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Constellation Brands – Employing the Use of a Bullish Option Strategy

Constellation Brands is currently awaiting regulatory approval to increase its stake from ~10% to 38% in Canopy Growth, Canada's premier legal cannabis manufacturer. Due to the uncertainty as to how this industry will evolve, I am reluctant to take a direct position in any cannabis producer. I do, however, wish to have some exposure to [...]

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Constellation Brands – Employing the Use of a Bullish Option Strategy

Summary Constellation Brands is awaiting regulatory approvals to increase its ownership in Canopy Growth to 38% from ~10% in an effort to capitalize on opportunities in the cannabis industry. The cannabis industry is Canada is undergoing a significant transformation and other major liquor companies are / will enter this space. I am reluctant to invest [...]

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Hormel Foods – Stock Analysis

Hormel Foods, the maker of SPAM and Skippy Peanut Butter, released its Q3 results on August 23. This article is an update to my February 22 and May 24 articles.   Summary HRL is transitioning from low margin commodity related businesses to higher margin branded value added products. Brands with a long history in North [...]

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Hormel Foods – For the Investor Seeking a Low Volatility Investment

Summary HRL is transitioning from low margin commodity related businesses to higher margin branded value added products. Brands with a long history in North American markets are being well received in international markets. HRL is one of a handful of companies which has increased its dividend for 50+ consecutive years. The dividend yield is low [...]

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The J.M. Smucker Company – How I am Juicing My Annual Income from This Holding (UPDATE)

This is a follow up to my August 21st J.M. Smucker Company article in which I explained how I am employing the use of a conservative call option strategy to generate additional income while I patiently wait for this company's restructuring efforts to pan out. My objective, albeit ambitious, is to generate ~$7,390 in dividend [...]

By |August 22nd, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on The J.M. Smucker Company – How I am Juicing My Annual Income from This Holding (UPDATE)

The J.M. Smucker Company – How I am Juicing My Annual Income from This Holding

The J.M. Smucker Company is currently transforming its business and the investment community has not reacted kindly to the speed at which this transformation is occurring and level of progress made to date. As a result, shares have come under pressure. While investors wait for this transformation to generate the desired results, there is a [...]

By |August 21st, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on The J.M. Smucker Company – How I am Juicing My Annual Income from This Holding

Great Company Priced to Perfection After Recent Surge

I have held shares in this company since January 2007 and view its as a core holding and fully intend to continue to add to my current position. The company's stock price, however, has surged subsequent to early July 2018 to the extent where I view the shares as being priced to perfection. Summary This [...]

By |August 17th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Great Company Priced to Perfection After Recent Surge

Intact Financial – Stock Analysis

Summary This high quality Canadian insurance company has grown successfully through multiple acquisitions and is now one of Canada’s largest P&C insurance companies (~17% market share). Growth opportunities in Canada are limited in that the top 5 P&C insurers in Canada have a 48% market share. In 2017, it expanded into the US market but [...]

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Exposure to the Tech Sector Without Elevated Risk

This company may appeal to investors seeking exposure to the Technology sector who also want to generate an increasing stream of dividend income.   Summary This company’s shift to more of a software and subscription-based offerings is resulting in more revenue predictability. The company has an extremely strong balance sheet and generates significant FCF on [...]

By |August 16th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Exposure to the Tech Sector Without Elevated Risk

Cisco – Stock Analysis

Summary Cisco has shifted to more of a software and subscription-based offerings is resulting in more revenue predictability. It has an extremely strong balance sheet and generates significant FCF on an annual basis. An investment in Cisco offers investors the opportunity to have exposure to the technology sector without having to assume the potential of [...]

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