Q: Hi, Pat. A news article I read stated that Warren Buffett recently sold his entire stake in Restaurant Brands International. Does the sale change your outlook for this stock going forward? Thank you.

A: Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., $217.80, symbol BRK.B on New York, recently bought 20.9 million shares of Barrick Gold, $38.65, symbol ABX on Toronto (and a recommendation of Power Growth Investor) for $563.5 million U.S. Berkshire Hathaway is now the miner’s 11th-largest shareholder.

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Mondelez has an overlooked asset

One key to our success is that we look for stocks with hidden or under- appreciated assets. In Mondelez’s case, it recently turned its minority stake in a European coffee maker into a significant holding in Keurig Dr Pepper. It’s the seventh-largest food and beverage… Read More

Keep holding these giant U.S. foodmakers

GENERAL MILLS INC. $42 (New York symbol GIS; Income-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 596.1 million; Market cap: $25.0 billion; Dividend yield: 4.7%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.generalmills.com) is one of the world’s largest foodmakers. Its top brands include Big G (cereal), Green Giant (canned… Read More

Updating Gannett Co. Inc., Kraft Heinz Co., and Diebold Nixdorf Inc.

GANNETT CO., INC. $9.45 (New York symbol GCI; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector: Shares outstanding: 112.8 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.4; Dividend yield: 6.8%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.gannett.com) publishes over 100 U.S. daily newspapers and their associated websites. That includes the company’s flagship daily USAToday… Read More

Here are five possible takeover targets

PepsiCo’s $3.2 billion U.S. takeover bid for SodaStream International Ltd.—maker of the world’s leading home carbonation system—highlights growing consolidation in the food-and-beverage industry.
Big players are eager to spur growth—either by swapping their sugary offerings for more healthful trendy treats or by gobbling up and then… Read More