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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 [...]

By |August 28th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Hormel Foods – Stock Analysis

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

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

A Utility Undergoing Transformation

This company has transformed itself radically over the past few years having gone from a predominantly Canadian exposure to one where the majority of revenue is derived from the US. Based on current metrics, investors can earn a ~6% dividend yield if they participate in the company’s dividend reinvestment program. Summary This company has more [...]

By |August 14th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on A Utility Undergoing Transformation

A Hidden Gem

Companies in which investment in growth has been performed wisely over a prolonged period are oftentimes family-controlled companies for which the street and activists cannot interfere. This is one of those companies. Summary Majority ownership in this company is held by one of Canada’s top 100 wealthiest families. This company has generated a 12.7% compound [...]

By |August 11th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on A Hidden Gem

WHOA! A 33% Dividend Increase!

There should be no need to speculate by investing in less than stellar companies. Invest in good solid companies and approach your investments like you are a business owner.   Summary This company recently released its Q4 and FY2018 results and Mr. Market responded with a +11% increase in the company’s stock price. The Board [...]

By |August 7th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on WHOA! A 33% Dividend Increase!

Give Yourself More Control of Your Financial Future

Make the creation of a stream of sustainable PASSIVE income which increases faster than the rate of inflation one of your goals.   If you are reading this, chances are controlling your financial future is either a top priority or, at the very least, pretty darn close to the top of your priority list. Congratulations! [...]

By |August 6th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Give Yourself More Control of Your Financial Future

Here is an Example of How Stock Screeners Can Be Misleading

This company recently released Q2 2018 results. It is a leader amongst its peer group. The company's dividend policy was amended in 2012 which results in the payment of 'special dividends' in addition to its regular quarterly dividends. Investors who rely exclusively on stock screeners could end up overlooking this company depending on the search [...]

By |August 5th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Here is an Example of How Stock Screeners Can Be Misleading

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