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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investors Should Avoid Defensive Sectors If Rates Rise

    Valuations are at the higher end of their historical range. Investors should avoid defensive sectors, which are highly sensitive to interest rate changes.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Last Week’s Consumer Space: Which Stocks Were the Outliers?

    At the end of the fourth week of April 2016, the S&P Consumer Staples slightly outperformed the S&P 500 and the S&P Consumer Discretionary as a whole. Let’s see which stocks stood out.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Archer Daniels Midland Announces New Expansion Plan

    Archer Daniels Midland fell 0.65% to close at $44.46 per share on January 10. Its weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were -3.8%, -3.3%, and -2.6%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    What Helped Whole Foods’ Top Line in 3Q16?

    Whole Foods Market reported a 1.9% year-over-year (or YoY) increase in its top line, primarily driven by new store openings.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Gloomy GDP Estimate Is Not Cause for Panic

    There are several reasons why the gloomy GDP estimate is not cause for panic. The slowdown in GDP growth seems to be a temporary setback.

    By Jeffrey Rosenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    BMO Capital Increases Dr Pepper Snapple’s Price Target to $100

    Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) has a market cap of $18.4 billion. It rose by 1.7% to close at $97.87 per share on July 28, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Will PepsiCo’s Margins Continue to Improve in 2Q15?

    PepsiCo’s margins have improved in a volatile macro environment helped by tight cost controls and higher net pricing.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Government Sector Influenced Personal Income and Expenses Rose

    According to the BEA, personal income rose 0.30% to $52.5 billion in August 2015. This was below the consensus estimate of 0.40%.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Home Depot Outlook Depends on the Consumer

    If it’s to increase sales, in-store execution, omni-channel efforts, and better customer service will be critical for Home Depot (HD).

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Earnings Report

    Hormel’s Specialty Food Segment Performed Well in 3Q15

    Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minnesota, is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    How Might Kroger’s Performance Shape up in Fiscal 2017?

    Kroger (KR) recorded a 9.6% YoY increase in EPS in fiscal 4Q16, reaching 57 cents, as compared to the consensus estimate of 54 cents per share.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    What Drove Colgate-Palmolive’s Margins Growth in 1Q17?

    Colgate-Palmolive (CL) witnessed improved margins in 1Q17 despite soft sales thanks to its “Funding the Growth” initiative aimed at reducing costs and driving efficiency.

    By Amit Singh
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    Earnings Report

    What Contributed to Hormel Foods’ 3Q15 Segment Performance?

    Refrigerated Foods constituted 48% of Hormel Food’s net sales and 41% of its total segment operating profit in 3Q15.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which Consumer Stocks Were the Outliers on September 29?

    On September 29, 2016, the S&P Consumer Discretionary slightly outperformed the S&P 500 and the S&P Consumer Staples.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Consumer Spending Edges up in February 2015

    Consumer spending remained subdued in February. The harsh weather kept consumers indoors. Individuals used the gains from lower gasoline prices to boost their savings.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Moody’s Rate Dr Pepper Snapple Senior Notes as Baa1?

    Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.53 per share on its common stock. This dividend will be paid on January 5, 2017, to shareholders of record on December 13, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Inflation Remains Subdued

    Inflation remains subdued by all measures. Since inflation is way below the Fed’s long-term target, the Fed can afford to keep interest rates lower for a little longer.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Dr Pepper Snapple’s Stock Outperforms Peers in 2015

    As of July 24, Dr Pepper Snapple’s (DPS) stock price has appreciated by 8.8% to $77.92 since the beginning of 2015.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Advance retail sales for December 2014 were disappointing

    Markets were disappointed by the weak retail sales report. Estimates for advance retail sales were $442.9 billion in December 2014.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    Why Innovation Should Drive PepsiCo’s 2015 Revenue

    In April 2015, PepsiCo (PEP) launched two new protein-packed snack mixes under its Cracker Jack’D food brand.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Can PepsiCo’s Stock Pick Up Momentum in 2016?

