The parent remains the better choice

Internet media company IAC (see box) has a long history of spinning off its smaller businesses as they mature. Two of its latest spinoffs—Vimeo and Match Group—are well off their recent peaks during the current market turmoil. We think they’re worth holding, while IAC remains… Read More

Earnings jumped 18.8% at McDonald’s Corp.

Earnings jumped 18.8% at McDonald’s Corp.

Due to the invasion of Ukraine, this world-famous company has now sold off its Russian outlets. That has triggered a writedown.

However, the temporary setback doesn’t diminish the company’s long-term prospects. A new strategy to expand its digital ordering, home delivery services and drive-thru capacity should… Read More

Both are poised to move higher

Conagra spun off its potato-processing business Lamb Weston in November 2016; investors received one Lamb Weston share for every three Conagra shares they held. Since the split, Conagra is down 6%, but Lamb Weston has soared 140%.
Both stocks took a step back as a result… Read More