These U.S. consumers offer steady dividends

PROCTER & GAMBLE CO. $89 (New York symbol PG; Income-Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 2.6 billion; Market cap: $231.4 billion; Dividend yield: 3.2%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; is one of the world’s largest makers of household and personal-care goods.
Starting with the May 2018 payment, Procter raised… Read More

PepsiCo taps healthy-food demand

PEPSICO INC. $112 (Nasdaq symbol PEP; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares o/s: 1.4 billion; Market cap: $156.8 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.5; Dividend yield: 3.3%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; will now buy SodaStream International Inc. (Nasdaq symbol SODA) for $3.2 billion. Based in Israel, that firm… Read More