Processed & Packaged Goods

(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

(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

(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

(PEP) PepsiCo Hikes Dividend Again

The board of directors of PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) recently announced a 5.6% increase in the food and beverage giant’s dividend, its 41st hike in the quarterly-dividend rate.

The annual dividend was increased to $2.27...

9May2013 | | Comments Off on (PEP) PepsiCo Hikes Dividend Again | Continued

(PEP) Earnings Preview: PepsiCo

PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) is set to report its first-quarter 2013 results on Apr 18 before the market opens. In the last quarter it posted a +3.8% positive surprise. Let’s see how things are shaping up for this announcement.

Growth...

2May2013 | | Comments Off on (PEP) Earnings Preview: PepsiCo | Continued

(CPB) Campbell Soup Rises to an All-time High

Shares of Campbell Soup Company (CPB) soared to a new 52-week high of $46.54 on Tuesday, Apr 16, following its previous high of $46.45 reached on Apr 2. The company continues to gain from a consistent positive earnings surprise trend,...

27Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (CPB) Campbell Soup Rises to an All-time High | Continued

(SJM) J.M. Smucker Hits 52-Week High

Shares of The J.M. Smucker Co. (SJM) hit a new 52-week high of $101.11 on Apr 12 and eventually closed at $101.10. Shares of this food and beverage company have been gaining momentum since it reported solid fiscal third quarter results...

21Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (SJM) J.M. Smucker Hits 52-Week High | Continued

(GMCR) Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Upped to Strong Buy

On Apr 10, 2013, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR) to Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).

With a stellar fiscal 2013-first quarter performance, efficient measures, strategic agreements to...

21Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (GMCR) Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Upped to Strong Buy | Continued

(GIS) General Mills Hits 52-Week High

General Mills, Inc. (GIS), a producer of branded consumer food recently reached a 52-week high of $42.61 on Feb 7, 2013, on the back of strong second quarter results.

Growth Drivers

General Mills’ strong...

10Feb2013 | | Comments Off on (GIS) General Mills Hits 52-Week High | Continued

(MLP) NuStar Closes Notes Offering

NuStar Logistics, L.P. – a subsidiary of publicly traded energy master limited partnership (MLP) NuStar Energy L.P. (NS) announced the closure of its previously announced public offering of hybrid notes. NuStar priced 7.625% fixed-to-floating...

29Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (MLP) NuStar Closes Notes Offering | Continued

(GMCR) Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Analyst Raises Shares to Outperform

On January 23, 2013, we upgraded the leading coffee maker, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR) to Outperform backed by the company’s efficient measures and strategic agreements to drive out competition following the expiry...

26Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (GMCR) Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Analyst Raises Shares to Outperform | Continued

(GMCR) Green Mountain Coffee Roasters – Bull of the Day

One of the stock market all-stars in recent years has undoubtedly been Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR).

The Vermont-based company burst onto the scene with its wide variety of coffees, teas and other beverages that often...

24Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (GMCR) Green Mountain Coffee Roasters – Bull of the Day | Continued

(MLP) Tesoro Logistics Prices Unit Offer

Fuel-gatherer/transporter Tesoro Logistics L.P. (TLLP) has priced a public offering of 8,500,000 common units at $41.70 a piece, with a 30-day over-allotment option for an additional 1,275,000 units. The offering is expected to close...

16Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (MLP) Tesoro Logistics Prices Unit Offer | Continued

(DMND) Diamond Foods – Bear of the Day

We have downgraded our long-term recommendation on Diamond Foods (DMND) to Underperform following its dismal first quarter fiscal 2013 results. Its adjusted earnings of $0.23 per share plunged 67.6% from the year-ago quarter, primarily due...

13Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (DMND) Diamond Foods – Bear of the Day | Continued

(DMND) Diamond Foods – Bear of the Day

We have downgraded our long-term recommendation on Diamond Foods (DMND) to Underperform following its dismal first quarter fiscal 2013 results. Its adjusted earnings of $0.23 per share plunged 67.6% from the year-ago quarter, primarily due...

7Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (DMND) Diamond Foods – Bear of the Day | Continued

(DMND) Diamond Foods – Bear of the Day

We have downgraded our long-term recommendation on Diamond Foods (DMND) to Underperform following its dismal first quarter fiscal 2013 results. Its adjusted earnings of $0.23 per share plunged 67.6% from the year-ago quarter, primarily due...

3Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (DMND) Diamond Foods – Bear of the Day | Continued

(CAG) ConAgra Foods Remains Neutral

We currently maintained our Neutral recommendation on ConAgra Foods Inc. (CAG), a world leader in providing branded and value added food services. Headquartered in Omaha, the company had approximately 26,100 employees as of fiscal...

1Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (CAG) ConAgra Foods Remains Neutral | Continued

(CAG) ConAgra Foods Earnings Report

ConAgra Foods Inc. (CAG), a leading North American food company, reported impressive fiscal second quarter 2013 (ended November 25, 2012) results. The company saw a significant rise in the earnings due to improvements in the Lamb Weston...

1Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (CAG) ConAgra Foods Earnings Report | Continued

(UL) Unilever PLC – Momentum Stock Pick

Shares of Unilever PLC (UL) have been rising since this consumer products giant posted healthy third-quarter results, including underlying sales growth of 5.9%. In addition, this Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) reached its 52-week high of $32.96 on...

19Dec2012 | | Comments Off on (UL) Unilever PLC – Momentum Stock Pick | Continued

(K) Kellogg Offers New Breakfast Options

The leading producer of cereals in the world, Kellogg Company (K) recently introduced a number of new products, which include all new versions of popular breakfast options and a new cereal.

The company introduced Mini-Wheats...

17Dec2012 | | Comments Off on (K) Kellogg Offers New Breakfast Options | Continued

(UL) Unilever Plc – Bull of the Day

We are upgrading our recommendation on Unilever Plc (UL) to Outperform from Neutral based on impressive third quarter 2012 results. Despite high input costs and a tough currency environment, Unilever posted healthy underlying sales growth of...

17Dec2012 | | Comments Off on (UL) Unilever Plc – Bull of the Day | Continued

(PEP) PepsiCo Posts Mixed Third Quarter – Keeps View

PepsiCo Inc.’s (PEP) third quarter 2012 earnings per share declined 8% year over year to $1.20 hurt by revenue decline and currency headwinds. Foreign exchange negatively affected earnings by 4% as this food and beverage company...

28Nov2012 | | Comments Off on (PEP) PepsiCo Posts Mixed Third Quarter – Keeps View | Continued

(CAG) Neutral Stance on ConAgra Foods

We currently maintain our Neutral recommendation on ConAgra Foods Inc. (CAG), a leading processed and packaged food company with brands in over 97% of North American households.

We believe things are working in ConAgra Foods’...

9Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (CAG) Neutral Stance on ConAgra Foods | Continued

(MLP) Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. Offers Units

A leading master limited partnership (MLP), Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. (EPD) recently announced a public offering of 8,000,000 common units to increase its liquidity. Enterprise Products offered a 30-day option to the underwriters...

9Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (MLP) Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. Offers Units | Continued

(JMBA) Jamba Grows Through Franchising

Consistent with its strategy of expansion through franchising, Jamba Juice Company, a subsidiary of Jamba Inc. (JMBA), recently announced the opening of a new franchised store in California. This new store marked the company’s fourth...

9Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (JMBA) Jamba Grows Through Franchising | Continued

(CPB) Company News for September 05, 2012 – Corporate Summary

•    Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) reported fourth quarter earnings per share of $0.41, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.38

•    Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD) posted first quarter earnings per share of $0.40, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.45

•  ...

5Sep2012 | | Comments Off on (CPB) Company News for September 05, 2012 – Corporate Summary | Continued

(EPD) Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. ATEX Express Offers Capacity

A leading master limited partnership (MLP), Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. (EPD) announced the commencement of a two-week supplemental binding open commitment period. The open commitment is likely to meet additional shipper demand...

31Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (EPD) Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. ATEX Express Offers Capacity | Continued

(PEP) PepsiCo Beats Earnings Forecasts – Misses Sales

PepsiCo Inc.’s (PEP) second quarter 2012 earnings per share (“EPS”) declined 7% year over year to $1.12 hurt by a sluggish top line and currency and commodity cost headwinds. Foreign exchange pulled down earnings by 3% as the...

22Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (PEP) PepsiCo Beats Earnings Forecasts – Misses Sales | Continued

(HAIN) Hain Celestial Earnings Preview

The Hain Celestial Group Inc. (HAIN), a leader in natural food and personal care products with an extensive portfolio of well-known brands, is slated to report its fourth quarter and fiscal 2012 financial results...

21Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (HAIN) Hain Celestial Earnings Preview | Continued

(CAG) ConAgra Foods Closes Brand Acquisition

ConAgra Foods, Inc., (CAG) recently announced the completion of its acquisition of Home Menu frozen meals brands–Bertolli® and P.F. Chang’s® from Unilever plc (UL)....

21Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (CAG) ConAgra Foods Closes Brand Acquisition | Continued