|Bid||34.50 x 800|
|Ask||35.66 x 3100|
|Day's Range||34.66 - 35.11|
|52 Week Range||32.03 - 46.51|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.64|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||58.97|
|Earnings Date||Feb 27, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.40 (4.06%)|
|1y Target Est||35.60|
President Donald Trump signed an executive order in July creating the 25-member board, co-chaired by adviser Ivanka Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, to address workforce issues including "automation, and artificial intelligence that is shaping many industries." Other chief executives joining the board are those of Lockheed Martin Corp, Siemens USA, Home Depot Inc and Visa Inc.
Kraft Heinz's (KHC) cost-saving endeavors, and focus on innovation and marketing are likely to help the company counter input cost woes in Q4.
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TreeHouse Foods (THS) is likely to get negatively impacted by soft volumes and escalated cost woes in Q4. Nonetheless, strategy for 2020 and Structure to Win programs should offer some respite.
Campbell Soup Co NYSE:CPBView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is negative * ETFs holding this stock have seen outflows over the last one-month * Bearish sentiment is moderate and declining Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is moderate for CPB with between 5 and 10% of shares outstanding currently on loan. However, this was an improvement in sentiment as investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices reduced their short positions on January 11. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative. Over the last one-month, outflows of investor capital in ETFs holding CPB totaled $13.94 billion. Additionally, the rate of outflows appears to be accelerating. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NeutralAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Goods sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | NegativeThe current level displays a negative indicator. Although CPB credit default swap spreads are decreasing, they remain near their highest levels of the last 3 years, which indicates the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness.Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
Campbell Soup Co. sold to a Seattle-based healthcare firm a nutrition company the soup maker invested $32 million in back in 2016.
Campbell Soup Co. officially trademarked "Chunky," decades after the well-known soup brand debuted.
Viome will combine its personalized food recommendations based on insights from the microbiome with Habit's unique nutrition plans and engagement tools to offer the first "whole-body" approach to human health. SEATTLE, Feb. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Viome announces it has entered into an agreement with Campbell Soup Company (CPB) to acquire Habit, a leading personalized nutrition company that takes the guesswork out of eating right. For the first time, consumers have complete insight into what is going on in the body, and how to translate those insights into powerful recommendations to address "whole-body" health.
Usually, the new year brings hope for both personal and societal development. However, in President Donald Trump's highly contentious administration, most folks arguably have trepidation. Certainly, the markets are providing no favors, wavering between fear and greed over the past few months. In such circumstances, finding the best stocks to invest in presents extraordinary challenges. If I didn't have a protocol to abide by, I could write short novels about every fundamental headwind. But to keep it brief, we can summarize the mania on Wall Street with one word: ambiguity. While some factors suggest that the U.S. is on the recovery track -- making American blue chips the best stocks to buy -- other indicators propose caution. For instance, benchmark indices ticked up recently due to a spate of corporate earnings releases. So far, we've seen several organizations post better-than-expected results. That tempts the case for blue-chip stocks to invest in. But on the other hand, the percentage of earnings-beaters is below the trailing five-year average, according to Factset. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Another pressing issue is the fractious discourse in Washington. Congressional negotiators must reach an agreement about border security quickly. If the controversial issue falls into an impasse, the American people, particularly federal workers and service members, will again suffer an embarrassing and painful government shutdown. On top of that, we still have trade tensions with China. While U.S. and Chinese officials recently met for talks, government representatives from either side have disclosed nothing substantive. The president remains hopeful that he can hash something out with his counterpart, Chinese President Xi Jinping. But talking is one thing; doing is quite another. * 7 Stocks That Won Super Bowl Sunday In that respect, it's advisable not to go to gung-ho at this juncture. That being said, here are the nine best stocks to invest in for a manic market: Source: Shutterstock ### Duke Energy (DUK) When you flip the switch, you expect the lights to turn on. Anything else in this digitally integrated society is an unacceptable failure. That's why in uncertain times, the best stocks to invest in are found in the utility sector. And within this category, Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) stands out. While so many other companies failed to generate any momentum last year, DUK stock offered a much-needed respite for investors. After absorbing a sharp dip in January, shares gained almost 18% between February and December. It's still maintaining that momentum this year, while also paying out a generous 4.2% dividend yield. Admittedly, DUK made unfortunate headlines recently after a regulatory agency fined the utility firm for cybersecurity violations. While the optics look bad, also note that Duke self-reported