|Bid||162.80 x 1200|
|Ask||162.87 x 800|
|Day's Range||162.57 - 163.51|
|52 Week Range||131.43 - 164.07|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.48|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||25.44|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.74 (1.70%)|
|1y Target Est||156.62|
Diageo Beer Company, U.S.A. President Nuno Teles joins "Closing Bell" to discuss the company's strong growth despite weakening in beer sales across the market.
NORWALK, Conn., March 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- It's your Party (Pitch) – and you can do it up how you want to! To celebrate the return of the summer fan favorite Smirnoff Red, White & Berry, the brand is launching Smirnoff Party Pitch featuring a panel of fun experts to review consumers' ideas for the ultimate red, white & blue Fourth of July bash. With the help of the party panel, Smirnoff hopes to find the most exciting, outrageous, silly and wild ideas to celebrate America where the possibilities for fun are limitless – all with responsible drinking in mind, of course.
St. Patrick's Day is around the corner and investors across the world are keen on trying their Irish luck for green returns in their stock portfolio.
Deliberations are at a preliminary stage and Pernod may ultimately decide to retain the business, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private information. “As a matter of policy, the company doesn’t comment on rumor or speculation,” Pernod Ricard said in an email. The maker of Absolut vodka began studying options for the division since before being targeted by Paul Singer’s Elliott Management Corp., one of the people said.
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Brown-Forman's (BF.B) bottom-line results in third-quarter fiscal 2019 reflect gains from cost discipline. However, effects of retaliatory tariffs on American whiskey are visible in its sales results.
NORWALK, Conn., March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In time to celebrate International Women's Day, Diageo North America, a global leader in beverage alcohol, in partnership with the Paradigm for Parity® coalition, announced its commitment to achieving gender parity throughout its corporate leadership structure by 2030. "At Diageo, we are particularly proud to be leading on change in this space by taking proactive steps in order to curb workplace inequality," said Deirdre Mahlan, President, Diageo North America.
Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) posts mixed fourth-quarter 2018 results, with sales missing estimates and earnings in line. A lower-than-expected earnings view for 2019 hurts investor sentiment.
AB InBev's (BUD) top and bottom lines for the fourth quarter gain from ongoing revenue management initiatives along with strong performance of premium brands.
Feb 26 (Reuters) - Sichuan Swellfun Co Ltd: * SAYS SHAREHOLDER DIAGEO PLC'S UNIT GRAND METROPOLITAN INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS LTD PLANS TO RAISE ITS HOLDINGS IN THE COMPANY TO UP TO 70 PERCENT FROM 60 PERCENT ...
[Editor's note: This story was previously published in December 2018. It has since been updated and republished.]Even with the China-U.S. trade war appearing to simmer down and the Fed looking set to pause its interest-rate hikes, the stock market is still facing many steep risks. America's political situation hasn't been this tense in decades. The EU is facing a host of challenges, and the Chinese-U.S. trade war could easily flare up again. Similarly, the Fed could soon become hawkish again.Add it all up, and things could easily get volatile quite soon. That leaves investors wondering where they can go for safety.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Cheap Stocks That Make the Grade After years of tech outperforming everything, the problems facing Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) have many people bailing on growth as well. That leaves safe-haven dividend stocks as a more favorable alternative. Here are six worth taking a look at. Diageo (DEO)Dividend Yield: 1.75%Rain or shine, good economy or bad, people like to drink alcohol. And for safe dividend seekers, that makes Diageo (NYSE:DEO) an ideal play. While its name may not be familiar, its brands almost certainly are. Diageo owns and manufactures Guinness beer, Captain Morgan rum, Smirnoff vodka and Johnnie Walker whiskey, among many others.DEO stock is a well-known safe haven for investors. The company is headquartered in the U.K., and was one of the very few stocks to go up the day after Brexit in that country as British investors sold risky stocks and moved to safety. Diageo will again serve as a safe haven whenever the next bear market/recession hits.Diageo isn't just a