W.W. GRAINGER INC., $489.19, symbol GWW on New York, is a leading wide product line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the U.K. Grainger serves more than 4.5 million customers worldwide offering more than 2 million maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products… Read More
Improved equipment sales led to a 14.6% revenue jump for this company during the most-recent quarter.
A recent acquisition will add three new locations to existing operations as well as skilled personnel to handle a new market segment.
The stock trades at just 6.9 times the company’s… Read More
This firm has a long history of using acquisitions to expand. It cuts the risk by focusing on regulated utilities and operations with long-term supply contracts.
Meanwhile, the company has increased your dividend each year since 2010. The company’s diverse mix of businesses and its clean-energy… Read More
A Member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle recently asked for his advice on a frozen foods company that supplies plant-based products.
Pat likes the company’s rising revenues and ambitious plans to exploit new product categories and sales channels. However, he cautions that it operates in a.. Read More
McDonald’s was the first Western fast-food chain to enter Russia (then the Soviet Union) in January 1990.
However, in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, McDonald’s recently announced that it is temporarily closing its outlets in both countries: 847 in Russia (84% of which are owned… Read More
A: Tattooed Chef Inc., $12.84, symbol TTCF on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 82.0 million; Market cap: $971.5 million; www.tattooedchef.com), produces and sells a portfolio of frozen foods. It supplies plant-based products to retailers in the U.S. and was formerly called Ittella International.
The company offers ready-to-cook bowls,… Read More
The term “synergy” entered common investor use during the takeover craze of the 1960s, when businesses started to expand by taking over companies in unrelated fields. This was supposed to make the combined companies grow faster than if they had stuck to their own fields.
The… Read More
STEELCASE INC., $12.72, symbol SCS on New York, is the largest office furniture manufacturers in the world. It has 11,100 employees and more than 800 dealers worldwide.
On October 27, 2021, the company announced that it would acquire Spanish furniture designer Viccarbe Habitat. The price is… Read More
CDW CORPORATION, $202.70, symbol CDW on Nasdaq, is a multi-brand reseller of technology products and services to small businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and healthcare organizations. It sells more than 100,000 products to customers in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.
The company has a base… Read More
A Member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle recently asked for his advice on a company that operates specialty retail stores selling cosmetics, fragrance, haircare and skincare products.
Pat likes the company’s strong brand, solid balance sheet, and online sales initiatives. However, he notes that the cosmetics… Read More