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Stanley Black & Decker: Record Q4 Revenues?
Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) is expected to report revenues of $3.62 billion in the fourth quarter.
Stanley Black & Decker to Acquire 20% Stake in MTD Products
Stanley Black & Decker stock gained ~6.6% and closed at $148.34 for the week ending September 14. Stanley Black & Decker has an RSI of 62.
Stanley Black & Decker to Acquire IES Attachments Business
On August 7, Stanley Black & Decker announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire International Equipment Solutions Attachments Group.
Stanley Black & Decker’s Q2 Dividend: Rates and Key Dates
SWK has declared a second-quarter dividend of $0.63 per share, an increase of 8.6% over the previous year.
What Short Interest in Stanley Black & Decker Suggests
Data from February 28, 2018, shows that Stanley Black & Decker’s (SWK) short interest has fallen since the beginning of 2018.
Stanley Black and Decker Set to Pay 1Q18 Dividend
Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) is set to distribute its 1Q18 dividend on March 20, 2018.
Stanley Black & Decker Set to Post Record 3Q17 Revenue
Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) is set to announce its 3Q17 earnings on October 24, 2017. As of October 18, 2017, analysts are expecting it to post revenues of $3.2 billion, a 9.4% rise YoY.
Stanley Black & Decker Raises Its 3Q17 Dividend
Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) will pay a dividend of $0.63 per share in 3Q17.
SWK’s Falling Dividend Story: A Closer Read
Now that it has declared a 1Q17 quarterly dividend of $0.58 per share, SWK’s current dividend yield stands at 1.78%.
What’s the Latest News on Pinnacle Foods?
Pinnacle Foods (PF) reported fiscal 3Q16 net sales of $758.8 million, a rise of 19.3% compared to net sales of $636.3 million in fiscal 3Q15.
Barclays Downgraded Kimberly-Clark to ‘Equal-Weight’
On January 9, 2017, Barclays downgraded Kimberly-Clark’s rating to “equal-weight” from “overweight.” It also reduced the stock’s price target.
J.P. Morgan Rated Pinnacle Foods as ‘Overweight’
Pinnacle Foods declared a quarterly cash dividend of ~$0.29 per share on its common stock.
UBS Upgrades Pinnacle Foods to a ‘Buy’
On November 14, 2016, UBS upgraded Pinnacle Foods’ rating to “buy” from “neutral” and set the stock’s price target at $54 per share.
Kimberly-Clark Announces New Appointments
Kimberly-Clark (KMB) has a market cap of $41.8 billion. It fell 0.47% to close at $113.34 per share on November 16, 2016.
Kimberly-Clark Declares Dividend of $0.92 per Share
Kimberly-Clark (KMB) reported 3Q16 net sales of $4.6 billion, a fall of 2.8% compared to net sales of $4.7 billion in 3Q15.
How Did Kimberly-Clark Perform in 3Q16?
Kimberly-Clark (KMB) has a market cap of $40.8 billion. It fell 4.7% to close at $113.91 per share on October 24, 2016.
Why Coty’s Revenue Rose 5.5% in 4Q16: Acquisitions
After missing estimates last quarter, Coty came in ahead of Wall Street analysts’ estimates for revenue in fiscal 4Q16.
Pinnacle Foods Declares Dividend of $0.29 Per Share
Pinnacle Foods (PF) has a market cap of $5.8 billion. It fell by 0.34% to close at $49.52 per share on August 16, 2016.
What Drove Hain Celestial’s Strong Revenue in Fiscal 3Q16?
Hain Celestial’s earnings for the third quarter grew 9% year-over-year and were in line with analysts’ estimates. Adjusted EPS (earnings per share) came in around $0.49 for fiscal 3Q16.
Monster Missed 2Q16 Estimates despite Strong Earnings Growth
Monster Beverage (MNST) missed the consensus analyst earnings estimate in 2Q16 despite strong growth in its adjusted earnings on a year-over-year basis.
What Benefited Tyson Foods’ Performance in 2Q16?
Tyson reported its financial results for fiscal 2Q16 on May 9. Earnings continued the positive growth trend in the second quarter.
Kimberly-Clark Declared a Quarterly Dividend of $0.92 Per Share
Kimberly-Clark (KMB) has a market cap of $47.3 billion. It rose by 0.97% to close at $130.81 per share on August 1, 2016.
