Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN), the largest meat producer in the US, today announced financial results for the third quarter of its 2014 fiscal year (3QFY14; ended June 28), before the market opened. The company reported adjusted per-share earnings (EPS) of $0.75, missing the consensus estimate by three cents.
Tiffany & Co. (TIF) opened in the green today and its shares continued on an upward trend in early trading after the jewelry retailer reported performance results for the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year (1QFY15; ended April 30, 2014) that beat analysts’ estimates by a huge margin. Investors’ confidence in the stock strengthened further when the management raised its full-year guidance as well.
By Stephen Rosenman:Philip Morris International (PM), Altria (MO), and Kraft (KFT) - three dominating staples stocks. How kind Altria has been to its shareholders: Not only a strong stock performance by big MO but the welcome addition of the Philip Morris International and Kraft spin-offs.
By Spencer Knight:
Blue-chip stocks are great investment decisions for a number of reasons. One of the most important reasons is that blue-chip companies are supposed to be strong enough to withstand economic turmoil. A second reason to invest in blue chips is the history of paying a dividend. In theory blue chips are strong enough to continually pay and increase their dividend regardless of the economic environment.