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For the fifth time this season, Newman and Oscar Mayer are fastening their “meatbelts” as part of a season-long sponsorship. New Hampshire Motor Speedway has historically been one of Newman’s best tracks through the years.
In celebration of National Hot Dog Day on July 17, Oscar Mayer is giving hot dog fans the opportunity to eat hot dogs, dream of hot dogs and yes, live in a hot dog – by listing the Wienermobile on Airbnb. And because nothing screams summertime more than hot dogs and music festivals, the 27 foot-long hot dog on wheels will be available during one of Chicago’s busiest festival weekends from August 1-4.
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Consensus estimates call for Kraft to earn 60 cents a share on revenue of $6.07 billion. The lion’s share of analysts—78%—have a Hold rating or the equivalent.
Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR) rolled out tacos at their Burger King chain recently and the fans jeered.Source: Shutterstock It was easy to see why. The Burger King version is a thoroughly American creation of ground beef and hamburger toppings inside a crisped shell. It's not even as good as Taco Bell, the YUM! Brands (NYSE:YUM) chain that was once sued by customers claiming the meat inside wasn't actually meat.But the move does hint at something. Taco sales are up 4% in 2019. People like them. They're also cheap and easy to make. For operators dedicated to growth like Restaurant Brands International, tacos are a natural fit. Note that QSR stock has risen nearly 40% so far in 2019.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Brazilian MagicThe Brazilians at 3G Capital formed Restaurant Brands in 2014, combining the Burger King and Tim Horton's chains. In 2017 they added Popeye's, a chicken franchise.Under their zero-based budgeting system, in which every dollar spent must be justified every year, the chains have thrived. The shares are up 70% since the merger. There's a 50 cent per share dividend yielding 2.81%, and 2018 sales were up 17%. There is 65 cents per share of profit on $1.39 billion in sales expected for the June quarter, which will be reported July 31. * 10 Stocks to Buy for Less Than Book It's a stark contrast to 3G's other big deal, Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC), which has been a disaster for shareholders since its formation at the start of 2015. Those shares are down 60% despite a dividend now yielding 5.11%.Fast food yields to the zero-based touch more easily than food manufacturing. Corporate franchisees can crunch the numbers as just-another operational detail.But, as a recent lawsuit by Tim Horton's franchisees shows, you can only squeeze a concept so far. Critics have recently called QSR stock overvalued. The best way to keep growing may be with another franchise. Some Tacos?Mexican food can be a home run, if done right. Just look at Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG), which has now recovered from its scandals. CMG stock is up 70% so far in 2019.All this brought me to Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO). (I've got a little interest in Del Taco. My brother once worked in one and burned his hand in a fryer.)Del Taco has had a turbulent history but it makes a decent taco. They had sales of $505 million in fiscal 2019 and showed a small profit. The market cap is about $461 million, just short of the sales figure. QSR sells for over 3.5 times sales.Del Taco has just the right size and just the right menu for an operator who wants to make it a national franchise. The fast food business is consolidating. The last two years have seen over 70 deals in the space. Private equity groups Roark Capital and JAB Holding are gobbling up chains by the handful. They're all chasing YUM! Brands, which owns Taco Bell and McDonald's (NYSE:MCD), which has more than doubled in value under CEO Steve Easterbrook. Bottom Line on QSR StockThe trend in fast food is for good operators to expand through acquisition and squeeze out fatter margins from chains and franchises. That's QSR's business model.It's a tough business that is rapidly consolidating. There aren't many profitable operations of reasonable size left to be gobbled up. Tacos are a growing business and Del Taco would be a tasty bite for an acquirer. See how quickly QSR, or one of its rivals, pounces on it.Dana Blankenhorn is a financial and technology journalist. He is the author of a new environmental story, Bridget O'Flynn and the Bear, 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 owned shares in QSR. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Stocks to Buy for Less Than Book * 7 Marijuana Stocks With Critical Levels to Watch * The 10 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 and Beyond The post Restaurant Brands International: Burger King Needs a Better Taco appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Shares of the food maker moved higher as the company finally filed its annual report and closed an internal investigation into its accounting practices.
Kraft Heinz Co NASDAQ/NGS:KHCView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is neutral * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output for the sector is expanding but at a slower rate Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is extremely low for KHC with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting KHC. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NeutralETF activity is neutral. ETFs that hold KHC had net inflows of $7.98 billion over the last one-month. While these are not among the highest inflows of the last year, the rate of inflow is increasing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NegativeAccording 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, and is easing. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | NeutralThe current level displays a neutral indicator. KHC credit default swap spreads are 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.