What Analysts Recommend for Pilgrim’s Pride after 2Q16 Results
As of July 28, 2016, Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC) was trading at $23.74. In this part of the series, we’ll see what analysts recommend for the company after its 2Q16 earnings release.
Kimberly-Clark Saw Sales for Personal Care Items Fall in 2Q
Kimberly-Clark (KMB) has a market cap of $47.7 billion. It fell by 0.23% to close at $132.28 per share on July 26, 2016.
Will Higher Pricing Increase Altria’s 2Q16 Operating Margin?
Altria’s (MO) 1Q16 gross margin rose to 58.6% compared to 57.9% in 1Q15.
Wall Street Analysts’ Take on Bunge before Its 2Q16 Earnings
Around 61% of analysts now rate Bunge as a “buy” and 39% rate it as a “hold.” No analysts rate it as a “sell.”
Bunge Consistently Returns Value to Shareholders
On May 24, Bunge announced that its board of directors approved a 10.5% increase in the company’s regular quarterly common share cash dividend.
What Could Cause Bunge’s Revenue to Drop in 2Q16?
Analysts are expecting Bunge’s revenue to be ~$10.05 billion for fiscal 1Q16. This represents a fall of 7%—compared to 2Q15 revenue of $10.78 billion.
Kimberly-Clark Halts Its Operations in Venezuela
Kimberly-Clark reported 1Q16 net sales of $4.5 billion, a fall of 4.3% compared to net sales of $4.7 billion in 1Q15.
How Is Mead Johnson Rewarding Shareholders?
Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN) returned $326 billion to shareholders through dividends and $1,437 billion through share repurchases in 2015.
Goldman Sachs Upgrades Pinnacle Foods to a ‘Buy’
Pinnacle Foods reported fiscal 1Q16 net sales of $754.3 million, a rise of 13.4% over the net sales of $665.3 million in fiscal 1Q15.
What Does Wall Street See ahead for Bunge?
The average target price for Bunge has risen slightly to $71.60. This represents a rise of 23% from the stock’s closing price of $58.12 on July 6, 2016.
What Are Wall Street Analysts Recommending for Cal-Maine Foods?
On June 16, BB&T Capital Markets upgraded Cal-Maine to “hold” from “underweight.” It doesn’t have a target price for the stock.
Cal-Maine Plans to Increase Its Value-Added Specialty Egg Business
Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) plans to grow its specialty egg business by meeting consumer demand in the rapidly growing segment.
How Does Cal-Maine Plan to Benefit from Its Growth Strategy?
Cal-Maine is known for identifying and completing strategic acquisitions. Identifying and pursuing acquisition opportunities is part of its growth strategy.
Why Did Pinnacle Foods Recall Some of Its Products?
Pinnacle Foods (PF) has a market cap of $5.1 billion. It fell by 0.45% to close at $43.79 per share on June 17, 2016.
Kimberly-Clark Appoints Scott Usitalo as Chief Marketing Officer
Kimberly-Clark (KMB) has a market cap of $47.6 billion. It rose by 1.7% to close at $132.41 per share on June 14, 2016.
What Made Pilgrim’s Pride Stock Rise 11% in 2016?
So far, Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC) stock has grown 11% in 2016. The stock even rose 12% when the company reported its 1Q16 results on April 28.
How’s Pilgrim’s Pride Progressing with Its Expansion Project?
Last week, Pilgrim’s Pride received state approval for its $20 million investment plan to expand its poultry complex in Mayfield, Kentucky.
What Drove Coty’s Fiscal 3Q16 Revenue Rise?
In fiscal 3Q16, Coty missed Wall Street analysts’ consensus expectation for revenue after beating the expectation in the previous quarter.
What Does Tyson Foods’ Current Valuation Tell Us?
After downgrading Tyson Foods (TSN) stock to “market perform” from “outperform,” BMO Capital Markets acknowledged some hesitancy regarding its downgrade.
Reynolds American: Reported Earnings Up by 591.7% in 1Q16
Reynolds American (RAI) released its 1Q16 earnings on April 26, 2016. The company’s adjusted diluted earnings per share rose by 16.3% to $0.50 per share in 1Q16.