    As of January 28, about 59% (or 17) analysts out of 29 analysts, have a “buy” recommendation for PepsiCo and 12 analysts have a “hold” recommendation. None of the analysts have a sell recommendation.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why did consumers’ confidence rise in December?

    The Board’s Consumer Confidence Index rose to 92.6 in December—compared to 91 in November. For November, the index was revised from an initially reported value of 88.7.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Your Outliers in the Consumer Space: 5th Week of August

    By the end of August, the S&P Consumer Staples had outperformed the S&P Consumer Discretionary and SPY with respective returns of 0.89%, -0.18%, and 0.50%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Kocherlakota’s thoughts about monetary policy stimulus in 2015

    Kocherlakota asked “Should the fed funds rate target range be raised soon?” He thinks it will be a few years before PCE inflation returns to the target.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The US Economy Has a Hiccup—Hopefully Just One

    The second estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (or BEA) showed that gross domestic product (or GDP) growth for the US economy slowed to 2.2%.

    By David Ashworth
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    Consumer

    Why Hershey Stock Fell despite Strong 2Q17 Results

    Hershey (HSY) posted better-than-expected 2Q17 results, which it released on June 26. Hershey’s sales and earnings per share beat Wall Street’s expectations.

    By Amit Singh
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Boon of Tax Reform and Infrastructure Spending: More Than Just High Hopes?

    President Trump is expected to submit a tax reform and infrastructure spending package to Congress this year—all aimed at increasing business investments.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Coca-Cola Deal Gives Monster Beverage Yet Another Boost

    In 2014, Monster Beverage’s net sales increased by 9.7% to $2.5 billion, with 21.7% of its net sales from outside the United States.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    How’s ADM Advancing with Its Portfolio Management Strategy?

    As part of its portfolio management strategy, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) sold its Brazilian sugar cane ethanol operations.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Procter & Gamble: Global Giant in Household, Personal Products

    The Procter & Gamble Company, or P&G, is the largest household and personal products company in the world. It was established in 1837 by William Procter and James Gamble.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Earnings Report

    Can Walmart Beat Wall Street Expectations in 3Q16?

    Walmart (WMT) is scheduled to release its earnings report for 3Q16 on November 17, 2015. Analysts project Walmart’s adjusted EPS to come in at $0.98 in 3Q16, a decline of 14.9% year-over-year.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    Inside Walmart’s Valuation and Growth Outlook

    As of August 10, 2107, Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) stock was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) of 18.2x.

    By Amit Singh
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    Miscellaneous

    Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Dr Pepper Snapple: A Valuation Showdown?

    As of March 28, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo were trading at 12-month forward PE multiples of 22.7x and 22.0x, respectively.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Miscellaneous

    How Kellogg Stacks Up against Peers

    The majority of analysts covering Kellogg (K) remain neutral on the stock, given the industry-wide slowdown.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Hershey’s Emphasis on Product Innovation

    Hershey plans to position dark chocolate as a lifestyle choice in the US. It has thus begun promoting its dark chocolate brands for specific consumption.

    By Diana Key
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    Energy & Utilities

    Dimensional Fund Advisors’ Major Holdings in Q3

    Dimensional Fund Advisors’ top buys are Apple (AAPL), AT&T (T), Microsoft (MSFT), L3Harris Technologies (LHX), and Verizon Communications (VZ).

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Will Analysts Change Their Outlook on KHC Post-1Q17?

    The majority of analysts covering Kraft Heinz (KHC) remain positive on the stock. However, analysts’ consensus outlook could change in the days to come.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Mintel Forecasts Strong Growth in the US Energy Drink Market

    The US energy drink and shots market grew by 56% between 2009 and 2014, even though the category was entangled in litigation and had negative publicity.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Weighing Kraft Heinz’s Strengths and Opportunities

    Kraft Heinz has a wide network of processing facilities and distribution centers, which allow it to supply fresh and high-quality products to customers.