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Finally, shares of 3M (NYSE:MMM) have bounced. The 3M stock price has rallied almost 9% since late May, when MMM stock touched a three-year low.Source: Shutterstock That low was reached thanks to a hugely disappointing first-quarter earnings report in late April. Lowered guidance and a big miss led the 3M stock price down 13%; that's an absolutely huge move for a Dow Jones Industrial Average component.In fact, it was such a big decline that 3M alone took almost 200 points off the Dow. It was the biggest decline in MMM stock since the 1987 stock market crash.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsIncredibly, it got worse: 3M stock kept falling. At those lows, MMM had declined 27% in less than six weeks.From that standpoint, the rally of late isn't surprising or concerning to those of us who question broader market valuations. Dividend stalwarts like Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) and McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) trade near all-time highs. Income investors looking for dividends and value are looking to 3M stock for the obvious: shares are seemingly "on sale" and yield a still healthy 3.3%. * 7 F-Rated Stocks to Sell for Summer But it's not necessarily a good thing to pick one stock because others are too expensive. And the bounce in 3M stock ignores the fact that the decline occurred for good reason. 3M's business isn't healthy. Longer-term headwinds remain intact.Furthermore, MMM stock -- yield or no yield -- isn't that cheap. Investors looking to jump on 3M need to remember that price and dividend yield alone don't make a buy case. The Case Against MMM StockThe argument against 3M stock at this point is reasonably simple: significant end markets are in rough shape. As 3M CFO Nicholas Gangestad noted at a recent conference, 30% of revenue comes from automotive, China, and electronics.None of those markets seems healthy at the moment. Sales in the three markets combined fell "mid-single-digits" in Q1, leading organic sales on the whole to decline. But this isn't a single-quarter problem. "Peak auto" is a long-running concern. Chinese demand is slowing, and the trade war may well impact 3M's positioning longer-term. Electronics prices continue to fall, putting pressure on manufacturers which may make its way to 3M.What's notable is that beyond those three markets, it's not as if performance was all that impressive. 3M's commentary suggests that the other roughly 70% of the business maybe grew organic sales 1% in Q1.Plus, cyclical worries could hit demand. Inventories are at high levels, as analyst Stephen Tusa -- who has been prescient about the fall of General Electric (NYSE:GE) -- has noted. Growth is stalling out at the end of the cycle. This raises the question of what will happen once that cycle inevitably turns. The Case for 3M StockIt's easy to argue with 3M that this, too, shall pass. It's a 117-year-old company: 3M has been through worse and come out on the other side. Revenue is diversified. China may well bounce back. 3M is a dividend king, with 61 consecutive years of payout increases. That logic suggests the applied-sciences giant will be just fine.Meanwhile, a 17-times forward multiple leaves the 3M stock price relatively cheap, even after the bounce. A 3.3% dividend yield means investors "get paid to wait" for the business to improve.But that case seems too thin, and too high-level. There are real problems in the business right now. So real, in fact, that 3M had to cut guidance three months after it was issued.As far the broader argument about 3M's history, multiple, and dividend, investors could have made the exact same argument about GE. They could have said much the same about healthcare distributor Owens & Minor (NYSE:OMI), or Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) and Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD).To be sure, I don't expect MMM stock to follow the trajectory of those names, who slashed their dividends and have fallen -- in the case of OMI -- as much as 90% in recent years. 3M's dividend may be at risk at some point, but it appears safe for now. (The company is pulling back on share repurchases, however, after its recent acquisition of medical products manufacturer Acelity.) And I'm not betting on 50%+ downside for MMM stock. Concluding ThoughtsBut this isn't a case where the market is overreacting. Neither is a nervous market taking down the 3M stock price. The market is at all-time highs, but 3M isn't.Therefore, investors aren't overreacting to some perceived external threat; 3M delivered the bad news itself. Anyone buying the dip here should keep that in mind.As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any securities mentioned. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Best Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever * 10 Small-Cap Stocks That Look Like Bargains * 10 Names That Are Screaming Stocks to Buy The post Sell the Bounce in 3M Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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Kraft Heinz Announces Closing of the Sale of its Canadian Natural Cheese Business to Parmalat
Pershing Square Capital’s Bill Ackman has had a roller-coaster of success and failures in recent years. Perhaps no failure has been as highly publicized as his stake in Valeant Pharmaceuticals, which is now Bausch Health Companies Inc (NYSE: BHC). Ackman reportedly first took his massive stake in Valeant back in 2015 at an average price of around $196 per share.
IBM Garage is witnessing robust adoption as enterprises are increasingly looking to gain from digital transformation initiatives. IBM also rolls out two courses to democratize benefits of AI.
After telling investors, "There's always a bull market somewhere" every night for more than 13 years, Jim Cramer dedicated an entire show to explaining to Mad Money viewers exactly what the show is designed to do, how to use it and how it has changed over the past decade. "The show has changed over time," Cramer said. In the beginning, Mad Money was largely a show about stock picking, with Cramer opining on dozens of specific investment ideas every evening.