How Did Pinnacle Foods’ Stock React to Its Fiscal 1Q16 Earnings?
On April 28, 2016, Pinnacle Foods (PF) reported its financial results for fiscal 1Q16, which ended March 27. Pinnacle Foods’ stock has fallen 3% since its previous earnings release on February 25.
Why Altria’s 1Q16 Smokeable Segment’s Shipment Volume Rose
Altria Group’s (MO) smokeable product segment’s net revenue rose 3.8% to $5.4 billion in 1Q16 compared to $5.2 billion in 1Q15.
Newell Brands’ Top Line Rose in 1Q16
Newell Brands (NWL) has a market cap of $12.7 billion. NWL rose by 3.6% to close at $47.18 per share on May 2, 2016.
What Do Analysts Recommend for Bunge after Its 1Q16 Results?
Soon after Bunge Limited (BG) released its earnings for 1Q16, a few Wall Street analysts updated their target prices for the next 12 months.
How Is Pilgrim’s Pride Valued after 1Q16 Earnings?
Pilgrim’s Pride is currently trading at a PE ratio of 12.4x, based on the next-12-month EPS as of April 28, 2016. This is an increase of 8%.
What Boosted Dr Pepper Snapple’s Margins in 1Q16?
Expansion of Dr Pepper Snapple’s margins in 1Q16 facilitated growth in the company’s adjusted EPS (earnings per share
How Did Hain Celestial Perform in Fiscal 2Q16?
Hain Celestial Group’s (HAIN) fiscal 2Q16 had the strongest revenue performance in its history. The net sales for 2Q16 were $752.6 million.
What Can Investors Expect from Kellogg’s 1Q16 Results?
Kellogg will report its 1Q16 results on May 5. Its earnings and revenue are expected to decline in fiscal 1Q16. It gained 4% since its last earnings release.
Why Bunge Might Report a Drop in Revenue in 1Q16
Analysts are expecting revenue to be $10.1 billion for fiscal 1Q16. This represents a fall of 6% compared to 1Q15 revenue of $10.8 billion.
How’s Archer Daniels Midland Meeting Global Consumer Demand?
Archer Daniels Midland opened its new flavor creation, application, and customer service facility in Cranbury, New Jersey, to meet customers’ unique demands.
How CASY Expanded Its Business and Maintained Its Balance Sheet
CASY has followed a disciplined growth approach, expanding both organically as well as inorganically while keeping its balance sheet in check.
What Does a Typical Casey’s Store Look Like?
A typical Casey’s General Store location offers over 3,000 food and nonfood items. 87% of Casey’s stores offer beer, while 98% offer donuts and pizza.
How Has Pilgrim’s Pride Stock Performed in 2016?
Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC), a Colorado-based meat producer, is all set to report its fiscal 1Q16 results before the opening bell on April 28.
Did the Brazilian Ethanol Plant Contribute to ADM’s Operations?
ADM’s Corn Processing segment, which accounted for 14.8% of its total revenue in 2015, included the activities of its Brazilian sugarcane ethanol plant.
Will Dr Pepper Snapple Benefit from Focus on Still Beverages?
The volume growth of Dr Pepper Snapple’s still beverages portfolio surpassed the volume growth of carbonated soft drinks in each of the four quarters of fiscal 2015.
Newell Rubbermaid Will Complete Jarden Acquisition by April 15
Newell Rubbermaid (NWL) has a market cap of $12.2 billion. NWL rose by 2.8% to close at $45.54 per share on April 1, 2016.
How General Mills Plans to Grow Retail Performance in Fiscal 2016
General Mills (GIS) saw retail sales improvement for the fourth consecutive quarter. The company continues to see growth in all of its categories.
Understanding US Consumers’ Aversion to Soda Drinks
The per-capita consumption of soda beverages has been trending downward.
Moody’s Baa3 Rating for Newell Rubbermaid Senior Unsecured Notes
Moody’s Investors Service has rated Newell Rubbermaid’s $8 billion senior unsecured notes as Baa3. Net proceeds from these notes will be used to finance the Jarden acquisition.
Avian Influenza Outbreak Impacted the Meat Industry in 2015
The avian influenza outbreak caused disruptions for most meat producers in 2015. It resulted in supply chain problems and meat-related bans.
