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U.S. stocks were in the red on Thursday ahead of new labor market data and a second wave of Covid-19 cases. An additional 1.542 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits the past week, short expectations of 1.55 million. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 2.98% to 26,186, the S&P 500 index fell 2.48% to 3,111 and the Nasdaq Composite Index was down 1.72% to 9,849.
• Kroger Co (KR) +1.7%
• Clorox Co (CLX) +1%
• Kimberly-Clark Corp (KMB) +0.87%
• Colgate-Palmolive Co (CL) +0.5%
• Newmont Corporation (NEM) +0.4%
• Carnival Corp (CCL) -11.3%
U.S. stocks were mixed on Tuesday after rallying the past days, with energy, financials and industrials leading declines. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.80% to 27,353, the S&P 500 index fell 0.65% to 3,211 and the Nasdaq Composite Index was up 0.23% to 9,948.
• Newmont Corporation (NEM) +2.3%
• Abbvie Inc (ABBV) +1.6%
• Clorox Co (CLX) +1.5%
• Eli Lilly and Co (LLY) +1.3%
• ServiceNow Inc (NOW) +0.9%
• Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) +0.6%
• Coty Inc (COTY) -11%
• Concho Resources Inc (CXO) -9%
• Simon Property Group Inc (SPG)
Shares of Clorox Company (CLX), the maker of bleach and other household products such as trash bags and laundry care supplies, have been one of the beneficiaries of the Covid-19 pandemic. As of market close on June 2, investors have bid the stock higher by 30% since Jan. 20, which was the day of the first reported case of the virus in the U.S. The S&P 500 has lost more than 8% over the same period of time.
While shareholders are pleased with this return in a short period of time, Clorox now trades with a valuation that is often
“Never let a good crisis go to waste!” Winston Churchill once said.
Churchilll might not have foreseen that his advice would be so widely adopted among stock investors these days. It is indeed true that crises can bring up opportunities, which, in the stock market, could mean attractive prices.
However, will this really turning out to be the case in this oddly-behaving bear market Investors started to feel significant anxiety back in March triggered by the pandemic crisis. The market dropped rapidly before climbing back up nearly as fast.
Even in those “darkest” days of March, stocks in general appeared
There is little more reassuring about a company’s ability to continue to pay a dividend than a dividend raise.
Of course, nothing is guaranteed in investing. There have been plenty of companies that raised dividends one quarter only to cut them the next. Thus, a dividend raise may not necessarily be a buy signal.
In my own personal portfolio, my goal is to acquire shares of companies with long track records of dividend growth. The stocks of companies that have experienced multiple recessions and still found a way to increase the dividend payout are particularly attractive to me, as this
Markets advance Monday morning
U.S. stocks were well in the green on Monday when the market opened on news that the drug maker Moderna is close to a vaccine for Covid-19. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained more than 800 points, or 3.39%, to 24,488, while the S&P 500 index rose 3.07% to 2,951 and the Nasdaq Composite Index advanced
Shares of Whirlpool Corp. (WHR) gained 0.4% on Friday after the company posted first-quarter results. Revenue declined 9% from the prior-year quarter to $4.33 billion, beating expectations by $30 million. The company posted earnings of $2.82 per share, topping estimates.
"Whirlpool has a 108-year history of leading through challenges, and we are leveraging our leadership position to support our employees, consumers, and communities during this difficult time, while driving our business forward" CEO Marc Bitzer said."Our strong performance in the first quarter reflects the hard work of our employees, our relentless focus on delivering on our commitment to consumers, and
U.S. stocks were in the red on Friday on the back of corporate earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 2.55% to 23,723, the S&P 500 Index declined 2.81% to 2,830 and the Nasdaq Composite Index tumbled 3.2% to 8,604.
Non-index stocks have also posted gains and losses recently. Shares of United Airlines Holdings Inc. (UAL) fell more than 10% on Friday after the company announced first-quarter results on Thursday. It posted a
Rising earnings can often drive share prices higher. The S&P 500 Index, which is one of the most used benchmarks for the U.S. market, has grown its annual earnings per share (not adjusted for inflation) by about 6.5% every year over the past five years.
As a result, the share price of the benchmark increased by 20.4% over the past five years (it closed at $2,488.65 on April 3) and gained more than 40% until the effects from the coronavirus epidemic started to impact the market.
Past performance is not a guarantee of future results, but it does suggest when
Despite the recent stock market correction, the following are the best-performing stocks over the past six months that have a long-term presence in multiple gurus' portfolios.
Shares of Clorox Co. (CLX) increased 14.98% over the past six months. The stock is held by seven gurus.
The company's largest guru shareholder is Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)’ Renaissance Technologies with 0.68% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.30% and Yacktman Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%.