    By Diana Key
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Distilled Spirits Are Growing Steadily

    Beer has been losing its market share in recent years, giving way to distilled spirits and wine.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Evaluating Kraft Heinz’s Core Business Strategies

    Kraft Heinz is focusing on core business practices, including ZBB (zero-based budgeting), revenue management, and MBO (management by objectives).

    By Diana Key
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    An Overview of Hershey, America’s Largest Chocolatier

    Hershey is the largest producer of chocolate in North America. It is a global leader in chocolate, sugar confectionery, and chocolate-related products.

    By Diana Key
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Walmart: Price Wars In The United Kingdom’s Grocery Market

    The United Kingdom has been one of the most successful overseas forays for Walmart (WMT). The company operates ~576 stores in the country.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Dividend Stocks Have Underperformed This Year

    Dividend stocks have underperformed this year so far. The dividend yield measures dividends payed by a company in the last 12 months relative to its share price.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Miscellaneous

    Procter & Gamble Divestitures: Is 43-Brand Coty Deal the Last?

    Brand divestitures, numbering ~93 out of a possible 100, according to last year’s announcement, will enable Procter & Gamble to focus on its core portfolio where it’s more market dominant.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How PepsiCo Plans to Boost Beverage Sales in 2015

    PepsiCo expects its recently launched flavors to boost beverage sales, which accounted for 47.0% of the company’s total revenue in 2014.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Hershey’s Steps to Improve Suppliers Productivity and Conscious Sourcing

    Hershey has set a goal of sourcing 100% cocoa from certified cocoa farms. In fiscal 2014, it sourced 30% certified cocoa.

    By Diana Key
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Alcoholic Beverage Industry Is Reluctant to Embrace E-Commerce

    Manufacturers in the alcoholic beverage industry can’t sell directly to consumers due to a three-tier distribution system. This discourages them from having their own e-commerce channels.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Spirits Imports in 1Q15: Double-Digit Growth in Key Categories

    Distilled spirits imports increased by 17.8% to $1.5 billion in the first quarter of 2015, based on data provided by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    When to Expect a Liftoff in Rates

    San Francisco Fed president John Williams noted that the Fed’s ability to hold off a liftoff in rates is “more limited” than its ability to tighten. A rate hike could be expected in September if the economy continues to grow in the next two months.

    By Rick Rieder
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Soda Update: Case Volumes Decline for the Tenth Straight Year

    Carbonated soft drink volumes dropped to 8.8 billion 192-ounce cases in 2014. This is the tenth straight year of decline.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Innovation and Marketing Fuel Dr Pepper Snapple’s Future Growth

    Dr Pepper Snapple is creating more visibility for its products by associating with popular movies. It expects its marketing spend to be ~7.6% of net sales in 2015.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Monster Beverage’s Stock Outperforms Peers in 2015

    As of July 31, 2015, Monster Beverage (MNST) was trading at a stock price of $153.55, up 41.9% compared to the beginning of 2015.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    CVS versus Walgreens: Which Has a More Diversified Business Model?

    CVS generates close to 70% of its annual sales by offering a full range of pharmacy benefit management services.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Making Sense of PepsiCo’s Share Price Movement in 2015

    PepsiCo’s share price fell 1.1% since the announcement of its 1Q15 results on April 23. The company’s net revenue fell 3.2% to $12.2 billion in 1Q15.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Miscellaneous

    Coca-Cola Bottler Merger: Benefits for CCE and KO Investors

    As per the deal specifics that the companies disclosed, Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) shareholders should have a 48% shareholding in the new company.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Did Food Retail Stocks Fall in September?

    The food retail sector has been under pressure this year due to concerns about deflation and increasing competition.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Miscellaneous

    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.

