitions and share repurchases.
  41. Spend The Summer Investing In Europe

    June 29, 2009
    If some analysts are right in saying the U.S. markets are due for a correction, it might be nice to spend the summer (investing) ...
  42. Colgate Takes Care Of Investors

    May 6, 2009
    This company is a good bet for investors who are skeptical that the global economy will experience a V-shaped recovery.
  43. WD-40 Hits The Skids

    April 13, 2009
    In spite of near-term turbulence, WD-40’s business model could still grease the wheels of investor portfolios.
  44. Kroger Offers A Balanced Investment Diet

    March 13, 2009
    Kroger's consistency and low stock price make it appealing to many classes of investors.
  45. Procter A Pretty Safe Gamble

    February 6, 2009
    Not exactly recession-proof, this consumer products company gives up coffee, lowers guidance and manages debt to stay competitive.
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