Monster Beverage’s 4Q15 Sales Faced Currency and Other Headwinds
In this series on Monster Beverage’s 4Q15 performance, we’ll discuss the company’s earnings, margins, proposed acquisition of American Fruits & Flavors, stock price trends, and valuation.
What Are Analysts’ Recommendations for Pinnacle Foods?
Pinnacle Foods released its earnings for 4Q15 and full-year 2015. The results show that 53% of analysts rate Pinnacle Foods a “buy” and ~47% rate it a “hold.”
Pinnacle’s Birds Eye Frozen Segment Contributed the Most in 4Q15
Pinnacle Foods (PF) operates through three segments—the Birds Eye Frozen segment, Duncan Hines Grocery segment, and Specialty Foods segment.
Pinnacle Foods Is Trading above Its Key Moving Averages
Pinnacle Foods (PF) is trading 1.9% above its 100-day moving average, 2.9% above its 50-day moving average, and 3.7% above its 20-day moving average.
How Did Pinnacle Foods Stock React to Its 4Q15 Results?
On February 25, 2016, before the market opened, Pinnacle Foods reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year ending December 27, 2015.
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.
How Does Reynolds American Stock Look Compared to Peers?
Reynolds American’s (RAI) stock price rose 2.2% to $48.50 on February 11, 2016, after results were announced.
Newell Rubbermaid Declared Dividend of $0.19 Per Share
Newell Rubbermaid (NWL) has a market cap of $9.3 billion. NWL rose by 3.1% to close at $34.79 per share as of February 12, 2016.
Kimberly-Clark’s Quarterly Dividend Rose to $0.92
Kimberly-Clark has increased its quarterly dividend to $0.92 per share, a rise of 4.5%. The dividend will be paid on April 4, 2016, to shareholders of record on March 4, 2016.
Tyson Foods Beat Earnings Estimates by 29% in Fiscal 1Q16
Tyson Foods (TSN) reported its financial results for fiscal 1Q16 on February 5. The company recorded adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.15 for fiscal 1Q16. EPS rose by a huge margin of 49% compared to EPS of $0.77 in fiscal 1Q15.
Kellogg Trades above Key Moving Averages
Kellogg (K) closed at $71.84 on February 5, 2016. It is trading 2.9% above its 100-day moving average, 0.9% above its 50-day moving average, and 0.3% above its 20-day moving average.
Bunge Had Strong Operating Earnings in 3Q15
Bunge’s (BG) total third quarter segment EBIT was $414 million—compared to $316 million in 3Q14. The adjusted EBIT was $367 million—compared to $316 million.
Hain Celestial’s Revenue Rose by 8% in Fiscal 2Q16
The Hain Celestial Group’s (HAIN) net revenue of $752.6 million for fiscal 2Q16 beat estimates slightly by 0.43%.
Analyzing J&J Snack Foods’ Fiscal 1Q16 Performance
J&J Snack Foods (JJSF) sales for fiscal 1Q16 increased 5% to $222.8 million, from $212.8 million in the comparable quarter a year ago.
Newell’s Acquisition of Jarden: High Risk, High Leverage
On December 14, 2015, Newell Rubbermaid entered into an agreement with Jarden (JAH) to combine companies. This combination will create a $16 billion consumer goods company in the name of Newell Brands.
Tyson’s Stock Rose by 8% since Last Quarter’s Earnings
Tyson’s stock rose by ~8% since its last quarter earnings release. The price movement on a YTD basis is -2.7%. It’s trading at 3.8% on a five-day trailing basis.
Hain Celestial’s Stock Fell on Updated Fiscal 2016 Guidance
On January 15, Hain Celestial (HAIN) hit a 52-week low of $34.94, having fallen by 1.5% from the previous day to close at $35.96. Hain Celestial’s stock fell by 29% in 2015 and has fallen by 12% in 2016.
Analyst Recommendations for Lancaster: ~20% Rate It a “Buy”
Regarding individual recommendations, BB&T Capital Markets gave Lancaster a target price of $126. This is 6.2% higher than the January 22 closing price.
Tyson Foods Fell Due to Live Cattle Futures Contracts
Tyson Foods lost $70 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 due to high volatility in live futures contracts. Live futures fell 9% to a two-year low in the second half of 2015 with high-frequency traders.
