Consumer Goods

(SPW) Little-Known, Huge Growth

SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW) is one of the most boring moneymakers in the world: engineering and manufacturing pumps, filters, you get the drift. You will never hear anyone at a party talking about how hot this one is, but it will make...

16Mar2014 | | Comments Off on (SPW) Little-Known, Huge Growth | Continued

(TM) Is It Too Early to Invest Down Under?

I’m currently aboard the luxury ship Crystal Symphony in the midst of The Oxford Club’s Chairman’s Circle Wealth Cruise from Sydney to Bali. (Hazardous duty, yes, but someone has to do it.) And while we are spending much of our time eating, drinking, gabbing and touring about, we are...

11Mar2014 | | Comments Off on (TM) Is It Too Early to Invest Down Under? | Continued

(GM) Can Taxpayers Finally Gain from Auto Bailout?

When it comes to the auto bailout, should repayment be the only matter of concern or the loss expected to be borne by the taxpayers? Will it finally replicate the success of bank bailout?

The government did not bother about the repayment really, as saving the jobs was much greater an issue...

7Oct2013 | | Comments Off on (GM) Can Taxpayers Finally Gain from Auto Bailout? | Continued

(F) Ford Motor’s Fusion Energi Gets Top Safety Rating

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has avowed the five-star Overall Vehicle Score on Ford Motor Co.’s (F) 2013 Ford Fusion Energi. This highest safety rating of the U.S. Government is awarded by the New Car...

10Sep2013 | | Comments Off on (F) Ford Motor’s Fusion Energi Gets Top Safety Rating | Continued

(XRX) Xerox Maintains Steady Dividend

Business process and document management company Xerox Corp. (XRX) recently declared a dividend of 5.75 cents per share or 23 cents on an annualized basis. The second quarter 2013 dividend is payable on Jul 31 to shareholders of record...

7Sep2013 | | Comments Off on (XRX) Xerox Maintains Steady Dividend | Continued

(RL) Ralph Lauren Beats Fourth Quarter Earnings Estimates

Ralph Lauren Corp. (RL) posted fourth-quarter 2013 adjusted earnings of $1.41 per share, jumping 42.4% from the comparable year-ago quarter and surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.30 per share. The year-over-year increase...

25Aug2013 | | Comments Off on (RL) Ralph Lauren Beats Fourth Quarter Earnings Estimates | Continued

(FDML) Shifting into Overdrive – Zacks Industry Rank Analysis

As the ice roads of commerce thaw, more people and businesses are hitting the highway with the demand for automotive essentials in tow.  Last week, original equipment manufacturing for automotive and trucking was coasting at #48 on the Zack’s Industry Rank list, but this week it found high gear.

Automotive/Trucking...

19Aug2013 | | Comments Off on (FDML) Shifting into Overdrive – Zacks Industry Rank Analysis | Continued

(KO) Coca-Cola FEMSA Issues Yield Bond

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) franchise bottler, Coca-Cola FEMSA S.A.B. de C.V. (KOF), offers 10-year bond at a yield of 5.46%, which is the lowest ever achieved by any...

16Aug2013 | | Comments Off on (KO) Coca-Cola FEMSA Issues Yield Bond | Continued

(BLL) Ball Corporation Ends Senior Notes Offering

Ball Corporation (BLL) has announced the completion of the previously announced underwritten public offering of 4% senior notes worth $1 billion, due 2023. Ball will use the proceeds from the offering to pay accrued and unpaid interest.

Ball...

16Aug2013 | | Comments Off on (BLL) Ball Corporation Ends Senior Notes Offering | Continued

(ECL) Ecolab Launches New Product

Ecolab Inc. (ECL) has launched the Stealth Fusion Fly Light program, a new offering from its Pest Elimination business. The latest proprietary extension of the market-dominating Large Fly Program is used to kill large flies indoors.

The...

12Aug2013 | | Comments Off on (ECL) Ecolab Launches New Product | Continued

(SKX) Skechers U.S.A. Now in Neutral Lane

On May 17, we downgraded our recommendation on Skechers U.S.A., Inc. (SKX) to Neutral with a price target of $22.00. This designer, developer and distributor of footwear for men, women and children in the United States and overseas...

12Aug2013 | | Comments Off on (SKX) Skechers U.S.A. Now in Neutral Lane | Continued

(TAP) Molson Coors Brewing Company Reaches 52-Week High

Shares of Molson Coors Brewing Co (TAP) reached a new 52-week high of $53.35 on May 17 following the announcement of its solid first quarter 2013 results on May 7. Shares of this global brewer closed at $53.32 on May 17, recording...

31Jul2013 | | Comments Off on (TAP) Molson Coors Brewing Company Reaches 52-Week High | Continued

(SMP) Standard Motor Amends Credit Facility

Standard Motor Product Inc. (SMP) announced the amendment of its $200 million revolving credit facility with GE Capital Corporate Finance maturing on Mar 2015. GE Capital acted as the agent for a syndicate of lenders.

Under...

29Jul2013 | | Comments Off on (SMP) Standard Motor Amends Credit Facility | Continued

(GMCR) Green Mountain Coffee- Anatomy of Success

They say ‘luck’ is simply about being prepared for an opportunity.

In the stock market, when a positive earnings surprise sends a stock exploding higher, those that were properly positioned are often called lucky for being in.

To a degree, they are right. How much a stock...

28Jul2013 | | Comments Off on (GMCR) Green Mountain Coffee- Anatomy of Success | Continued

(OI) Owens-Illinois Reaches 52-Week High

Shares of Owens-Illinois, Inc. (OI) reached a new 52-week high of $29.16 on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. The new high was primarily driven by expected benefits from higher pricing, modest improvement in volumes, restructuring actions, cost...

