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- 11/26/16--19:19: _Coca-Cola (KO) Stoc...
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- 04/08/17--18:24: _PepsiCo (PEP) Divid...
- 06/24/17--18:16: _McDonald’s (MCD) St...
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- 11/26/16--19:19: Coca-Cola (KO) Stock Analysis
- 12/03/16--14:12: Emerson Electric (EMR) Stock Analysis
- 12/10/16--18:12: Lowe’s Companies (LOW) Stock Analysis
- 12/25/16--18:39: Helmerich & Payne (HP) Stock Analysis
- 01/01/17--17:53: Parker-Hannifin (PH) Stock Analysis
- 01/14/17--18:51: Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM) Stock Analysis
- 01/21/17--14:10: AT&T (T) Stock Analysis
- 02/18/17--20:00: Exxon Mobil (XOM) Stock Analysis
- 11/21/16--19:02: Dover (DOV) Stock Analysis
- 04/08/17--18:24: PepsiCo (PEP) Dividend Stock Analysis
- 06/24/17--18:16: McDonald’s (MCD) Stock Analysis
- 07/01/17--18:59: Target (TGT) Stock Analysis
- 07/08/17--18:25: W.W. Grainger (GWW) Stock Analysis
- 07/15/17--18:53: PPG Industries (PPG) Stock Analysis
- 07/22/17--19:03: Illinois Tool Works (ITW) Stock Analysis
- 08/05/17--18:47: Clorox (CLX) Stock Analysis
Coca-Cola’s most valuable strength is its brand. The Coca-Cola brand is known and well-respected throughout much of the world. Their products can be found in over 200 countries, largely because of their unmatched direct-to-store delivery distribution network.
Emerson is a global diversified manufacturing and solutions company. EMR combines technology and engineering to help customers innovate to improve productivity and efficiency.
This Dividend King has a strong global presence (more that 150 countries) with a little more than one-half of EMR revenues coming from overseas. The company has a deep and varied product portfolio complemented by a stellar reputation and strong brand.
Lowe’s (LOW) operates over 1850 home improvement and hardware stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. With over 59 billion in revenues, Lowe’s is the second largest home improvement retailer in the world.
LOW is an extremely shareholder friendly company. In addition to 53 consecutive years of dividend increases, the company has invested 18 billion dollars in the last 5 years to purchasing its own stock.
Helmerich & Payne is a contract drilling company engaged in drilling of oil and gas wells for exploration and production companies.
HP has outmaneuvered all its competitors to become the leader in U.S. land drilling. A pristine balance sheet and high operating cash flow add to an already compelling story.
Parker-Hannifin (PH) is a world leader as a manufacturer of motion systems, flow and process control technologies, filtration & engineering materials (approx. 80% of revenues), and aerospace systems (approx. 20% of revenues).
The company manufacturers thousands of individual parts in many product groups including hydraulics, automation, fluid connectors, instrumentation, filtration, engineered materials, and aerospace. The company operates in the United States and 49 other countries.
Archer-Daniels Midland Co is a processor of oilseeds, corn, wheat, cocoa, and other feedstuffs and is a manufacturer of vegetable oil and protein meal, corn sweeteners, flour, biodiesel, ethanol, and other value-added food and feed ingredients.
ADM has sustainable competitive advantages such as size, a far reaching global research and development network, global transportation networks, a state of the art culinary center, plus processing plants, storage, and laboratories that offer barriers to entry that disadvantage smaller regional competitors.
AT&T provides wireless and wireline telecommunication services. The company operates in the United States and Mexico to connect people and content with “advanced mobile service, next-generation TV, high-speed Internet services and smart solutions for business”.
Exxon Mobil (XOM) has paid a dividend since 1911 and increased its dividend for 34 consecutive years; qualifying the company as a Dividend Aristocrat and Dividend Champion.
XOM has a reputation for being a “superior capital allocator”. They have proven for many decades that they can reinvest in the future and provide above average returns to shareholders.
Dover owns and operates a portfolio (conglomerate) of more than 40 companies. DOV has a dual strategy of organic growth and strategic acquisitions and strives to have each of its companies number one or number two in its business. Then they use their global scale, operational agility, and bundled technologies in a manner that competitors find hard to replicate (moat).
PepsiCo (PEP) is the global leader in the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of food (52%) and beverages (48%). PepsiCo concentrates on convenience items that “go from package to consumption in seconds”.
PepsiCo has a wide economic moat because of its dominant snack brands. Competitive advantages include economies of scale, an adapting product line, strategic assets, and barriers to entry. The dominating distribution network and marketing prowess of PepsiCo allow it to successfully add products that are gaining favor with consumers.
McDonald’s is the largest food service retailer in the world with over 36,000 locations in 120 countries. The value-priced menu centers around their hamburgers and cheeseburgers. Iconic menu items include the Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, Filet-O-Fish, Chicken McNuggets, World Famous Fries, and more recently McCafe beverages and McFlurry desserts.
The fast casual category is very mature and growing chains such as Five Guys, In-N-Out Burger, and Shake Shack put pressure on McDonald’ s to keep prices low and/or upgrade their product offerings. It’s a tough business. Find out whether MCD is a good investment or not.
Target is the second largest discount retailer in the United States (Wal-Mart is #1). The company has 1800 locations and 69 billion in revenues. It is in business to offer everyday essentials and one-stop shopping at discount prices. Approximately two-thirds of Target’s products are national brands and one-third private label.
W.W. Grainger (GWW) is a business to business distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) products and services. Over 5000 suppliers provide more than 1.6 million products such as motors, ladders, safety products, janitorial supplies, test instruments, power tools, etc.; plus services such as inventory management and technical expertise.
PPG Industries is one of the oldest and largest global producers of coatings and glass. The PPG dividend has been paid continuously since 1899 and increased for 45 consecutive years; qualifying the company as a Dividend Aristocrat and Dividend Champion.
The Illinois Tool Works (ITW) dividend has been paid continuously since 1933 and increased for 42 consecutive years; qualifying the company as a Dividend Aristocrat and Dividend Champion.
The Clorox Company is a premier manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products of which 80% hold the top 1 or 2 market share positions. Operating in more than 100 countries with over 8,000 employees, the company’s latest annual revenues exceed 5.7 billion.
The Clorox dividend has been paid continuously since 1968 and increased for 39 consecutive years; qualifying the company as a Dividend Aristocrat and Dividend Champion.