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McDonald’s (MCD) Stock Analysis

McDonald’s is the largest food service retailer in the world with over 36,000 locations in 120 countries. The value-priced menu centers around their hamburgers and cheeseburgers. Iconic menu items include the Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, Filet-O-Fish, Chicken McNuggets, World Famous Fries, and more recently McCafe beverages and McFlurry desserts.

The fast casual category is very mature and growing chains such as Five Guys, In-N-Out Burger, and Shake Shack put pressure on McDonald’ s to keep prices low and/or upgrade their product offerings. It’s a tough business. Find out whether MCD is a good investment or not.

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PepsiCo (PEP) Dividend Stock Analysis

PepsiCo (PEP) is the global leader in the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of food (52%) and beverages (48%). PepsiCo concentrates on convenience items that “go from package to consumption in seconds”.

PepsiCo has a wide economic moat because of its dominant snack brands. Competitive advantages include economies of scale, an adapting product line, strategic assets, and barriers to entry. The dominating distribution network and marketing prowess of PepsiCo allow it to successfully add products that are gaining favor with consumers.

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Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM) Stock Analysis

Archer-Daniels Midland Co is a processor of oilseeds, corn, wheat, cocoa, and other feedstuffs and is a manufacturer of vegetable oil and protein meal, corn sweeteners, flour, biodiesel, ethanol, and other value-added food and feed ingredients.

ADM has sustainable competitive advantages such as size, a far reaching global research and development network, global transportation networks, a state of the art culinary center, plus processing plants, storage, and laboratories that offer barriers to entry that disadvantage smaller regional competitors.

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Parker-Hannifin (PH) Stock Analysis

Parker-Hannifin (PH) is a world leader as a manufacturer of motion systems, flow and process control technologies, filtration & engineering materials (approx. 80% of revenues), and aerospace systems (approx. 20% of revenues).

The company manufacturers thousands of individual parts in many product groups including hydraulics, automation, fluid connectors, instrumentation, filtration, engineered materials, and aerospace. The company operates in the United States and 49 other countries.

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Lowe’s Companies (LOW) Stock Analysis

Lowe’s (LOW) operates over 1850 home improvement and hardware stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. With over 59 billion in revenues, Lowe’s is the second largest home improvement retailer in the world.

LOW is an extremely shareholder friendly company. In addition to 53 consecutive years of dividend increases, the company has invested 18 billion dollars in the last 5 years to purchasing its own stock.

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Emerson Electric (EMR) Stock Analysis

Emerson is a global diversified manufacturing and solutions company. EMR combines technology and engineering to help customers innovate to improve productivity and efficiency.

This Dividend King has a strong global presence (more that 150 countries) with a little more than one-half of EMR revenues coming from overseas. The company has a deep and varied product portfolio complemented by a stellar reputation and strong brand.

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Dover (DOV) Stock Analysis

Dover owns and operates a portfolio (conglomerate) of more than 40 companies. DOV has a dual strategy of organic growth and strategic acquisitions and strives to have each of its companies number one or number two in its business. Then they use their global scale, operational agility, and bundled technologies in a manner that competitors find hard to replicate (moat).

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AbbVie (ABBV) Dividend Analyzer Analysis

AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 (spin-off from Abbott Laboratories). The company’s mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people, and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world’s greatest health challenges.
The Company is engaged in the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of a broad line of pharmaceutical products for treating chronic autoimmune diseases, virology and neurological disorders.

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Kimberly-Clark (KMB) Dividend Analyzer Analysis

Kimberly-Clark is a global leader (175+ countries) in health and hygiene products. Nearly one-quarter of the world’s population uses a Kimberly-Clark product everyday.

Kimberly-Clark holds the number 1 or 2 market share position in over 80 countries for their brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Poise, and Depend.

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Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Stock Analysis

Johnson & Johnson is an investment holding company involved in the research and development, manufacture and sale of pharmaceuticals, hygienic products, and surgical equipment. The company is one of the most trusted brands in the world.

JNJ it one of the most consistent earnings grower in history with 32 consecutive years of adjusted earning increases and 54 consecutive years of dividend increases. This is a phenomenal record of growth and consistency.

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Wal-Mart (WMT) Stock Analysis

Wal-Mart Stores Inc operates over 11,500 discount retail stores that serve over 260 million customers a week in 28 different countries. Retail is in a period of disruption. Customers want great prices and the ultimate in convenience. Wal-Mart is investing heavily in people and technology to deliver the shopping experience customers want. Is the stock a good investment?

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