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How Soft Commodity Prices Trended Last Week
In the week ending June 30, Arabica and Robusta coffee prices rose week-over-week.
Coffee Futures: Arabica Down, Robusta Up in the Week Ended June 23
In this series, we’ll explore the price movements of five soft commodities—coffee, sugar, cocoa, orange juice, and cotton. Arabica coffee, which is considered superior in flavor and quality to Robusta coffee, has seen its futures price falling during the past six months.
What Happened to Coffee Last Week
Arabica front-month futures hit a fresh low last week (ended June 16), falling to $1.24 per pound from $1.26 per pound one week previously.
What Moves Did FDGRX Make Leading Up to 1Q16?
FDGRX’s assets were invested across 394 holdings as of March 2016, two more than a quarter ago. It was managing assets worth $37.8 billion as of March’s end.
Snyder’s-Lance Stock Fell 6% after Its Fiscal 2015 Results
Snyder’s-Lance (LNCE) stock fell 6% after the company reported its fiscal 2015 results after the market closed on February 29, 2016.
Leveraged Loan Funds Continued to See Outflows Last Week
Leveraged loan funds saw an outflow in the week ended February 24, making it the eighth such successive week in 2016.
Campbell Soup’s New Segments Impacted the Operating Profit
The Americas Simple Meals and Beverages segment reported operating earnings of $290 million—a rise of 22% compared to fiscal 2Q15.
Leveraged Loan Funds: Continued Outflows Week Ended February 10
Returns on leveraged loans fell in the week ended February 12. The S&P/LSTA US Leveraged Loan 100 Index fell 1.1% from a week ago.
Hain Celestial’s HPPC Segment Grew 64% in Fiscal 2Q16
Hain Celestial’s HPPC segment reported net sales of $141.7 million, and the Rest of World segment reported net sales of $74.4 million. Both these segments showed impressive sales growth of 64% and 34%, respectively.
McCormick & Company’s Revenue Rose by 2.4% in Fiscal 4Q15
In fiscal 4Q15, McCormick & Company (MKC) saw its sales grow by 2.4% to $1,201.9 million as compared to fiscal 4Q14.
Ingredion Completed the Kerr Acquisition in Fiscal 3Q15
During the third quarter, Ingredion announced that it plans to reduce its cost structure in South America by consolidating several plants in Brazil in 2016.
Kraft Heinz Focuses on Higher Margins and Superior Returns
The two drivers of Kraft Heinz best-in-class margins have been its ZBB (zero-based budgeting) and its efficient manufacturing and distribution footprint.
Kraft Heinz Aims to Become an International Heavy Hitter
Kraft Heinz could have the opportunity to improve its revenues by expanding into the untapped international market through the Heinz platform.
A Porter’s Five Forces Analysis of Kraft Heinz Company
Kraft Heinz faces competition from a huge number of players in the food market, but product differentiation is low between its competitors.
Staples and Industrials Subdued FBGRX in Year-to-Date 2015
The Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund (FBGRX) rose 0.8% in November 2015 from October’s reading. FBGRX has generally been a below-average performer for all periods under review.
Keurig Eyes Opportunity to Expand into Europe with JAB Deal
After the deal is complete, Keurig may extend its business into Europe. JAB may distribute its premium brands and products in the US market.
JAB Aims to Rule the Global Coffee Market
JAB is trying to build a powerhouse in the global coffee market to compete with the world’s leading coffee company, Nestle (NSRGY).
How Synergies from the Keurig-JAB Deal Will Benefit Both Players
With the completion of the Keurig-JAB deal, JAB will get an opportunity to control the North American single-serve coffee market and may introduce its premium brands in the US market.
JAB to Challenge Nestle, Global Leader of Portioned Coffee Market
JAB’s share in the global coffee market is estimated to reach approximately 20% with the addition of Keurig’s brands and products to its portfolio.
Keurig Green Mountain’s Fiscal 2015 Results: Sales Fell 4%
Keurig saw a 23% decline in brewer sales, as sales volume fell by 12% and 16% in 4Q15 and fiscal 2015, respectively.
What Challenges Has Keurig Green Mountain Been Facing?
Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) has been facing struggles in the coffee market (XLP), as Keurig’s patent for K-Cup pods, the single-serve coffee containers, expired in September 2012.
JAB Holding Is Expanding Its Coffee Empire
JAB owns controlling stakes in Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Caribou Coffee, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Espresso House, and Baresso Coffee.
Keurig Green Mountain’s Yields Skyrocket as Company Goes Private
Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) jumped 71.9% on Monday, December 7, as the coffee machine maker announced that it will be acquired by private investor group JAB Holding Companies.
