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These stocks and sectors are safe havens, and may even be opportunities.
Berkshire is so large and diversified that its prospects are tied to the economy as a whole, with the added benefit of being a defensive play in case of a market downturn.
And while some readers, I hope, do that quac "due dilly," here's some lunchtime reading that I'll be perusing as I fuel up for the second half of our day: Faux eggs are 'hatching' at fast-food chains Amazon Unveils Personal Shopping Service America...
Café Coffee Day entrepreneur V.G. Siddhartha was one of India's first venture capitalists, but leaves a letter blaming heavy financial pressure, his body pulled from a river where he went for a walk.
Here we go folks, a sampling of this morning's upgrades, downgrades and initiations. I'll be back with some thought on these after I get another cup of my morning fuel (coffee). Upgrades Sprint by UBS from Neutral to Buy with a $10 price target Res...
Watch closely as the government opens a broad antitrust investigation into unidentified leading online technology platforms
Look for the market to digest the DOJ antitrust news quickly and focus again on the Fed and earnings.
Earnings season continues to be upbeat and there are no signs of the economic weakness the bears were looking for.
Kimberly-Clark's performance is nothing to sneeze at, and neither is Coca-Cola's, as higher sales, higher prices and big demand from emerging markets appear to give us a return to the good old days of great senior growth stocks.
Positive headlines aren't turning into sustained gains, making traders think twice.
Took profits on the Coca-Cola July 26 $52/$51 strangle that I paid an average of $0.92 for yesterday. Sold the $52 calls for an average of $2.15. The puts are almost worthless, so I'll hang on to them until expiration, unless they turn into somethin...
Also, defense industry names can breathe easier with word of debt ceiling and federal spending deal.
And here's a quick look at Coca-Cola results. EPS: beat Rev: beat, +31.6% (I spit you not) Highlights: Organic revenue only +6% (that's still good) Operating margin negatively impacted by exchange rates Full-year guidance reaffirmed.
Coca-Cola reports in the morning. Wall Street is looking for EPS of $0.61 on revenue of $9.84 billion. I really don't care how they do. Just make the stock move. I'm long a KO $52 / $51 strangle for average of $0.92. I figure the risk/reward is the...
Evidence of the stock's uptrend is presented by Coca-Cola's 50- and 200-day moving averages, which are both pointing higher.
Bubly is building a bull case for Pepsi's beverage sales.
The soft drink and snack food behemoth managed to overcome the adverse effects of foreign currency translations. .
If you've wondered how the food you eat at a restaurant gets there, this company is one of the answers.
Hormel Foods has increased its dividend consistently over the last half century.
As U.S. consumers shell out billions of dollars on drinks and foods this holiday, look to Coca-Cola as a knock out investment.
Welcome back to the PM edition of today's Daily Diary, and during my lunch I saw that one of the companies we have in the Stocks Under $10 Portfolio that I co-manage with "Sarge" Guilfoyle has been added to the Russell Microcap Index. I'm talking ab...
The dividend yields on these stocks range from 2.4% to 3.0%, and in the last two quarters all three once again boosted their quarterly dividend.
Defensive names with inelastic demand are in a good place right now.
* Out of the balance of my small long. * Added to my large and shorts at $290.90 and $185.98, respectively. * Added to money manager shorts and at $34.42 and $107.20, respectively. * Added to short at $51.35. * Added to short at $200.07.
With the time frame on my net exposure being of a relatively short-term nature (from today to the next two to three months), I gradually have reduced my long book and have added to my short exposure in the last week's consistent advance. I do so bas...
Be careful backing Buffett right now, his biggest holdings show increasing profit pressure.