Venezuela’s Impact on Newell Rubbermaid’s Performance
Newell Rubbermaid’s operations in Venezuela are impacted by the country’s economy, which contracted by 4.5% in the first nine months of 2015. The annual inflation rate rose to 141.5% with high oil prices.
Brown-Forman Corporation’s Agreement to Sell Its Brands
Brown-Forman has entered into an agreement to sell Southern Comfort and Tuaca trademark to Sazerac for $543.5 million. This agreement will close by March 1.
Goldman Sachs Downgraded Church & Dwight Rating to ‘Sell’
Church & Dwight (CHD) has a market cap of $10.3 billion. It fell by 6.1% to close at $78.65 per share on January 13, 2016.
Monster Beverage Fell 3.1%, L’Oréal Acquired Raylon
After its rise in volume, Monster Beverage (MNST) fell by 3.1% to close at $144.34 as of January 4, 2016.
Constellation Brands’ Revenue and Income Rose in Fiscal 3Q16
After its fiscal 3Q16 earnings report, Constellation Brands (STZ) rose by 4.5% to close at $149.61 per share as of January 7, 2016.
RBC Capital Markets Downgrades Tyson Foods’ Rating
Tyson Foods fell by 1.2% to close at $52.3 per share as of January 5, 2016. Its price movement on a year-to-date basis is -1.9%.
BMO Capital Upgraded Pinnacle Foods to ‘Outperform’
Pinnacle Foods has a market cap of $5.2 billion. BMO Capital upgraded the stock to “outperform.” It rose by 4.0% to close at $44.69 per share as of January 11, 2016.
How Does Cal-Maine Foods Compare to Its Peers?
ETFs holding Cal-Maine Foods have outperformed CALM based on PE and PBV. However, Cal-Maine Foods is way ahead of its ETFs based on price movement.
Cal-Maine Foods: Revenue and Income Rose in Fiscal 2Q16
On December 23, 2015, Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) reported its fiscal 2Q16 earnings for the quarter ended November 28, 2015. After the report, CALM stock rose by 1.7% to close at $49.59 per share on December 23.
Newell Rubbermaid–Jarden Deal: Cost Synergies
Newell expects annualized cost synergies of $500 million from the deal over a period of four years, particularly in distribution and transportation.
A Look at the Management of Merged Entity Newell Brands
Several important management positions in Newell Brands will be taken by the current employees of Newell Rubbermaid.
Newell Rubbermaid–Jarden Deal: The Deal Economics
The total value of the Newell Rubbermaid–Jarden deal to Jarden’s revenue is 2.1x, while the total equity value to its market capitalization is 1.3x.
How Did Diamond Foods’ Stock React to Fiscal 1Q16 Earnings?
Diamond Foods (DMND) reported its fiscal 1Q16 earnings on December 9. The stock didn’t react much to the first quarter results. It fell by 0.33% on the day.
Clorox: An Investor’s Must-Know Business Overview
Clorox manufactures products in more than a dozen countries and markets them in more than 100 countries. In fiscal 2015, Clorox had 3% net sales growth and a 4% increase in diluted EPS.
How Has Spectrum Brands Holdings Performed Compared to Its Peers?
The price-to-book value ratios of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Whirlpool, Jarden, and Scotts Miracle-Gro are 3.3x, 2.6x, 3.5x, and 6.6x, respectively.
Spectrum Brands’ Revenue Rises, Income Falls in Fiscal 4Q15
After its fiscal 4Q15 earnings report, Spectrum Brands rose by 2.9% to close at $95.12 per share as of November 19, 2015.
Pinnacle Foods’ Stock Reaction to Its Earnings Release
Pinnacle Foods (PF) fell by 1.4% from $44.61 to $43.97 on October 29, the day of its third quarter earnings release. It closed at $43.62 on November 2.
Will Kraft Heinz’s Earnings Beat Consensus Estimates?
Kraft Heinz in 2Q15 reported diluted EPS of $0.92 compared to $0.80 for the same quarter last year due to costs related to the merger with Heinz and other costs.
Bunge Missed Consensus Earnings Estimates by 21%
Bunge Limited (BG) reported earnings of $239 million and $1.24 per share in 2Q15.