Kraft Heinz settles with the SEC

KRAFT HEINZ CO. $36 is a hold. The foodmaker (Nasdaq symbol KHC, Conservative-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio; Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 1.2 billion; Market cap: $43.2 billion; Dividend yield: 4.4%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Average; www.kraftheinzcompany.com) cut its quarterly dividend by 36.5% with the March 2019 payment,… Read More

Their moves to satisfy consumers carry risk

These two leading U.S. foodmakers continue to adjust their product portfolios as consumers shift to healthier products. However, relying on acquisitions to expand adds to their risk.
KRAFT HEINZ CO. $40 is a hold. The firm (Nasdaq symbol KHC, Conservative-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio; Consumer sector; Shares… Read More

They plan to boost gains with healthier snacks

These top foodmakers are adjusting their product portfolios to appeal to increasingly health-conscious consumers. That will help protect their dividends, but we feel their immediate outlooks remain cloudy.
PEPSICO INC. $139 remains a worthwhile hold. The company (Nasdaq symbol PEP; Conservative-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares o/s:… Read More