Significant competition, lagging margins, and an overvalued stock price make it hard to justify any bull case involving this week’s Danger Zone.
This time, we’re talking about Mondelez International (MDLZ), which lands in the Danger Zone this week and looks a lot like VRX.
This week’s Danger Zone focuses on another food products business, similar to recent Danger Zone stocks WhiteWave (WWAV) and Snyder’s-Lance (LNCE). Large destruction of shareholder value, skyrocketing debt levels, and insufficient returns on invested capital (ROIC) play a part in Post Holdings (POST: $67/share) landing in the Danger Zone this week.
This week’s Danger Zone focuses on a company with a history of failed acquisitions that operates in a crowded market. Once the rest of the market catches on to the divergence between economic and accounting earnings, this stock is in for a big drop.
Companies often use hollow acquisition-driven growth to mask deterioration in the underlying business, i.e. efficiency. This week’s Danger Zone stock fits this description to a tee. Add in extremely high profit growth expectations and it’s easy to see why Snyder’s-Lance (LNCE) is in the Danger Zone.
2Q15 Sector Analysis The Consumer Staples sector ranks first out of the 10 sectors as detailed in our Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets our Very Attractive rating. Photo credit: Jack Zalium