26Jul2013 | | Comments Off on (OI) Owens-Illinois Reaches 52-Week High | Continued

(CPB) Campbell Soup Likely to Beat Earnings Estimates

We expect Campbell Soup Company (CPB), a high-quality food and simple meal manufacturer, to beat expectations when it reports third-quarter fiscal 2013 results on May 20.

Why a Likely Positive Surprise?

Our...

14Jul2013 | | Comments Off on (CPB) Campbell Soup Likely to Beat Earnings Estimates | Continued

(PBI) Pitney Bowes to Divest Management Business

Recently Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI) announced its plan to sell the management services business wing in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland to Swiss Post Solutions.

Swiss Post Solutions is a division of Swiss Post that offers...

5Jul2013 | | Comments Off on (PBI) Pitney Bowes to Divest Management Business | Continued

(TSN) Tyson Foods Focuses on Innovation

The global meat processor, Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) has announced that they will focus on innovation as an important part of their growth strategy and they have an aggressive product launch scheduled ahead in fiscal 2013.

Management...

22Jun2013 | | Comments Off on (TSN) Tyson Foods Focuses on Innovation | Continued

(TM) Tesla Motors to Repay Department of Energy Loan via Stock Offering

Good news from Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) again! The electric car maker plans to raise as much as $830 million through a stock and debt offering that will not only be utilized to repay $465 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) loans...

14Jun2013 | | Comments Off on (TM) Tesla Motors to Repay Department of Energy Loan via Stock Offering | Continued

(CL) Colgate-Palmolive Analyst Retains Neutral View

We have maintained our long-term Neutral recommendation on the global consumer products company, Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) with a target price of $127.00, following its first-quarter 2013 results. Moreover, shares of Colgate-Palmolive...

14Jun2013 | | Comments Off on (CL) Colgate-Palmolive Analyst Retains Neutral View | Continued

(WHR) Whirlpool Crafts New 52-Week High

Shares of Whirlpool Corporation (WHR) surged to attain a new 52-week high of $127.99 on May 10, 2013, before closing at $127.90, up 2.6% from the previous day’s session. This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock has amassed a year-to-date return...

3Jun2013 | | Comments Off on (WHR) Whirlpool Crafts New 52-Week High | Continued

(DPS) Dr Pepper Snapple Group Hits 52-Week High

Shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (DPS) reached a 52-week high of $50.37 on Thursday, May 15, 2013 following the announcement of solid first quarter 2013 earnings results and positive 2013 outlook on Apr 24. The closing price...

1Jun2013 | | Comments Off on (DPS) Dr Pepper Snapple Group Hits 52-Week High | Continued

(KRFT) Kraft Foods Beats Earnings and Revenue – Keeps View

Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (KRFT) reported solid first-quarter 2013 results beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate for both revenues and earnings on the back of solid innovation and stepped up advertising spend behind its biggest brands....

23May2013 | | Comments Off on (KRFT) Kraft Foods Beats Earnings and Revenue – Keeps View | Continued

(MLP) TC PipeLines Prices Unit Offer

Natural gas transporter TC PipeLines L.P. (TCP) has priced a public offering of 7,700,000 common units at $43.85 a piece, with a 30-day over-allotment option for an additional 1,155,000 units. The offering is expected to close on May...

23May2013 | | Comments Off on (MLP) TC PipeLines Prices Unit Offer | Continued

(KRFT) Kraft Foods Group Beats Earnings and Revenues – Keeps View

Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (KRFT) reported solid first-quarter 2013 results beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate for both revenues and earnings on the back of solid innovation and stepped up advertising spend behind its biggest brands....

16May2013 | | Comments Off on (KRFT) Kraft Foods Group Beats Earnings and Revenues – Keeps View | Continued

(AXL) American Axle and Manufacturing’s First Quarter Earnings Plunge

American Axle and Manufacturing Inc. (AXL) reported earnings of $18.6 million or 23 cents per share before debt refinancing and redemption costs in the first quarter of the year that plunged 62.3% from 61 cents per share in the comparable...

16May2013 | | Comments Off on (AXL) American Axle and Manufacturing’s First Quarter Earnings Plunge | Continued

(UFS) Domtar Hikes Dividend Payout

Domtar Corporation (UFS) recently raised its quarterly dividend on its common stock and on the exchangeable shares of Domtar (Canada) Paper Inc. (UFX.TO), a subsidiary of Domtar, by a stupendous 22.0% to 55 cents per share. The dividend...

16May2013 | | Comments Off on (UFS) Domtar Hikes Dividend Payout | Continued

(BWS) Brown Shoe – Anatomy of Success

Stocks with a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) have a high probability of outperforming the market over the next 1-3 months. In fact, since 1986, a portfolio of Zacks Rank 1’s has shown an average annual return of 26% per year, which is nearly triple that of the S&P 500.

The example below...

16May2013 | | Comments Off on (BWS) Brown Shoe – Anatomy of Success | Continued

(IP) International Paper Misses Earnings Estimates

International Paper (IP) reported first quarter 2013 earnings of $318 million or 71 cents per share compared to $188 million or 43 cents per share in the year-earlier quarter. The increase in earnings was driven by higher selling prices...

15May2013 | | Comments Off on (IP) International Paper Misses Earnings Estimates | Continued

(GM) The Bernanke Rally Continues – Ahead of Wall Street

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The stock market today will likely see a partial reversal of Wednesday’s sell-off, with the interest rate cut by the European Central Bank (ECB) as a key contributor to the swing. But even more significant than the long-expected ECB decision...

14May2013 | | Comments Off on (GM) The Bernanke Rally Continues – Ahead of Wall Street | Continued