Both stocks have been underperformers.
The charts of the snack maker are sending positive signals.
The forces that benefited shares of companies such as Peloton Interactive and Clorox may not sustain them once the impact of the virus subsides.
Earnings for the tobacco company are set for Thursday.
Even after a solid 2020, this company has laid the groundwork for a successful 2021.
The consistent annual dividend increases by this quartet even during bad times make them good income-investing bets going forward.
Long histories of annual dividend increases make Hormel Foods and McCormick & Co. attractive income plays.
There is a limited price history with the company, which went public in August, but aggressive traders could probe its long side.
The safe and stable food sector is a comforting option for investors to consider now.
Food company General Mills is benefiting as more consumers work from home and dine out less.