|Bid||53.25 x 4000|
|Ask||0.00 x 900|
|Day's Range||53.22 - 53.68|
|52 Week Range||44.42 - 55.92|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.30|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||32.50|
|Earnings Date||Oct 18, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.60 (3.00%)|
|1y Target Est||57.48|
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The coming week’s docket of economic reports and earnings releases comes just following the Trump administration’s announcement of a partial trade deal with China late last week.
Once again, the big news for the Dow Jones today was all about the U.S.-China trade get together. The result was excellent news for stocks as the major domestic equity benchmarks surged to end the week on news that the world's two largest economies reached a partial trade accord.Source: Venturelli Luca / Shutterstock.com As I've been noting over the course of this week, a smaller trade deal was an idea previously eschewed by President Trump, but he appeared to come around to the idea. Earlier today, the president said on Twitter "good things" were happening in the trade talks, even going so far as to describe the talks as "warm."That's a significant, positive departure from Trump's often bellicose China rhetoric and stocks certainly liked those good vibes.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThose warm and fuzzy trade feelings are critical because the U.S. was set to impose tariffs on some Chinese goods as soon as next week with another batch of levies slated to go into effect in mid-December. Should President Trump sign the deal currently being discussed, those tariffs would be avoided and a broader trade truce could be reached by the two sides.With trade talks progressing nicely, the Nasdaq Composite surged 1.34%, while the S&P 500 soared 1.09%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 1.31% to finish the week with 27 of the Dow's 30 stocks in late trading. The offenders were defensive names -- Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) -- but losses for those names were modest. Apple at an All-Time HighShares of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) continued their recently scintillating pace, gaining 2.74% to hit a record high. Of course, some today's Apple ebullience is attributable to good news on the trade front, but there was streaming news to consider as well. That's important because the Apple + streaming platform is close to its debut. * 7 Beverage Stocks to Buy Now Apple +, which debuts on Nov. 1, could be a real thorn in the side of rival Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) and be a major boon for Apple investors, said Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives in a note out today."If Apple is successful with its latest streaming endeavor and reaches some of these potential subs/revenues numbers annually we estimate, this will add roughly $15 per share to our sum-of-the-parts valuation on Apple," said the analyst.He raised his Apple price target to $265 from $245. AAPL stock closed around $236 and with Apple in rally mode, expect more upward price target revisions because the average target on the name is just $228. Cyclical ContributorsStock-specific news was light today for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) and Dow (NYSE:DOW), but those cyclical names were the Dow's top two performers today, each gaining more than 5% on the positive trade news.In either case, Friday's rallies in the names isn't an overreaction because both have displayed high sensitivity to trade headlines. Caterpillar's surge today was particularly impressive because it occurred on above-average volume. Straight to the BankThird-quarter earnings season is about to ramp up and that means an avalanche of reports from the financial services next week. Yes, the group is heading into earnings amid concerns about lower interest rates suppressing net interest margins, analyst downgrades and negative profit revisions.However, all of the Dow's financial services names gained today with JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), the largest U.S. bank by assets, gaining 1.69%. It's difficult to say bank stocks are buys right here, but the aforementioned negative factors are widely known and should be priced into these names at this point. A Swoosh HigherNike (NYSE:NKE), another member of the trade-sensitive club, added to recent gains today after Macquarie analyst Laurent Vasilescu reiterated an "outperform" rating and $98 price target on the stock. That implies modest upside from the $94 area Nike closed at today."With the broader consumer shift towards digital, we think at some point Nike will rationalize its factory store footprint as it assesses each store's productivity," said the analyst. Bottom Line on the Dow Jones TodayThere have been some earnings calls already and one issue that has been popping is currency exchange-traded rates. While interest rates have come down in the U.S., the dollar has been mostly firm this year and that's problematic for export-dependent sectors. * 7 'A'-Rated Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 "Foreign exchange has again been cited on the most earnings calls to date (12) as a factor that either had a negative impact on earnings or revenues in Q2 or is expected to have a negative impact on earnings and revenues in future quarters," according to FactSet. "More than half (55%) of the S&P 500 companies that have conducted earnings conference calls to date for the second quarter have cited some negative impact from foreign exchange rates."Fortunately, part of the trade deal with China includes currency controls. Hopefully China keeps up its end of the bargain and doesn't devalue the yuan again.As of this writing, Todd Shriber did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Super Boring Stocks to Buy With Super Safe Returns * 10 Winning Stocks to Buy and Stick With for the Long Haul * Don't Give Up on These 4 Cannabis Stocks The post Dow Jones Today: A Partial, But Powerful Deal appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Why should society permit the existence of food companies that contribute to poor health? The standard answer is that people should be allowed to make bad choices about what they eat and drink. But that’s a slippery defense when the consumers are children and the choices they face are loaded against their wellbeing, as Thursday’s British government report on childhood obesity makes clear.The snacks industry — from Mondelez International Inc. to Coca-Cola Co. and from Nestle SA to the Kraft Heinz Company — needs to rethink its purpose, and strategy, if its license to operate is to endure.Former U.K. chief medical officer Professor Sally Davies, the report’s author, cites multiple causes for a saddening rise in obesity among England’s 10-11-year-olds since 1990. The giant food brands are only part of the problem but that hardly absolves them from leading the solution. As Davies says, cheap unhealthy food tends to be the most readily available. Portion inflation is rampant. Advertising or sponsorship is pervasive. Healthy options are often unaffordable for those on low incomes, while the unhealthy options are cheap.Davies’s recommendations include some radical ideas. The U.K. public may be banned from eating and drinking on public transport. Industry faces calorie caps on food portions consumed “out-of-home,” tiered