great business, it's also a great dividend play. The company has continuously raised its dividend (as measured in its home currency of British Pounds) each of the past 20 years. Campbell Soup (CPB)Dividend Yield: 4.33%Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) is one of the unloved packaged-foods makers. It's not hard to see why, if you only think about the company's name. Canned soup certainly isn't trendy with younger consumers at this point. And there's a general nutritional wariness about heavily salted foods.That said, there's much more to Campbell Soup than just the iconic red cans. The company is more and more a snack food play. As we know, while Americans profess an interest in healthier eating, they still love their junk food from time to time. Campbell's -- owner of Hanover, Pop Secret, Goldfish and Pepperidge Farm -- is in a great position to profit off of this.Pepsico (NYSE:PEP), the leader in snacks, consistently gets a high P/E ratio from the market, as investors acknowledge the stickiness of their brands with consumers. The market, however, is not appreciating Campbell Soup at all. Shares are down from $50 in 2017 to $32 now. That has attracted activist investors, who got a new CEO hired and are demanding more change. If shares stay down here, expect that a suitor will buy out the company at a nice premium. If not, enjoy the 4.3% dividend -- the highest CPB stock has offered in at least 30 years. PacWest Bancorp (PACW)Dividend Yield: 5.86%After investors dumped bank stocks late last year, a lot of value has been created in this generally overlooked sector of the market, where solid dividends abound.That brings us to PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW), which offers a 5.86% dividend yield at the moment. Headquartered in Los Angeles, PacWest is a major player throughout the California market and currently sports a $5.1 billion market cap. That puts it in a sweet spot, size-wise, where it may still be a buyout candidate, but it is large enough to manage the rising costs of regulation and banking technology costs. * 7 Cheap Stocks That Make the Grade Despite the horrid state of the California housing market in 2008, PacWest survived the crisis; in fact its shares never came close to zero during the panic. The bank has come out stronger, and is now generating record profits. Thanks to the corporate tax cuts in particular, PACW stock is now at a cheap P/E ratio of just 11 times its trailing earnings. New York Community Bancorp (NYCB)Dividend Yield: 5.52%Despite its large yield, New York Community Bancorp (NASDAQ:NYCB) is an even safer bank stock. NYCB stock currently yields 5.5%, and they earn more than enough to cover the dividend, with earnings coming in at 79 cents and dividends at 68 cents annually.Why is NYCB stock down 12% over the past year? Of course, the sector is down, as discussed above. On top of that, some investors hold a resentful view toward New York Community Bancorp due to a failed merger with Astoria Financial in late 2016. Due to Trump's unexpected win, bank stocks spiked, and the deal failed to close. Investors have had it out for NYCB's management ever since.Regardless, the bank is one of the safest in the country. It lends primarily against multi-family homes in New York City -- one of the lowest-risk lending markets out there. The bank's loans barely budged in performance even during 2008. With a strong dividend covered out of earnings and a safe loan book, investors can earn a large dividend income from a most conservative bank. Southern Co (SO)Dividend Yield: 4.9%In the worst of times, people tend to still want to use electricity. Even a severe economic downturn tends to not impact utility stocks too dramatically. As such, it's a sound sector to buy when investors get panicky, such as what we're seeing with the market now.Southern Co (NYSE:SO), as one of the highest-yielding large power utilities, checks the boxes for safe dividend stocks here. SO stock is currently yielding 4.9%.Its high yield is in large part, it seems, due to interest rates going up. Many investors treat utility stocks as substitutes for bonds. As such, when interest rates go up, investors demand a higher yield from their utility stock as well. If interest rates were to keep surging for years to come, SO stock would likely underperform. * 7 Cheap Stocks That Make the Grade But since the Fed looks set to pause its rate hikes,, a stock like Southern Co should shine. Exxon Mobil (XOM)Dividend Yield: 4.17%Speaking of things people use in good times and bad, gasoline ranks pretty highly on the list. Sure there is a minor dropoff in consumption during recessions, as people take fewer road trips, for example, but in general, oil and gas is a safe haven