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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron, Cheniere Energy Partners, Petrobras and Tullow Oil

2017-10-20 zacks
Chicago, IL – October 20, 2017 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:(RDS.A - Free Report)  – Free Report), Chevron Corporation (NYSE:(CVX - Free Report)  – Free Report), Cheniere Energy Partners, L. (112-0)

Sensient Technologies' (SXT) CEO Paul Manning on Q3 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

2017-10-20 seekingalpha
Good morning everyone and welcome to the Sensient Technologies Corporation 2017 Third Quarter Conference Call. Today's call is being recorded. (4-0)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Blue Apron, Amazon and Kroger

2017-10-20 zacks
Chicago, IL – October 20, 2017 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Blue Apron (NYSE:(APRN - Free Report)  – Free Report), Amazon (Nasdaq:(AMZN - Free Report)  – Free Report) and Kroger (NYSE:(KR - Free Report)  – Free Report). (104-0)

Zacks Value Investor Highlights: Chipotle, Ulta, Under Armour, General Electric and Disney

2017-10-20 zacks
Chicago, IL – October 20, 2017 – Zacks Value Investor is a podcast hosted weekly by Zacks Stock Strategist Tracey Ryniec. Every week, Tracey will be joined by guests to discuss the hottest investing topics in stocks, bonds and ETFs and how it impacts your life. To listen to the podcast, click here: (https://www.zacks.com/stock/news/279271/is-2017-a-replay-of-the-1960s-nifty-fifty) (100-0)

My Favorite High-Yield Names In Today's Market

2017-10-19 seekingalpha
My dividend stream puts my mind at ease when I think about potentially corrections in the market. (81-0)

Kellogg (K) Introduces New Flavor to Revive Cereal Sales

2017-10-19 zacks
Kellogg Company (K - Free Report) is launching a new flavor of cereal under the Kellogg's Frosted Flakes brand. The latest Kellogg's Chocolate Frosted Flakes has been developed in collaboration with the company’s consumers. To ensure the latest flavor meets consumer expectations, Kellogg ensured consumer participation in almost every step of the development process of Chocolate Frosted Flakes by “testing how different cocoas interacted with the cereal flake and the milk left at the bottom of the bowl. (17-0)

Could Mondelēz International Beat 3Q17 Earnings Estimate?

2017-10-19 marketrealist
Mondelēz International (MDLZ) is scheduled to announce its 3Q17 earnings on Monday, October 30, 2017. Analysts expect it to report EPS (earnings per share) of $0.55, which would be a YoY (year-over-year) rise of 5.8%. Improved sales and a focus on reducing costs are expected to drive the company’s bottom-line results. Mondelēz has exceeded analysts’ EPS estimates in four of the past five quarters. However, soft demand for packaged food in the United States (SPY) and tough YoY comparables are expected to remain a drag. (6-0)

Could Mondelēz International Stock Revive on 3Q17 Results?

2017-10-19 marketrealist
Mondelēz International (MDLZ) is set to announce its 3Q17 results on October 30, 2017. Analysts expect it to report improved sales and profitability, driven by higher volumes and incremental cost savings. Mondelēz has been disappointing investors with its top-line performance as sluggish demand and portfolio restructuring initiatives have dragged down sales. However, sales are expected to rebound in 3Q17, driven by increased shipments, new product launches, and a focus on wellness. (6-0)

Two Buys: PepsiCo And Qualcomm

2017-10-18 seekingalpha
This is a brief portfolio update. A goal for September-December, 2017 is to raise cash. Most of the time I'm fully invested. The portfolio cash position on July 31 was a rock-bottom 0.2%. By August 31, the cash position was up to 2.66%. By September 30, it grew to 3.89%. As of October 17, cash is now 6.77% of the portfolio. If you're chuckling at this point, I completely understand. Many people routinely hold 20% cash or more, particularly in a bull market to maintain some "dry powder" for a pullback. (49-0)

FANG: The Default Stocks To Buy When The Market Misbehaves?

2017-10-18 seekingalpha
Cramer argues that FANG stocks have become "the default stocks to buy when you get freaked out," supposedly by market trouble. (235-0)

Hershey: Beating the 3Q17 Earnings Estimate Will be Difficult

2017-10-18 marketrealist
Hershey (HSY) is scheduled to report its 3Q17 earnings on October 26, 2017. Wall Street analysts expect the company to post earnings of $1.29 per share—flat on a YoY (year-over-year) basis. It could dent investors’ confidence in the stock. Hershey witnessed strong EPS (earnings per share) growth during the last reported quarter. The company surpassed analysts’ estimates for the past nine consecutive quarters. (6-0)

Could Hershey Stock Rise after Its 3Q17 Results?

