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GANNETT CO. INC. $5.31 remains a hold. The company (New York symbol GCI; Conservative-Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector: Shares outstanding: 142.3 million; Market cap: $755.6 million; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.2; Dividend suspended in 2020; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative; www.gannett.com) merged with GateHouse Media, and its parent company New Media Investment Group… Read More

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ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND CO. $60 is a buy. The stock (New York symbol ADM; High-Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 559.4 million; Market cap: $33.6 billion; Dividend yield: 2.5%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.adm.com) processes corn, wheat, soybeans, flax seed, peanuts… Read More

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

Re-opening lifts ADM’s earnings

ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND CO. $63 is a buy. The stock (New York symbol ADM; High-Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 558.5 million; Market cap: $35.2 billion; Dividend yield: 2.3%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.adm.com) processes corn, wheat, soybeans, flax seed, peanuts and other crops into… Read More