business. And Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) as the largest U.S. player is a true sleep-well-at-night stock.The combination of a fortress balance sheet, diversified operations and a storied dividend make XOM stock an excellent place to endure market storms. It may seem strange to call Exxon diversified. But what many investors don't realize is that much of big oil has spun off the other segments of their businesses. We saw a ton of refining and pipelines subsidiaries moved out of the parent companies into MLPs and other corporate entities. That is all well and good as far as shareholder value maximization goes. But Exxon's more diversified approach ensures that it remains solidly profitable even when the price of oil plummets, as it did in recent years.XOM stock is hardly the most exciting in a high growth market. But at 16 times earnings and paying a slightly greater than 4% dividend yield, it is a fine option for defensive investors. And buyers are still getting a fair value at this point.At the time of this writing, Ian Bezek owned DEO, CPB, PACW, NYCB and XOM stock. You can reach him on Twitter at @irbezek. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy to Pay the Bills * 9 High-Growth Stocks to Buy Now for Monster Returns * 7 Healthy Dividend Stocks to Buy for Extra Stability Compare Brokers The post 6 Safe Dividend Stocks to Buy Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.
First it was bitcoin that made investors go on a mad rush, and today, it's marijuana. Now that legalization is steadily gaining traction across the U.S., more investors than ever before are looking for ways to cash in.
Boston Beer (SAM) delivers better-than-expected results in fourth-quarter 2018. For 2019, it remains confident about depletions and shipments growth.
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NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Tequila Don Julio is proud to announce that they will make a donation in support of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Ball for the second consecutive year. On Sunday, February 24, 2019, Tequila Don Julio will serve as a sponsor of the Governors Ball, the Academy's official party following the 91st Oscars®, in which 2014 Diageo Reserve Global World Class winner and internationally acclaimed mixologist Charles Joly will provide attendees with a specialty curated bar experience worthy of Hollywood's most important evening. Crafted in the Highlands of Jalisco, Tequila Don Julio is Mexico's No. 1 premium tequila celebrating those who know what truly matters in life.
After being beaten down in the final quarter of 2018, pot stocks staged a nice comeback at the start of this year on the renewed appeal for riskier assets. Here's why ETFs are riding high this year.
[Editor's note: This story was previously published in July 2018. It has since been updated and republished.]Investing to "buy and hold" is trickier than it looks. The increasing pace of technological change means even the most successful, dominant companies have to continually adapt to keep up. Industries like energy, real estate and even consumer products are facing potentially significant long-term changes going forward. In any era, amassing a collection of retirement stocks simply by buying the best companies and holding them for years can be a risky endeavor.General Motors (NYSE:GM) was a classic "widows and orphans" stock until last decade when GM wound up going bankrupt. United States Steel (NYSE:X) once was a pillar of corporate America and a buy-and-hold stock. GM shares basically haven't moved in a quarter of a century. Polaroid and Eastman Kodak (NYSE:KODK) were once blue-chip stocks. Both went bankrupt as cameras changed from film to digital.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsBut there still are stocks to buy and hold out there that can last forever, while offering dividend income along the way. * 9 U.S. Stocks That Are Coming to Life Again Here are 10 such retirement stocks to hold forever.Source: Shutterstock Bank of America (BAC)Dividend Yield: 2.7%It might seem strange to open the list with Bank of America (NYSE:BAC). After all, we're less than a decade on from the financial crisis. During that crisis, BofA acquisition Countrywide Financial blew up in spectacular fashion, after pioneering many of the risky tactics that led to the bubble and subsequent bust.But this is a different BofA.Net consumer charge-offs hit a decade-long low in the company's second quarter. Performance on credit metrics continues to improve across the portfolio. The Merrill Lynch unit is posting record margins. Government regulations have been criticized as slowing growth -- but they've undoubtedly lowered risk as well, even if observers might