Currency woes depress Tupperware

TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP. $34 (New York symbol TUP; Income Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 51.1 million; Market cap: $1.7 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.8; Dividend yield: 8.0%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.tupperwarebrands.com) makes consumer goods such as plastic food and beverage containers, and cosmetics and fragrances. It sells these products… Read More

Global reach bolsters their dividends

PEPSICO INC. $106 (Nasdaq symbol PEP; Conservative-Growth Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 1.4 billion; Market cap: $148.4 billion; Dividend yield: 3.5%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.pepsico.com) is the world’s second-largest soft-drink maker after Coca-Cola. Its other brands include Frito-Lay snack foods, Gatorade sports drinks, Tropicana fruit… Read More

Tupperware sells beauty business

TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP. $64 (New York symbol TUP; Income Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 50.9 million; Market cap: $3.3 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.4; Dividend yield: 4.3%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.tupperwarebrands. com) makes household goods such as plastic containers for food, beverages, cosmetics and fragrances… Read More