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; 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; 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

U.S. consumer stocks: 1 buy & 1 hold

MCDONALD’S CORP. $163 (New York symbol MCD; Income-Growth Dividend Portfolio, Consumer sector, Shares outstanding: 775.8 million; Market cap: $126.5 billion; Dividend yield: 2.5%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; is the world’s largest operator of fast-food restaurants, with 37,406 outlets in 120 countries. It serves a wide variety of… Read More