argue that a better balance is needed.No less than Warren Buffett is now BofA's largest shareholder, through his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A, NYSE:BRK.B). And the Oracle of Omaha is fond of saying that his favorite holding period is "forever."That seems likely true for BAC stock as well.Source: Mustafa Khayat Via Flickr Diageo (DEO)Dividend Yield: 1.75%Change has come to the alcohol industry, with the number of breweries exploding worldwide and new distilleries popping up as well. The brands owned by Diageo (NYSE:DEO) are well-positioned to adapt to shifting tastes.Diageo owns classic brands like Johnnie Walker whisky, Tanqueray gin, Smirnoff vodka, and Harp and Guinness beer, among many others. What most have in common is a timeless quality and worldwide brand recognition. As a result, while beverage giants like Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) and Anheuser Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) have struggled with earnings growth, Diageo grew net income by 13.5% in fiscal 2018 and expects consistent growth going forward. * Buy These 5 Stocks to Play the Megatrend of the Century Yet at a sub-20x forward multiple, and with a dividend yield approaching 2%, Diageo stock isn't all that dearly valued. Long-term investors would do well to own DEO and perhaps use the dividends to buy a bottle or two of fine whisky.Source: U.S. Embassy Kyiv Ukraine via Flickr (Modified) Medtronic (MDT)Dividend Yield: 2.21%In this day and age, the U.S. healthcare market in particular seems potentially volatile. Concerns about increased spending and political battles over the Affordable Care Act create more questions than answers.But even with that uncertainty, Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) isn't going anywhere. The company's devices are an integral part of modern medicine, ranging from pacemakers to stents to bone grafts to imaging systems.Even the risks involved in the sector look priced into MDT. Medtronic's days of double-digit annual growth may well be behind it, but it's not finished increasing earnings or dividends. MDT stock likely isn't finished rising, either.Source: Shutterstock NextEra Energy (NEE)Dividend Yield: 2.42%Utility stocks are among the most common safe, buy-and-hold stocks. NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) is now the largest electric utility in the U.S. by market capitalization. That might actually be the only problem with NEE stock.NextEra shares gained 7.6% year-to-date, and trades just off record highs. Potential valuation concerns aside, NextEra looks like a winner. It serves customers in the southern Florida region, still one of the nation's fastest-growing areas. A 21x forward P/E multiple is high for the space but not outlandishly so. And a 2.7% dividend yield provides income along the way. * 10 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for the Next 10 Months Investors looking for value in the space might look for a smaller play like cheaper Dominion Energy (NYSE:D). But it's usually worth paying for quality, and NextEra Energy looks like one of the best utility stocks out there.Source: Blue Genie via FlickrDividend Yield: 1.7%McCormick & Company (NYSE:MKC) is another quality company whose valuation might spook some investors. But MKC stock very rarely is offered cheap; if it gets below $122, you should consider buying and holding this stock.The company's market leadership in spices and seasonings provides both an impressive moat and protection against economic downturns. MKC stock did dip after the company acquired French's mustard and Frank's RedHot sauce from Reckitt Benckiser (OTCMKTS:RBGLY) at a price that looked a bit high to many investors. But MKC has recovered those gains and then some.Top-line growth for McCormick likely isn't going to be explosive, but it will be steady. The same has been true of MKC stock, which has returned an average of 13% a year over the past decade, including dividends.With continuous cost-cutting initiatives, the contribution from the acquired brands and organic growth (and growth in organic products), MKC still should be able to provide double-digit annual returns going forward as well.Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 2.13%Allstate Corp (NYSE:ALL) long has used the tagline, "You're in good hands," and it's true for Allstate investors as well. ALL stock has almost quadrupled from late-2011 lows. And there could be more upside to come.After all, Allstate isn't particularly expensive, trading at a 15.9 P/E. * The 9 Best Stocks to Invest In During a Manic Market Once any short-term worries subside, ALL should resume its march upward.Source: Shutterstock International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)Dividend Yield: 1.99%International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) is a company most consumers encounter every day without knowing it and many investors aren't exactly hip to it, either.As its name suggests, the company develops flavors & fragrances across 13 categories, including cosmetics, perfumes, beverages and sweet flavors. Sales and earnings have increased consistently and so has IFF's share price. At a26.79 P/E, IFF does look a bit pricey. But, as with McCormick and other stocks on this list, investors should pay for quality.IFF's hidden, but key role, in so many industries, gives it a great deal of protection against both competition and macro factors. Acquisitions and a growing cosmetic additive business both provide room for growth.Consumers may not know IFF, but investors should.Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 1.15%Lamb Weston (NYSE:LW) was spun off from Conagra Brands (NYSE:CAG) last year. Lamb Weston is the No. 1 potato producer in the United States. In fact, it manufactures the well-known fries at McDonald's (NYSE:MCD), among other restaurant chains.Lamb Weston also has a consumer business (including a small segment that manufactures frozen vegetables), while serving restaurants of all sizes. Health concerns might seem a long-term headwind against the business, but growth has been steady for years, and margins continue to improve.LW is targeting international markets for growth, as French fries have much more limited penetration, while international audiences generally are intrigued by Americanized products.Despite growth and leading market share, LW stock isn't particularly cheap, trading at about 21x next year's earnings. The company did pick up a fair amount of debt in the CAG spinoff. But it's paying that debt down, which should lower interest expense and boost cash flow going forward. * 7 Stocks With Too Much Riding On China With many similar stocks trading at much higher multiples, LW seems to have room for upside. And international growth should offset any health-related concerns in the U.S., should they arise. America's love affair with French fries isn't going to suddenly end, and that should ensure years of stability for Lamb Weston at least.Source: Shutterstock Fortune Brands (FBHS)Dividend Yield: 1.86%Investors are commonly advised to diversify their portfolio. Fortune Brands Home & Security (NYSE:FBHS) has done just that. The company operates in four segments: Cabinets, Plumbing, Doors, and Security. Among its well-known brands are Moen in plumbing, and MasterLock in security.FBHS is more of a cyclical stock than most on this list, and the company no doubt has benefited from the steady, if slow, housing recovery in the U.S. But the company's products also generate relatively stable replacement demand, and a 1.86% dividend yield provides modest, but growing, income.Fortune Brands has been an impressive company since its founding and a solid stock since its 2011 IPO. There may be a bit more volatility here, but that's a worthwhile price to pay for long-term investors. There's enough value in Fortune Brands to ride out any market jitters.Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 1.94%Republic Services (NYSE:RSG) is a bit smaller and likely a lot less well-known than rival Waste Management (NYSE:WM). But in this case, that's not necessarily a bad thing.Republic Services has outgrown its larger competitor in both sales and earnings over the past five years. RSG stock has modestly outperformed WM over the same period as well. Investors appear to believe that will continue, as Republic Services is valued a bit higher than Waste Management, at least based on forward earnings multiples.Both RSG and WM are solid long-term plays. Contracted revenue and steady demand should support both companies for years to come. There's room for further acquisitions in a relatively fragmented space. Republic Services gets the nod here due to slightly better growth and more room for margin improvement. * 7 High-Dividend Stocks Yielding More Than 5% (Plus a Bonus) But investors looking for safe, stable growth can't go wrong with either RSG or WM.As of this writing, Vince Martin was long MKC.Compare Brokers The post 10 'Buy-and-Hold' Stocks to Own Forever appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Positive pricing, strength in Europe and International, and cost savings aid Molson Coors' (TAP) Q4 earnings. Soft global brand volume due to weak demand in the United States and Canada hurts sales.
The new offering infuses the iconic taste of Crown Royal with the ripe, mouth-watering flavor of fresh Georgia peaches GIMLI, Manitoba , Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Take the sweet, delicious flavor of ...