a majority of the violations. Moreover, I doubt that a fine will ultimately detract from the company's strong fundamental case. Source: Shutterstock ### Verizon Communications (VZ) Next in line among the best stocks to invest in are telecommunications companies. Like the utilities sector, people today have basic expectations about their smart devices and internet connectivity. Additionally, telecom firms usually pay out a handsome dividend, offering shelter and protection during uncertain times. This is an accurate descriptor for Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ). One of the biggest telecoms in the world, VZ currently has a 4.5% dividend yield. Moreover, it has escaped the worst of the volatility last year, even compared against other telecoms. In 2018, VZ gained a respectable 11%. * 10 F-Rated Stocks That Could Break Your Portfolio Best of all, Verizon is a leader in the emerging 5G network. Last October, VZ became the world's first commercial 5G provider. While much work remains, levering that first-to-market advantage could prove pivotal. Source: Meal Makeover Moms via Flickr (Modified) ### Campbell Soup (CPB) Food companies represent some of the best stocks to buy during ambiguous market phases for an obvious reason: people have to eat. Indeed, no other commodity is as intricately linked to survival as food. That said, we also eat for enjoyment, bolstering the case for Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB). I concede right off the bat that other, potentially superior options exist. After all, CPB stock hemorrhaged over 29% in 2018. The fact that shares are up over 5% year-to-date doesn't justify putting CPB in a list of stocks to invest in. Plus, one of the bearish catalysts is poor soup sales, a killer when your name is Campbell Soup. That said, I think the volatility is overdone. We're seeing a significant tick up in revenue as Campbell leverages its other food and beverage brands. Plus, that 4% dividend yield looks mighty attractive right now. Source: Bullion Vault via Flickr (Modified) ### Kirkland Lake Gold (KL) It's the ultimate defensive investment. Not subject to central-banking authorities, gold remains impervious to devaluation. Instead, if the worst happens, gold could theoretically replace any currency as a universally accepted form of payment and value. Of course, lugging around gold bars is neither practical nor safe. For those who want to have the convenience of equity ownership and the profitability potential of an exciting market sector, you should consider Kirkland Lake Gold (NYSE:KL). KL is one of the best stocks to invest in among gold miners, levering a market capitalization nearing $7 billion. * 7 S&P 500 Stocks to Buy That Tore Up Earnings A highlight for KL stock is an explosion in revenue and profitability metrics in recent years. As a result, shares have skyrocketed over 23% YTD. While you're admittedly buying into strength, I believe gold prices are on a resurgence due to the fear trade. If so, put Kirkland in your list of stocks to buy. Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr ### H&R Block (HRB) Out of the stocks mentioned on this list, H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) likely perplexes people the most. With so much talk about changing the tax code last year, this catalyst should boost HRB stock. Plus, with tax season coming up, you'd expect a decent showing. Unfortunately, that's not what's going on at all. Since the January opener, HRB has dropped nearly 6%. A weak technical response to the volatility suggests more nearer-term pressure. So what's the deal here? While the president did push for change, it's the type that doesn't favor H&R Block; namely, a simpler tax code. That's a death sentence for a company that thrives on making complex tasks easier for clients. But not so fast! In the digital age, we're witnessing a growing transition towards contract work in the labor market. Essentially, these folks are in business for themselves, which requires a complicated tax procedure. HRB presents risks and requires patience, but it's something to check out. Source: Shutterstock ### AMC Entertainment (AMC) In the streaming age, you'd expect cineplex operators like AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) to stumble. Indeed, AMC stock in the past caused stakeholders substantial pain. Even recently, shares have disappointed, along with most other retail-related organizations. However, during a period of ambiguity and trepidation, AMC represents one of the best stocks to invest in. Primarily, people seek escapism during troubled times to cope with everyday realities. Not only does AMC provide that opportunity, it does so cheaply relative to other forms of entertainment. As I mentioned last summer, going to the movies is much cheaper than attending either a football or baseball game. * 7 Stocks With Too Much Riding On China Here's the kicker: the film industry still offers financial viability. It's not that people aren't going to the big screen. Rather, they wish to see certain types of films, typically comic-book based or science-fiction blockbusters. Fortunately, companies like Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Sony (NYSE:SNE) are giving movie-goers exactly what they want, thereby lifting AMC. ### Vector Group (VGR) As we head into the speculative portion of our list of stocks to invest in, I like Vector Group (NYSE:VGR) for anyone who doesn't mind ramping up the risk. VGR stock provides exposure to multiple cigarette brands, as well as the e-cigarette brand, Zoom E-Cigs. This is an incredibly cynical argument but let's be real: smoking cigarettes represents a quick and easy distraction from stress. I know a few colleagues who have smoked like a chimney over the last two years for understandable reasons. Plus, with the way things are going, we may see a natural rise in interest in vice stocks. Of course, if you're a conservative investor, you should opt for the traditional names: Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM), Altria Group (NYSE:MO) or