    By Diana Key
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Sizing up Kraft Heinz’s SKU Rationalization Technique to Manage Inventory

    Heinz has been using an inventory management technique, SKU rationalization to focus on profitable growth, which helps improve sales and profitability.

    By Diana Key
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    Earnings Report

    Conagra’s Valuation after Its 3Q17 Earnings

    As of March 24, 2017, Conagra Brands (CAG) was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 21.9x.

    By Amit Singh
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    Miscellaneous

    Anheuser-Busch InBev Bids for SABMiller: Analysis

    On October 7, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced a formal cash bid of 42.2 pounds per share to SABMiller’s board. This was the third offer rejected by SABMiller.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Earnings Report

    Monster Beverage’s Valuation Benefits from 1Q16 Results

    Monster Beverage’s valuation multiple is higher than its nonalcoholic beverage peers Coca-Cola (KO), PepsiCo (PEP), and Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS).

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Key Categories of the Spirits Market

    Whiskey is the largest category of the US spirits market with a 33% share of gross revenues. Vodka, cordials, and rum hold 25%, 11%, and 10%, respectively.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dr Pepper Snapple Gets a Hold Recommendation from Most Analysts

    Of the 22 analysts covering Dr Pepper Snapple, 15, or 68%, have given the company a “hold” recommendation as of December 31, 2015.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Alcoholic Beverages: A Key Category of the Beverage Industry

    According to the Beverage Marketing Corporation, alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine, and distilled spirits, account for 20% of the US beverage market.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Procter & Gamble Kicked off the Campaign for Its Pantene Brand

    Procter & Gamble (PG) fell 1.8% to close at $83.58 per share during the second week of November 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Week Ahead: Key Dates in Consumer from May 22–26, 2017

    In this part of the series, we’ll look at the important events for the week ahead, from May 22–26, 2017.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    Dr Pepper Snapple’s Bleak Outlook, and What This Means for Its Stock Price

    On February 17, Dr Pepper Snapple’s stock price declined by 2.9% to $89.33, following the announcement of its 4Q15 results and its weak outlook for 2016.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Costco’s Industry Positioning: A Porter’s 5 Force Analysis

    Costco’s suppliers include companies like PepsiCo (PEP), Procter & Gamble (PG), and the Kraft Heinz Company (KHC). No single supplier accounts for over 5% of revenue.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investing in Restaurant Stocks: Tailwinds and Challenges

    You could consider investing in restaurant stocks, given the solid fundamentals in the sector and the macroeconomic tailwinds favoring the industry.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How HSY, MDLZ, K, and KHC Compare in Terms of Valuations

    On June 7, 2017, Kraft Heinz (KHC) was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 24.8x, which is higher than its peers.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    Sam’s Club Missed Estimates in Fiscal 4Q16, but Memberships Rose

    Sam’s Club reported $52.3 billion in sales (excluding fuel) in fiscal 2016, up 1.4% YoY. Comps growth for the segment came in at 0.4%.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Fund Managers

    These Were Bill Ackman’s Largest Sector Holdings in 3Q17

    Pershing Square Capital Management’s top sectors in 3Q17 were consumer discretionary (XLY), information technology (XLK), consumer staples (XLP), real estate (IYR), and materials (XLB).

    By Sarah Sands
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Investing in soft drink companies with ETFs

    Consumer staple ETFs provide exposure to companies that produce essentials, including food, beverages, tobacco, and household items. The Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP) tracks the S&P Consumer Staples Select Sector Index.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Walmart’s Key Challenges In Its Business Environment

    The NLRB filed a complaint last January. It accused Walmart of violating labor laws. The NLRB claims that the retailer acted against workers who joined unions.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why China Is Such an Important Market for Hershey in 2015

    Hershey is the fastest-growing confectionery company in China, and Hershey expects China to become its second-largest market behind the US by 2017.

    By Diana Key
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    Miscellaneous

    The Proposed ABI-SABMiller Deal: Will Market Concentration Rise?

