What is Pat’s commentary for the week of May 4, 2021

International Flavors & Fragrances recently completed its merger with the nutrition and biosciences business of DuPont. This follows another major purchase—the company’s 2018 acquisition of Frutarom, an Israel-based maker of flavourings.

As we often remind investors, using acquisitions to expand adds risk. However, these two purchases… Read More

Earnings jumped 14.4% at Procter & Gamble Co.

Earnings jumped 14.4% at Procter & Gamble Co.

The importance of brands to consumer companies like this one can’t be overstated, especially when strong COVID-19 demand for its hygiene and cleaning products continues to fuel earnings and dividends.

Improved sales led to an 8.2% jump in revenue during the quarter ended December 31, 2020.

Meanwhile,… Read More