VAT on unhealthy food, plain packaging and the end of tax deductibility of marketing costs for unhealthy products. These may just be proposals. But the direction of travel is clear.This is what happens when an industry fails to self-regulate to mitigate its worst effects. Governments wake up. The food and drink industry is a big employer and a big taxpayer. Even so, the economics favor intervention. The medical costs of obesity, coupled with lost productivity, are 3% of global GDP, according to McKinsey research from 2014. Today’s unhealthy children are tomorrow’s sick workforce.The U.K. Food and Drink Federation, the lobby group, says “punitive action” might hinder continuing the progress the manufacturers have already made in cutting salt, sugar and calories from their products over the last four years. It says the industry must “take the consumer with us.” The question is whether it is taking itself and its customers to an early grave. The industry needs to see this problem as an opportunity not a threat. First, it should be clear about its role in society. Making treats that people want to eat can be a good reason for a corporation to exist, but not when it adds to a public health crisis. This doesn’t mean PepsiCo Inc. ending production of Doritos. But it does mean defining responsibly what the target market — and age group — is for such products. And it requires combining marketing with education.At the same time, food manufacturers should redouble their efforts to innovate healthier, cost-effective alternatives to sugar and salt. This is a chance for the food giants to think about the huge market for healthy snacks. Food technology has a vital role here and it’s best mediated by the private sector. R&D has already helped, as with the development of Nestle’s so-called hollow sugar.This week the OECD proposed reforms to corporate taxation, which would allow governments to tax digital companies that generate revenues in countries where they have no physical presence. The food industry faces a similar revenue challenge. Its products will be subject to extra taxes in certain markets until they start to use their well-funded research labs to help meet national health objectives.It’s not clear that the sector sees obesity as a strategic issue yet. Unilever NV is recycling plastic packaging but still aiming to sell lots more Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. The debate among investors about what stocks to divest centers on fossil fuels right now. If food companies don’t act, they’ll join tobacco and oil in the sin bin.\--With assistance from Lara Williams.To contact the author of this story: Chris Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editor responsible for this story: James Boxell at email@example.comThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Chris Hughes is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering deals. He previously worked for Reuters Breakingviews, as well as the Financial Times and the Independent newspaper.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Singapore will ban advertisements of certain fizzy drinks and juices, its health ministry said on Thursday, part of a raft of measures to curb consumption of sugar in the city-state, which has some of the world's highest diabetes rates. Singapore's action appears to go further than measures in other countries such as Mexico and Britain, which restrict when advertisements for high-calorie food and drinks can be shown on television to limit their exposure to children. Singapore is also considering taxes on sugary drink makers and importers, and even a total ban on the sale of some beverages, the ministry said.
PepsiCo is close to announcing a deal giving it exclusive marketing and pouring rights at SoFi Stadium, the new venue for the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams now under construction outside L.A., sources told Sports Business Daily, an affiliated publication of L.A. Biz and the New York Business Journal. The deal also includes rights throughout the surrounding Hollywood Park entertainment district, except for tenants that have other arrangements, and continued sponsorships of the Rams and Chargers. Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) currently is poured at the temporary homes of the Chargers (Dignity Health Sports Park) and Rams (L.A. Coliseum) even though Purchase, New York-based Pepsi (NASDAQ: PEP) sponsors the teams.
Shares of Apple (AAPL) hover just below their 52-week highs as Wall Street prepares for the busy part of the September quarter earnings season. So here's a somewhat early Apple Q4 2019 earnings preview, including iPhone sales, services growth, and more...
Two of Atlanta’s most popular brands are reuniting for the 22nd annual Motul Petit Le Mans on Saturday. Coca-Cola and Porsche are refreshing their partnership at the International Motor Sports Association's WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, which is NASCAR’s sportscar racing series. The 10 hour-long season finale, which will decide the winner of the four classes, will run at the Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga. Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) and Porsche, which is owned by Volkswagen Group (OTC: VWAGY), will run a special livery on two factory Porsche 911s.
Higher earnings and revenues in the third quarter, and a strong advertisement plan seem to pave the path for PepsiCo's success. Here's what you need to know.
DOW UPDATE The Dow Jones Industrial Average is falling Monday afternoon with shares of Coca-Cola and Travelers delivering the stiffest headwinds for the blue-chip average. Shares of Coca-Cola (KO) and Travelers (TRV) are contributing to the index's intraday decline, as the Dow (DJIA) was most recently trading 46 points (0.
The market has been volatile in the last few months as the Federal Reserve continued its rate cuts and uncertainty looms over trade negotiations with China. Small cap stocks have been hit hard as a result, as the Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) has underperformed the larger S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by more than 10 percentage […]
The patents include new technologies for producing clean water, drones, electric vehicles, and fighting disease.
Inside the company’s headquarters in north-west London, we go past the free food in the breakfast bar to a crate of tiny multicoloured bobble hats made by customers, which will be added to smoothie bottles to raise money for charity. The CEO wants to demonstrate that Innocent is no timid Coca-Cola subsidiary. It is there, however — represented in the company’s history on its walls from its formation by three university friends in 1999.
Netflix shares have been under significant pressure, down 27% since second-quarters earnings (versus the SPX, flat), including down 12% over the past seven trading days (versus the SPX, down 1%). Recent weakness reflects 1) increased concern around third-quarter net adds, especially in international markets, 2) heightened competition heading toward year end and into 2020 from Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max, etc., and fears of content inflation. It is indeed a different operating environment for Netflix going forward, one in which streaming becomes more populated by large, well-funded players, some of which are more closely controlling their content distribution.