Why Coca-Cola Is Expanding Its Portfolio with Smartwater Sparkling
Coca-Cola is initially introducing Smartwater Sparkling in one-liter bottles in New York City, Los Angeles, and Miami.
How Energy and Materials Foiled the Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund’s Returns
The Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund rose by 7.0% in October 2015 over the previous month. Information technology was the biggest positive contributor.
Keurig Green Mountain Stock Reacts to Fiscal 4Q15 Earnings
On November 18, 2015, Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) reported its fiscal 4Q15 and full year 2015 earnings ended September 26, 2015. The stock rose 19.4% to $48.37 in after-hours trading that day.
Is Keurig Green Mountain Revolutionizing the Beverage Experience?
Keurig Green Mountain has around 575 different beverage products and over 80 brands in its product portfolio. It launched several new ones in fiscal 2015.
Kraft Heinz’s US Segment Contributed 77% to Revenue
Kraft Heinz (KHC) operates in four segments—the US, Canada, Europe, and the Rest of World. The US segment’s net sales were $4.5 billion—a fall of 3.7%.
What Happened after the Kraft Heinz Merger?
After the merger, Kraft Heinz became the third-largest food and beverage company in North America. It’s the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world.
Why Monster Beverage Is Eyeing Further International Growth
Monster Beverage (MNST) is now seeking further international expansion. It plans to enter Russia, China, and Nigeria.
US Stock Rally Continued with SPY Rising 0.29%
The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) rose 0.29% on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. The equity rally in the US stock market continued for the second consecutive day in the wake of investor confidence in the US domestic economy.
Kellogg Company’s Acquisitions and Their Benefits
The Kellogg Company’s acquisitions this year include Mass Food Group and BiscoMisr, and it is planning a deal with Diamond Foods that is expected to reach over $1.5 billion.
Ingredion’s 3Q15 Acquisitions and Outlook for 2016
Ingredion (INGR) announced during 3Q15 that it completed the acquisition of Kerr Concentrates—a privately held producer of natural fruit and vegetable concentrates, purees, and essences—for ~$100 million.
The Kraft Heinz Merger and Its Benefits
Pittsburgh-based H.J. Heinz Holding Corporation acquired Kraft Foods in October. After the merger, the company changed its name to Kraft Heinz.
Hain Celestial’s Acquisitions in Fiscal 2015 and Their Benefits
In the third quarter of fiscal 2015, the Hain Celestial Group acquired the remaining ~80% of EK Holdings and its wholly owned subsidiary, Empire Kosher Poultry.
Kellogg’s Acquisitions and Their Benefits
The price of Kellogg’s acquisition of Diamond Foods is expected to reach over $1.5 billion, and Kellogg could offer the company between $35 and $40 per share.
Archer-Daniels: Segment Contribution and Acquisition
Archer Daniels planned its acquisition of Eatem Foods with the intention of accelerating its evolution from an ingredient supplier to a solutions provider.
Dr Pepper Snapple’s Stock Surged after Its 3Q15 Results
Dr Pepper Snapple’s (DPS) stock price soared by 5.6% to $89.60 following the announcement of the company’s 3Q15 results on October 22, 2015.
Coca-Cola’s Still Beverages Deliver Strong Volumes in 3Q15
In 3Q15, Coca-Cola’s still beverage volume growth was a result of 4% growth in ready-to-drink tea, 5% in sports drinks, and 11% in packaged water.
What’s Driving Dr Pepper Snapple’s Stock Price in 2015?
Dr Pepper Snapple’s (DPS) stock price has risen 15.6% since the beginning of 2015 to $82.80 as of October 14. The stock has outperformed beverage peers Coca-Cola (KO) and PepsiCo (PEP).
PepsiCo’s Stock Price and Valuation Rose after 3Q15 Results
PepsiCo’s valuation has risen by 8.5% since the beginning of 2015 and by 2.2% since the announcement of the company’s 3Q15 results on October 6, 2015.
Can Keurig Kold Add Some Fizz to Keurig’s Sales?
Keurig’s sales in the third quarter of fiscal 2015 ended June 27, 2015, declined by 5.2% to $969.6 million, due to declines in brewer sales and pod sales.
Will Keurig Kold Receive a Hot or Cold Response?
In September 2015, Keurig Green Mountain announced the launch of its much-awaited Keurig Kold beverage system.
PepsiCo Extends Ties with SodaStream to Expand Home Carbonation
After a test run in October 2014, PepsiCo (PEP) has now extended its partnership with SodaStream (SODA) to expand in the home carbonation business. The share prices of SodaStream and PepsiCo rose by 6.4% and 0.6%, respectively, following the announcement on September 11.
