Danger Zone: SunOpta (STKL)


Significant competition, lagging margins, and an overvalued stock price make it hard to justify any bull case involving this week’s Danger Zone.

Continue Reading →

Danger Zone: Mondelez International (MDLZ)


This time, we’re talking about Mondelez International (MDLZ), which lands in the Danger Zone this week and looks a lot like VRX.

Continue Reading →

Danger Zone: Post Holdings (POST)


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.

Continue Reading →

Danger Zone: WhiteWave Foods Company (WWAV)


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.

Continue Reading →

Healthy Food Won’t Make Snyder’s-Lance A Healthy Business


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.

Continue Reading →

Take a Serious Look at These Consumer Staples Stocks

consumer staples stocks

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

Continue Reading →

How To Find the Best Style ETFs


Finding the best ETFs is an increasingly difficult task in a world with so many ETFs to choose from.

Continue Reading →