British American Tobacco (NYSE:BTI). However, if you want upside potential along with exposure to e-cigarettes, I'd look carefully at VGR. Source: Shutterstock ### Constellation Brands (STZ) Unlike tobacco, alcohol represents a universal vice. In both personal and professional functions, going out for drinks is commonplace. Invariably, should market conditions become even more fractured, we're likely to see a spike in imbibing. Therefore, Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) is one of the best stocks to invest in at this juncture. More importantly, STZ stock benefits from demographic trends. Younger people increasingly gravitate towards spirits and wines, areas in which Constellation Brands specializes. This consumer behavior is especially noticeable among women. Additionally, when young drinkers try beer, they prefer higher-quality variations. Again, STZ provides expertise in this department. * 10 Stocks to Sell in February Finally, we can't ignore the obvious: Constellation Brands has a significant stake in Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC). When it comes to easing the edge off a tough day at the markets, cannabis offers the perfect release. Not that I would know or anything… Source: Stephen Z via Flickr ### Sturm Ruger (RGR) As a firearms manufacturer, Sturm Ruger (NYSE:RGR) finds itself in multiple controversies. However, as a form of escapism and stress management, RGR is one of the best stocks to buy. Firing off a few rounds with an AR-15 is exhilarating, and makes you appreciate the fragility of life. But that's not the reason why I like RGR stock. Instead, I believe Ruger offers a profitable way to advantage rancor in Washington. Specifically, I have doubts that Trump and the Republicans can pull off a surprise victory come 2020. Undoubtedly, many of you are happy to hear that. But a sizable portion of the American electorate loves Trump, and even more so, love their guns. Any threat to the Second Amendment almost guarantees a spike in firearm sales. That threat has a name: Senator Kamala Harris. To many gun advocates, Harris is as liberal as the day is long. The National Rifle Association rates her very poorly on firearms rights. Obviously, Harris is bad news for Ruger gun owners. However, she's a godsend for Ruger stakeholders! As of this writing, Josh Enomoto is long gold, AMC and SNE. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 F-Rated Stocks That Could Break Your Portfolio * 5 Fintech Stocks to Buy As This Mega Trend Gains Steam * 10 Cold Weather Stocks to Heat Up Your Returns Compare Brokers The post The 9 Best Stocks to Invest In During a Manic Market appeared first on InvestorPlace.
The Campbell Soup Company has trademarked the word "chunky" after references to its "Chunky" branded soup made it into the lexicon of pop culture over the past couple of decades. A trademark application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) noted that there had been "massive unsolicited media coverage of Chunky" such as parodies on "Saturday Night Live" ("SNL"), "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy," as well as references to the soup by rappers and novelists.
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Campbell Soup Company invites interested shareholders, investors, members of the media and consumers to listen to and view the slides accompanying its second-quarter fiscal 2019 earnings conference call, which will be webcast live over the Internet on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 8:30 a.m.
Sysco Corporation (SYY) is likely to bear the brunt of cost-related headwinds in Q2 Earnings. However, focus on core growth strategies and strong U.S. Foodservice unit are expected to offer respite.
If you're under 40, you're building capital and you're looking for gains. This means you should be under-weighting consumer stocks. Names you know that will not grow may throw off income, but they won't make your retirement. Such stocks should be sold, maybe to your dad, who can use the income and won't mind the lack of gains. This advice runs contrary to conventional wisdom that tells you to own all the market, to buy index funds and take the bad with the good, because you don't have time to keep up. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Such advice made sense when trading cost big money, and when index funds were a small part of the market. But when you can get into a stock for $5, or out of it, and when index funds send good stocks down along with the bad, or vice versa, it's time to think differently. This is the problem with conventional wisdom. If everyone is doing the same thing, no matter how wise that thing may appear, it stops working. If everyone buys value, value becomes overvalued. * 10 of the Best Stocks to Invest In for February If you're in the capital building phase of your investing career, then, here are some consumer staples stocks to sell. Source: Meal Makeover Moms via Flickr (Modified) ### Campbell's Soup (CPB) As trade opened Jan. 25, shares in Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) were selling for less than they were five years ago. Some will tell you to buy Campbell because it tossed long-time CEO Denise Morrison last year and the company might be sold. But waiting on a rumor isn't a plan. Even a 30% premium in a takeover won't get this stock back to where it was in 2017. At $35.38, Campbell's 35-cent-per-share dividend yields almost 4%, but it takes earnings to sustain a dividend, and the company has been able to out-earn its payout in only two of the last four quarters. There is no cash to speak of and $8 billion of debt. Right now Campbell is selling its international business and it just hired a new CEO, Mark Clouse, who worked at both bidders. He also led Pinnacle Foods into its acquisition by ConAgra Brands (NYSE:CAG) last year. Maybe Clouse can stabilize the ship. Maybe Clouse can even get the company sold. But while you have your capital tied up wishing and hoping, better companies will be growing. Source: Mark Tighe via Flickr (Modified) ### Colgate-Palmolive (CL) If you are to invest in a consumer stock, buy the best of breed. Shares in Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) are trading at about where they were in January of 2014 because the company isn't best of breed -- it's one of the consumer staples stocks to sell, if anything. Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG) is best of breed in this area, and when times are troubled, as they are now, the best companies will outperform the second best. Colgate needs about $400 million in earnings to sustain its dividend, and it only gets 50% more than that, not enough to raise it, and long-term debt is nearly half its assets, with very little cash on the books, meaning there's no room to maneuver out of its problems through an acquisition. CL is a consumer stock for people in their 70s who see a yield of 2.69% as a bargain. There are people pounding the table for Colgate to be bought, but a young investor should be chasing performance, not rumors, or any of the other consumer stocks on this list. There are analysts who will tell you that stocks like Colgate do well in bear markets. But, again, the market has no prizes for second place. Colgate shares are down 19% in the last year. * 10 Hot Stocks to Buy Right Now If you want to be defensive as a young investor, only buy market leaders. They cost more for a reason. They earn it. Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr (Modified) ### Hormel Foods (HRL) Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL) is better known as the "House of Spam." People laugh at Spam but it's good food, pork and ham made shelf-stable with salt. It helped win World War II. It's still a staple in Hawaii and Alaska. But the stock trades below where it was a year ago, and the yield is under 2%. The dividend is well-protected by earnings, but there is no growth here. Sales for fiscal 2018, which ended in October, were little changed from 2016. The net change in cash has averaged just $30 million over the last four years. Hormel was rumored to be buying a mustard company in 2017 but nothing came of it. When Hormel makes news, it's about Spam festivals or good works, not fast profits and not fast change. If your money is heading into retirement, consider Hormel. They will pay you to own them. They are good people. But if you're looking to grow your nest egg, HRL is one of the stocks to sell and/or avoid. Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr ### Kraft Heinz (KHC) When the geniuses at 3G Capital combined with legendary investor Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A, NYSE:BRK.B) to create Kraft Heinz (NYSE:KHC) in 2015, there was excitement and much rejoicing. But you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, even with zero-based budgeting. Consumer staples like processed cheese and ketchup, those dreaded "middle of the supermarket" items, just aren't growing. Kraft Heinz has been unable to grow sales for the last three years, and so the stock is down about 50% from its 2017 high. The fall in price has made the dividend more valuable. The yield is now 5.3%, so this might be a good pick-up for an income investor. But cheap stocks are cheap for a reason. The price-to-earnings multiple of Kraft Heinz is under 6x. Packaged goods companies like Kraft Heinz just aren't the safe havens they once were. Their share of the western dinner plate is slowly shrinking. Younger consumers want fresh food and older consumers can afford fresh food. Kraft Heinz needs nearly $3 billion in income, each year, to pay its $2.50 per share dividend. Thanks to 3G management, it gets that, and more. But there is over $28 billion in long-term debt on the books, against less than $1.5 billion in cash. Kraft's acquisitions are small, marginal and distracting. Kraft growth initiatives like Devour, frozen meals targeted at men, are growing but not fast enough to change the narrative. * 7 Semiconductor Stocks to Buy Now Tell your mom to buy Kraft Heinz. She'll love you for it. But you need to find something bigger for your money. Source: Shutterstock ### YUM Brands (YUM) Unlike the other companies in this collection YUM! Brands (NYSE:YUM) has delivered investors a capital gain over the last year, but it's under 10%. In order to deliver that gain, YUM! Management has been doing all it can to create buzz. It gets women to dress up as Colonel Sanders, it constantly tinkers with the Taco Bell menu and it delivers beer for Pizza Hut. But fast food is fast food. Fast food is not a growth industry. Spinning out the Chinese operations as YUM China (NASDAQ:YUMC) in 2016 was a winner for shareholders, but when you buy stock, you're buying tomorrow. YUM! continues to push for growth, but there is very little growth in fast food, and the yield on the stock's 36-cent-per-share dividend is just 1.6%. YUM management continues to try and control its store ecosystem, recently buying QuikOrder, which sells sales software to fast food restaurants. QuikOrder's sales won't move the needle on sales and revenue for Yum, and which fast food operator wants to buy his ordering software from a competitor? Most analysts can't offer anything more than a "hold" rating on Yum! Brands shares and I can't say I disagree with them. Dana Blankenhorn is a financial and technology journalist. He is the author of a new mystery thriller, The Reluctant Detective Finds Her Family, available now at the Amazon Kindle store. Write him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing, he did not hold a positon in any of the aforementioned securities. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Semiconductor Stocks to Buy Now * 10 of the Best Stocks to Invest In for February * 5 Top Stocks for a FOMO Rally Compare Brokers The post 5 Consumer Stocks Young Investors Should Avoid appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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Coty (COTY) has long been struggling with its Consumer Beauty segment. On the contrary, Luxury and Professional Beauty segments have been putting up a solid show.