Best Stocks To Buy For 2013: Dividend

[ February 20, 2015 | Author: Admin | Views: 57292 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

It might not be obvious to the casual observer, but right now, today, Campbell’s (NYSE: CPB  ) stock offers one of the best values available in the processed foods industry. Why? Three reasons. Campbell is cheap When you stack up the stock of Campbell Soup against a couple of its bigger rivals — H.J. Heinz (NYSE: HNZ  ) and Mondelez International (NASDAQ: MDLZ  ) — it’s clear that Campbell’s stock is the best bargain of the bunch. Its 19 price-to-earnings ratio is nearly 15% cheaper than Heinz’s 22.2 P/E, and it offers an eye-popping 37% discount to the 31 P/E at Mondelez. Granted, looking into the future, improved profits at all three companies will bring their forward P/E ratios down, with Mondelez making the biggest “gains” in a decline to just 17.2. Even so, Campbell stock retains its “cheapest foodmaker” label, with a forward P/E of just 16.3 — lower than Heinz or … Continue reading

[ January 30, 2015 | Author: Admin | Views: 14363 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Pepsi (PEP) stock has provided shareholders with a nice gain of about 22% so far this year. That PEP stock return is far better than the return for rival Coca Cola (KO), which has only gained around 8%. But Pepsi stock hasn’t always been stellar. The compound average return for the past three years was less than 11%, while the S&P 500 clocked an annual return north of 16%. Plus, PEP stock has been looking a bit weaker in recent trading. Will the good times continue with PEP? To see, lets take a look at the pros and cons: Pros for PEP Global Powerhouse. Besides its namesake brand, Pepsi also has other top-notch beverages like Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, 7UP and Lipton. Balancing this is a broad portfolio of PEP products in the snack category –products that benefit from something called coincidence of purchase. This means that that when someone … Continue reading

[ December 27, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 13545 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

If this were the Summer Olympics not the Winter Games you might say that the Under Armour brand image was teetering on the balance beam right now. At stake: the brand’s reputation for creating cool, techie duds that are worth the high price tags. That came into question last week when some U.S. speedskating team members blamed Under Armour uniforms for their poor showings. But after a uniform switch followed by the same poor results the consensus from four crisis-management gurus suggests that while any damage to the Under Armour brand remains up in the air, it seems to be making many though not all of the right PR moves. How Under Armour needs to continue to respond: Don’t blame the skaters. The skaters can point all the fingers they want, but it’s critical for Under Armour not to. Instead, the brand must continue its strategy of “refusing to react … Continue reading

[ December 24, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 7698 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

This is part of a series of extended profiles of the 2014 Separately Managed Account Managers of the Year. Briefer profiles and an overview of the 10th annual SMA Managers of the Year can be found in Investment Advisor’s July 2014 cover story. Additional reporting and video interviews of the winning managers can be found on our 2014 SMA Managers of the Year home page. The first of two SMA Managers of the Year in this category is Dana Investment Advisors for its Large-Cap Equity portfolio. Duane Roberts, who has managed the strategy since its inception in 1999, modestly said Dana’s process “is designed to give us some consistency to outperform in most market environments,” and outperform it has, only underperforming the S&P 500 in two calendar years. The story behind those two years tells you why the Large-Cap Equity strategy is so successful. “Our process is designed to be … Continue reading

[ December 21, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 61126 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Nokia (NYSE: NOK  ) is notably hanging on to its wide patent portfolio instead of selling it toMicrosoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) , opting to license its IP to the software giant instead. To date, the company has primarily used its patents defensively. Nokia’s IP is a valuable asset that it can continue to monetize, and the company could potentially pursue Google (NASDAQ: GOOG  ) Android OEMs aggressively for royalties.If so, that would add yet another layer of costs for Android vendors looking to bring devices to market. Even within Nokia’s existing cross-licensing agreements, the company can effectively eliminate its outgoing royalty payments since it will no longer sell handsets, and keep the incoming royalty checks flowing in. In the following video, Erin Kennedy discusses Nokia’s possible patent strategy with Evan Niu, CFA, and Eric Bleeker, CFA. The tech world has been thrown into chaos as the biggest titans invade one another’s turf. At … Continue reading