    The top five beer brewers accounted for nearly 52% of the total global sales volume in 2014. ABI is the leader worldwide with 20.8% of the market share.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    Why Walmart Stock Fell More than 10% in Fiscal 4Q18

    Walmart (WMT) reported mixed fiscal 4Q18 results on February 20, 2018. After its results were released, Walmart stock fell more than 10%.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Coca-Cola’s business segments

    Overall, in 2013, still beverages performed better than sparkling beverages across all the segments except for Europe. Sparkling beverage volumes have been declining over the past few years.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    How Walmart Compares to Its Peers

    On May 12, 2017, Walmart (WMT) was trading at a 12-month forward PE multiple of 17.5x.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Demand for Expensive Liquor Is Growing

    The performance of liquor business in 2014 reflects the premiumization trend, or a preference for better, premium, or expensive liquor brands.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Miscellaneous

    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.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Protein Prices Drag Down April’s Food Price Index

    Trends in protein prices affect the financial results for Tyson Foods, which produces about one in five pounds of chicken, beef, and pork in the United States.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Moody’s Rates PepsiCo’s Senior Secured Notes as ‘A1’

    PepsiCo (PEP) has a market cap of $157.2 billion. It rose by 0.59% to close at $108.91 per share on July 11, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Financials

    Why personal consumption expenditure is important to investors

    The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis issues PCE data, and the price index is a measure of the average increase in prices for all domestic personal consumption.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Who Were the Outliers in the Consumer Space on September 28?

    On September 28, the S&P 500 outperformed the S&P Consumer Discretionary and the S&P Consumer Staples, which saw returns of 0.53%, 0.30%, and 0.11%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    How Conagra Delivered Impressive Earnings in Fiscal 3Q17

    Conagra Brands’ (CAG) fiscal 3Q17 EPS topped analysts’ estimates. But sales fell again YoY and missed Wall Street analysts’ consensus estimate.

    By Amit Singh
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US crude oil imports rose in December 2014

    The import of petroleum products rose in December. It fell for two consecutive months. Specifically, crude oil imports rose in quantity and value.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could Wage Growth Improve as Employment Picks Up?

    The US economy is swiftly adding jobs, with the latest addition of 227,000 jobs in January 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Consumer Spending and Business Investment Disappoint US Economy

    Tepid consumer spending negatively impacts ETFs including the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund and the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US consumer sentiment at a multi-year high

    Consumer sentiment as measured by Thomson Reuters and University of Michigan’s report rose to 93.8 based on a preliminary reading for December 2014.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dr Pepper Snapple Group Dipped Due to a Chance of a Top-Line Fall

    Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) has a market cap of $16.1 billion. It fell 4.3% to close at $86.86 per share on October 4, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Colgate Is Maintaining Margins in the Face of Headwinds

    Colgate’s worldwide gross profit margin fell to 58.5% in 2014 from 58.6% in 2013.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How the S&;P 500’s Sectors Could Perform in 2020

    The S&P 500 Index (SPY) has gained 28% YTD. Tech stocks constituted 22.8% of SPY, the highest among the 11 major sectors.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    How to Trade a Broken (looking) Market (Hint: Carefully)

    It’s easy to be early after a correction I always get pretty excited during a stock market correction, assuming I have positioned correctly with cash on hand.  This market showed so many signs of toppiness, extreme optimism, and high valuations that hopefully many investors at least were selling the highly valued names they owned.  My […]

    By JP Gravitt
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    Financials

    Dow Jones: November Was Its Best Month since June

    This week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJI) rose 1%. On a month-to-date basis, it has risen 3.8% and heading for the biggest gain since June.

    By Rabindra Samanta
  • Consumer

    Why signs of a weak economy affect restaurants

    This restaurant industry does well when the economy is expanding and poorly when the economy is contracting. In other words, it’s cyclical.

    By Adam Jones
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