• Kraft Heinz Stock Pops Up In The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust

    A reader of this site recently asked what Warren Buffett and Bill Gates might see in Kraft Heinz (KHC). It’s a good question given the stock’s struggles: Kraft shares have dropped from above $90 per share in 2017 to $38.40 currently with only around $11.15 per share in cumulative dividend cash to cushion the blow. […]

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev Has A Dollar Problem

    Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) has significantly underperformed mega-cap consumer defensive stocks since it closed on the SABMiller acquisition in late 2016. Back then, the BUD ADSs that trade in New York changed hands for around $130 per share. Currently, they change hands for $61.85 per share, while shareholders only collected around $12 per share in dividend […]

  • The Flip Side To Procter & Gamble’s Recent Success

    My view for a long time has been that ultra-high quality defensive stocks should be afforded extra leeway during periods of business-level stagnation. Procter & Gamble (PG) provides a good case study for this. Among the many thousands of publicly listed firms there are relatively few that match the business of selling brands like Tide, […]

  • Bank of America Stock Gets A Whole Lot Cheaper

    Well, it has certainly been an interesting week for the banking industry. The failure of Silicon Valley Bank has sent bank stocks into a tailspin. The regionals and smaller niche lenders have fared the worst, but even the big money center banks like Bank of America (BAC) have been caught up in the maelstrom.

  • McDonald’s: Wading Through Some Slight Macro Issues

    At $263.45 at time of writing, McDonald’s (MCD) stock is within 6% of its record high reached in Q4 CY2022. While the macro environment has deteriorated for restaurant operators, McDonald’s stock has proven resistant on (1) a business model that largely shields it from restaurant-level economics, and (2) a relatively flat P/E ratio that has […]