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PepsiCo Dividend: Refreshing The Investor World


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On February 13th of 2014 PepsiCo (PEP) announced – in addition to earnings – its expected returns to shareholders in the coming year, an update on the North American Beverage business, an extension of the productivity savings plan and guidance. As an overview, PepsiCo’s earnings beat consensus estimates; the company increased the dividend by 15%, […]

Archer Daniels Midland: The World Needs To Eat


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Illinois based Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) traces its roots back over 110 years to a partnership between George Archer and John Daniels in 1902; their business was to crush linseed. After working together for 21 years they acquired Midland Linseed Products Company and the Archer Daniels Midland Company as it is known presently was […]

Is Ingredion The Missing Ingredient In Your Portfolio?


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Illinois based Ingredion (INGR) is a global ingredient solutions provider to the food, beverage, brewing and pharmaceutical world.  Think corn, wheat and potatoes being turned into things like sweeteners, starches and fibers. What’s not readily apparent is that many ingredients show up in the rest of your world as well. For instance, did you know […]

Credit Card Companies: Poised To Continue Their Charge


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In true oligopolistic fashion, the credit card industry is dominated by just four players:  Visa (V), MasterCard (MA), American Express (AXP) and Discover (DFS). For instance, here’s a look at the respective market shares over the 2006 to 2012 period:

Aaron’s Leases, You Should Buy


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Atlanta, Georgia based Aaron’s (AAN) is in the business of selling and leasing furniture, electronics and appliances. With more than 2,000 Company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada, Aaron’s has been a strong growth story since being founded as a single operation in 1955. The company operates a little over 60% of the […]

Macy’s ‘Way To Shop’ For A Discount


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With the holiday season in full force, it’s likely that many of you have browsed your fair share of shopping aisles. Now this could – and likely does – mean any one of a variety of retailers. Yet Cincinnati, Ohio based Macy’s (M) and this time of year tend to go hand-in-hand – after-all it’s […]

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