2017-10-18 marketrealist
Hershey (HSY) is set to report its 3Q17 results next week. Analysts expect the company’s upcoming quarter to remain muted on the sales and earnings front. The sequential decline in volumes in North America due to the timing shift in the shipments and lower demand for packaged foods are expected to hurt the company’s sales. Lower net price realization in international markets and challenges in China (FXI) are expected to remain a drag. (10-0)

Markets May Be Cheaper Than We Think - Cramer's Mad Money (10/17/17)

2017-10-18 seekingalpha
As the Dow hit 23,000 for the first time, Cramer had a contrarian thought. "Maybe stocks are cheaper than we think. When we see gigantic Dow Jones components jumping like small capitalization stocks, which helped the venerable index trade through 23,000 at one point today, we do know that something real is afoot," he said. (12-0)

Insignia Systems, Inc. Introduces freshADS(SM), a Marketing Solution Within Produce

2017-10-18 accesswire
MINNEAPOLIS, MN / ACCESSWIRE / October 17, 2017 / Insignia Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIG) ("Insignia") today announced the nationwide launch of freshADS℠, a first of its kind marketing program positioned within the produce department. freshADS℠ was developed in partnership with Twist-Ease, Inc. and has been designed to help both brands and retailers combat the steady decline in center store grocery sales. (7-0)

Skinny Pop Brand Warrior Nods to Amazon’s Growing Clout in Food - Bloomberg

2017-10-17 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (17-0)

Grocers Imagine the Store of the Future - WSJ

2017-10-16 wsj
Food retailers are racing to leverage one of the most important weapons in their battle to keep people coming to grocery stores: data. (29-0)

Dividend Growth Portfolio Update

2017-10-16 seekingalpha
A previous posting, "Buying Stocks For A Dividend Growth Portfolio: Postscript A" SeekingAlpha, Sep. 21, 2017 (Buying Stocks For A Dividend Growth Portfolio: Postscript A), presented the portfolio as of the beginning of September. It then went on to discuss a number of portfolio adjustments designed to simplify the portfolio and increase the dividend flow. The adjustments discussed in that posting occurred much faster than was anticipated. (22-0)

Don't Believe The Hype

2017-10-16 seekingalpha
It was not that long ago that Amazon shook the retail world with its acquisition of Whole Foods. The grocery store world was supposedly changing for good with the entry of the online retail giant into the highly competitive bricks-and-mortar grocery business. But with a few months under our belts now since Amazon closed its Whole Foods merger with great media fanfare, it is worthwhile to check in to see how the world has actually changed. (112-0)

Can Food Companies Get People to Make Impulse Purchases Online? - WSJ

2017-10-16 wsj
Consider just one small fact: Consumers who buy groceries online usually stick to a list of must-have items. That has left some big food companies scrambling to find new ways to persuade them to add that last-minute chocolate bar or bottle of water. (24-0)

The Race to Find Meatless Protein Products - WSJ

2017-10-16 wsj
The future of protein could be a meal worm, a fungus, an obscure plant or a run-of-the-mill pea. (8-0)

The Search for Sugar Substitutes - WSJ

2017-10-16 wsj
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5 Reasons Why I'm Hungry For Hormel

2017-10-14 seekingalpha
With Hormel Foods trading at or near 52-week lows in recent weeks, it is worth looking deeper into this Dividend King. (6-1)

The Rise And Fall Of Tyson Foods

2017-10-13 seekingalpha
Tyson Foods has risen for the past several years, and jumped more recently after a positive earnings call. Tyson also has increased dividends materially during the past several years. (3-0)

Opportunities in the Latin American Savory Snacks Sector: Analysis of Opportunities Offered by High Growth Economies

2017-10-12 prnewswire
LONDON, Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Opportunities in the Latin American Savory Snacks Sector: Analysis of Opportunities Offered by High Growth Economies Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/5142353 Summary Global Savory Snacks sector is forecast to record a CAGR of 6% during 2016-2021. Latin America, with a value share of 12.1% in the global Savory Snacks sector, represented the fifth-largest regional market in 2016 and is forecast to record a CAGR of 6. (39-0)

5 Food Stocks Offering Tastier Returns than S&P 500

2017-10-12 zacks
The food industry has been in troubled waters of late. The industry has been grappling with challenges like stiff competition, tight margins and aggressive promotional environment. Moreover, customers are also becoming more inclined toward private label products as they are low-cost alternatives to national brands, which are hurting the food companies. (108-0)

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