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Forget Archer Daniels, Buy These 3 Consumer Staples Stocks

17h zacks
The Consumer Staples sector, which is considered to be defensive even in the times of economic disruptions, has been benefiting from the uptick in the U.S. economy. The sector looks well placed buoyed by rising consumer confidence, modest consumer spending and accelerating labor market. Also, the sector has a Zacks Sector Rank of #5 (out of 16). Despite the prospering Consumer Staples sector, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM - Free Report) is one stock that has been losing luster due to its dismal surprise history. (62-0)

Stock Market News for Jan 16, 2018

2018-01-16 zacks
All three key U.S. indexes experienced gains last week on the back of upbeat earnings results from key banks and encouraging economic data. Additionally, energy stocks moved upward following a rally in oil prices. Additionally the passage of the much-awaited Republican tax Bill last year, now known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 also boosted sentiment. Markets remained closed on Monday due to Martin Luther King Jr. (60-0)

Why Should Tyson Foods (TSN) be Part of Your Portfolio Now

2018-01-16 zacks
Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN - Free Report) has done exceedingly well and emerged as a strong contender to be an investment choice. This is quite evident from the stock’s surge of 30.5%, compared with the industry’s growth of 19.8%. We believe there is still momentum left in this Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock, which is reflected in its VGM Score of A. Let’s delve deeper.  (41-0)

Sysco (SYY) Set to Bring Kent Frozen Foods Under Its Wings

2018-01-16 zacks
Sysco Corporation (SYY - Free Report) inked a deal to buy Kent Frozen Foods, a leading foodservice provider in the United Kingdom, with distribution facilities in Aylesford (Kent) and Witney (Oxfordshire). The buyout deal is currently subject to approval from the Competition and Markets Authority. A Win-Win Strategy for Both Upon approval of the deal, Kent Frozen Foods will form part of Sysco’s U.K. (45-0)

Mondelez Raised to Buy on Innovation, Cost-Saving Initiatives

2018-01-16 zacks
On Jan 11, we upgraded Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ - Free Report) by a notch to a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). Going by the Zacks model, companies with a Zacks Rank #2 have chances of outperforming the broader market in the next two to three months. It goes without saying that major food companies are having a tough time due to the shift in consumer preference toward natural and organic food. The industry woes have also been hurting Mondelez’s stock price performance for quite some time now, gaining only 3. (40-0)

The 10 biggest charitable donations of 2017: who was the most generous with their cash?

2018-01-16 telegraph.co.uk
Some of the richest people in the world gave away record sums to charity last year, making 2017 one of the strongest for philanthropy in over 10 years.  (38-0)

SUPERVALU (SVU) Q3 Earnings Beat, Weak Retail Unit Hits Stock

2018-01-11 zacks
Shares of SUPERVALU INC (SVU - Free Report) tumbled 13.7% yesterday, after the company reported third-quarter fiscal 2018 results. While the bottom-line topped estimates and improved year over year, the top line crushed its three-quarter long positive surprise trend. Sales were marred by persistent softness in the retail segment, which has long been grappling with mounting competition and a tough pricing environment in the grocery space. (116-0)

Will Strategic Efforts Fuel Consumer Staples Growth in 2018?

2018-01-04 zacks
The Consumer Staples sector seems well-placed for 2018 with rising consumer confidence, healthy consumer spending, increased business investments and an improved labor market helping stocks in this space. Stocks in the sector lagged the broader market last year, but the sector’s stock market performance wasn’t too bad: +11.6% in 2017, roughly half of the +20.2% gain for the S&P 500 index. (51-0)

EX-Dividend Schedule: Sysco Raised its Dividend by 9%; Will Trade Ex-Dividend on January 04, 2018

2018-01-03 accesswire
LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / January 03, 2018 / Active-Investors has a free review on Sysco Corp. (NYSE: SYY) following the Company’s announcement that it will begin trading ex-dividend on January 04, 2018. To capture the dividend payout, investors must purchase the stock a day prior to the ex-dividend date that is by latest at the end of the trading session on January 03, 2018. Active-Investors has initiated due-diligence on this dividend stock. (1-0)

Sysco Up 17% in 6 Months: Can It Sustain Momentum in 2018?

2017-12-21 zacks
Sysco Corporation (SYY - Free Report) appears to be investors’ preferred pick, as evident from its solid bull run. This distributor and marketer of food products has seen its shares gain 16.6% in the past six months, when the industry was down 0.6%. The company's impressive growth initiatives have been driving solid results over the past years. (4-0)

Tesla Semi: A Clear Game Changer

2017-12-20 seekingalpha
Tesla Semi preorders keep rising, with the top 3 semi fleet owners in the U.S. now holding reservations. (4-0)

UPS reserves 125 Tesla semi-trucks, largest public pre-order yet

2017-12-19 channelnewsasia
United Parcel Service Inc said on Tuesday it is buying 125 Tesla Inc all-electric semi-trucks, the largest order for the big rig so far, as the package delivery company expands its fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles. (9-0)

UPS pre-orders 125 Tesla electric semi-trucks, largest order yet

2017-12-19 reuters
DETROIT (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N) said on Tuesday it is buying 125 Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) all-electric semi-trucks, the largest order for the big rig so far, as the package delivery company expands its fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles. (8-0)

UPS pre-orders 125 Tesla electric semi-trucks, largest order yet

2017-12-19 channelnewsasia
United Parcel Service Inc said on Tuesday it is buying 125 Tesla Inc all-electric semi-trucks, the largest order for the big rig so far, as the package delivery company expands its fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles. (9-0)

November Retail Sales Steady: 3 ETF & Stock Picks

2017-12-18 zacks
The U.S. retail sector is in a great shape. Sales increased 0.8% sequentially in November 2017, after an upwardly revised 0.5% rise in October and breezed past market expectations of a 0.3% rise. On a year-over-year basis, retail sales rose 5.8% following 4.9% gains recorded in October. (11-0)

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