Freeport-McMoRan Leads SPY by 5.03% on September 10, 2015
The SPY rose 0.54% on September 10. US investors, despite the Fed’s upcoming rate hike decision, were calm. All SPDR sectors except utilities rose.
How Monster Beverage’s International Sales Fared in 2Q15
Monster Beverage’s net sales in Japan surged by 41.8%. According to research provider Intage, the company’s market share in the convenience store channel in Japan increased from 24.1% to 32.7% in June 2015.
US Consumer Comfort Index Falls for the Fifth Week in a Row
The Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLY) fell 1.36% on Thursday, August 6. Consumer comfort fell further in the week ending August 2.
Will Coffee Peers Step Up Their Game with Jacobs Douwe Egberts?
With the emergence of Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Keurig and other coffee producers will focus more on expanding their product portfolios. They’ll also focus on an international presence to capture the growing global demand for coffee.
Jacobs Douwe Egberts: Its Impact on Coffee Industry Rivals
Jacobs Douwe Egberts will be a leading player in the coffee industry with powerful brands like Jacobs, Maxwell House, and Pilão. It will have a strong presence in emerging countries like China.
Jacobs Douwe Egberts: What It Took to Seal the Deal
According to Jacobs Douwe Egberts’s website, the company holds either the number-one or number-two position in coffee markets for more than 18 countries in Europe, Latin America, and Australia.
D.E Master Blenders and Mondelez Blend Coffee Businesses
D.E Master Blenders and Mondelez have created a larger coffee player that will put up a tough fight with market leader Nestlé. The joint venture brings some powerful coffee brands under one roof.
PepsiCo Emphasizes Innovation in 2Q15 Conference Call
PepsiCo’s innovations include healthier product variations such as Quaker Quick 3-Minute Steel Cut Oats, Cracker Jack’D protein snacks, and the nuts-based milks under the Naked Juice brand.
Keurig Green Mountain Announces New Products to Boost Top Line
Keurig Green Mountain is working on new products to boost its sales. This includes the upcoming launch of the Keurig Kold beverage system.
Keurig Green Mountain Caters to Organic Coffee Demand
Organic coffee is the largest category of US organic imports in terms of dollar value. After declining for many years, organic coffee imports increased by 31.3% to $332.5 billion in 2014.
Keurig Green Mountain Gets Greener with Double-Certified Coffee
In fiscal 2014, Keurig Green Mountain purchased 43.4 million pounds of coffee from Fair Trade Certified sources. This represents ~19% of the company’s total coffee purchases that year.
Factors Influencing Nonalcoholic Beverage Packaging
Beverage companies believe that one of the ways to counter the negative image of soda and sweetened beverages is to reduce their portion sizes. Consumers prefer smaller packaging such as mini soda cans for their lower calorie content.
What’s So Special About Specialty Tea?
According to the Tea Association of the USA, the specialty tea segment wholesale value increased to an estimated $1.9 billion in 2014, up 9.8% from 2013.
Keurig Kold Partners Up to Capture Cold Beverages Market
Keurig Green Mountain will offer proprietary brands as well as brands from partners when it launches Keurig KOLD in the retail market this fall.
Can Keurig Kold Replicate the Success of Keurig Coffee Brewers?
Keurig Kold can leverage Keurig’s established brand name. Globally, Keurig Kold has about 50 issued patents and 100 patent-pending applications related to the Kold platform.
Dr Pepper Snapple stock outperforms peers and consumer staples ETF
Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) is the third-largest liquid refreshment company, with annual sales of $6.1 billion in 2014.
Coca-Cola’s joint ventures set the stage for future growth
The company is focused on expanding its product portfolio through strategic deals. Coca-Cola’s joint ventures will set the stage for future growth.
Mondelēz’ proposed merger sparks European antitrust probe
Last month, European antitrust regulators initiated an in-depth investigation into Mondelēz’ proposed merger on concerns of reduced competition.
Understanding PepsiCo’s Business Segments and More
PepsiCo (PEP) is one of two beverage-industry behemoths. We break down everything investors should know about the stock and the business.
Analyzing The Morning Star And Evening Star Candlestick Pattern
The Evening Star candlestick pattern is also a reversal pattern. The pattern has three candles. It forms at the top of an uptrend. The first candle is any long and bullish candle.
Strategic deals in the soft drink industry
In 2014, The Coca-Cola Company (KO) announced a long-term partnership with Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (GMCR). The deal will allow people to enjoy ice-cold Coca‑Cola beverages at home with the soon-to-be-released Keurig Cold machine.
Why the biggest risk to equity portfolios is the equity market
The Federal Reserve Bank could end its bond buying program by the end of this year, so it’s important for investors to know how this development could impact their portfolio.