The manufacturer of a variety of
According to GuruFocus, these stocks have reached their 52-week highs.
Kimberly-Clark reached the 52-week high of $146.46
Kimberly-Clark Corp. (KMB) is a leading manufacturer of personal care (around half of sales) and tissue products (roughly one-third of sales). Its brand mix includes Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Depend, Kleenex and Cottonelle. The company also operates K-C Professional, which partners with businesses to provide safe and sanitary products for the workplace.
The price of Kimberly-Clark shares has reached $146.46, which is 1.9% off the 52-week high of $149.23. The company has a market cap of $50.06 billion;
According to GuruFocus, these stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs.
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. reached the 52-week high of $41.70
21st Century Fox (FOXAV) is a media conglomerate with a wide range of assets, including a film studio, broadcast television, cable networks and direct-broadcast satellite TV.
The price of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. shares has reached $41.70, which is 0.6% off the 52-week high of $41.95. Twenty-first Century Fox Inc. has a market cap of $96.15 billion; its shares were traded around $41.70 with a price-earnings ratio of 6.67 and a price-sales ratio of
California-based WD-40 (WDFC) manufactures household and multi-use products, including its namesake brand, which contributes to over 85% of its total sales.
The iconic WD-40 Multi-Use (nearly 80% of fiscal 2019 revenue) had been the company’s sole product for more than four decades. WD-40 stands for “Water Displacement perfected on the 40th try” and has become a truly household name in the U.S. For the latest twenty-some years, the business evolved and expanded its offerings through both research and development activities and the acquisition of several brands worldwide, based on the core concept of “creating positive lasting memories.”
With approximately 500
The fast-moving consumer goods (referred to as “FMCG”) business is one of our favorite investable domains, as it produces small-ticket, everyday-use and nondurable items, the sales of which are repeatable, predictable and even non-cyclical in most cases.
You may find that this particular group has the most well-recognized, long-lasting brands as well as the most consistently high returns. However, that does not mean less competition (either within the group or from external forces), or a more promising growth prospect for all FMCG players equally. This is the primary reason why we remain highly selective in terms of picking long-term winners
U.S. stocks were in the green on Tuesday, with the Dow rising about 500 points. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.65% to 28,868, the S&P 500 index gained 1.73% to 3,305 and the Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 2.25% to 9,482.
Non-index stocks have also posted gains and losses recently. Shares of The Clorox Co. (CLX) jumped more than 5.5% on Tuesday after the company announced second-quarter 2020 results. It posted earnings of $1.4
“The future life expectancy of some non-perishable things like a technology or an idea is proportional to their current age, so that every additional period of survival implies a longer remaining life expectancy. Where the Lindy effect applies, mortality rate decreases with time.”
If you believe in the Lindy Effect (quoted above) as an investor, you may want to bet on long-lived assets such as brands that have survived for more than a century. The businesses operating these assets have proved their capability to endure through different economic cycles, structural shifts, systematic turmoil and continuous competitive threats, including
Managed by a nine-person team, the New York-based fund invests in high-quality companies around the world in order to achieve long-term capital appreciation. It looks for companies that have resilient business franchises and growth potential.
Based on these criteria, the fund opened a position in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO) and closed out of its Clorox Co. (CLX) holding during the quarter.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
The portfolio managers
"The first thing I'm going to do as president is I am going to Clorox the Oval Office."
- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
It was last week during the Democratic presidential primary debate in Detroit that presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand made the above statement that incorporated the word "Clorox" (CLX). In no time, the remark sparked reactions on social media.
The power of "verbification" of a brand or product name is widely applauded by marketers. The verb status signals a large scale of recognition and use of the product as well as builds a significant barrier
The consumer staples sector, long a haven for defensive investors in times of economic uncertainty or market downturns, has had a difficult year. Year to date, the sector has risen 9.5%, still well below the 15.4% rise of the S&P 500. Within the past year, there have been skeptics who contend that, due to disappointing earnings, the sector can no longer reliably be considered “defensive.” Investors are now more discriminating and no longer view the sector as a whole, but divided between those companies that are struggling, due to profound changes in consumers behavior and diminished loyalty to brand names,
Chapter five of “Why Moats Matter: The Morningstar Approach to Stock Investing” looks at the complex relationship between moats and dividends.
It was written by Josh Peters, the director of equity-income strategy for Morningstar and editor of the firms’ “DividendInvestor” newsletter. Lead authors for the book as a whole were Heather Brilliant and Elizabeth Collins.
The authors argued the relationship is not only complex, but also very important. To start, however, they addressed the old issue of dividends versus buybacks; the former provides income and the latter produces higher capital gains (both in theory, at least). The authors take an