Consumer Staples, a troubled partnership

Consumer Staples, a troubled partnership
  • Pininvest Analysis

A favorite saying of W Buffet – and of many other thoughtful investors – is to follow businesses ‘they can understand’ – though undoubtedly the ‘understanding’ of Mr Buffet is beyond the scope of most mere mortals

Consumer staples – the basics of food and personal care – have been thriving for decades on the ‘understanding’ of everyday clients in the market place, who may also, in some cases, be investors

This market place could be best defined as a confrontational partnership – food & care conglomerates relying on powerful distribution networks in a dogfight over margins all the while in mutual interdependence

As new trends emerge, favoring smaller stores, distributing local produce and chipping away at powerful brands, the durability of this partnership is open to questioning

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Consumer Staples, a troubled partnership • Updated:

Name Ticker Exchange Sector Industry Currency Cur.Price Mkt.Cap Perf. Vol. Risk Contrib. MDD
 
Altria Group MO NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Tobacco Products USD 36.64 68 B -30.4% 34%   3% -46%
Anheuser-Busch Inbev Sa BUD NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Beverages - Diversified USD 42.99 73 B -46.4% 39%   2% -65%
British American Tobacco BTI NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Tobacco Products USD 32.32 79 B -16.1% 34%   4% -39%
Brown-Forman class B BF_B NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Beverages - Wineries & Distillers USD 54.50 - 3.9% 35%   6% -35%
Campbell Soup Company CPB NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Packaged Foods USD 44.19 13 B 19.6% 29%   5% -23%
Coca-Cola Company KO NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Beverages - Diversified USD 42.81 184 B -5.2% 28%   5% -38%
Colgate-Palmolive CL NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Cosmetics & Personal Care USD 65.26 56 B -2.3% 31%   5% -23%
Constellation Brands STZ NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Beverages - Wineries & Distillers USD 144.88 28 B -16.1% 41%   5% -50%
Danone DANOY OTC Consumer Non-Durables Food - Major Diversified USD 12.24 - -18.3% 26%   3% -35%
Diageo Plc DEO NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Beverages - Diversified USD 125.71 82 B -21.0% 30%   4% -42%
General Mills GIS NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Food - Major Diversified USD 51.82 31 B 3.9% 29%   4% -21%
Imperial Brands IMBBF OTC Consumer Non-Durables Tobacco Products USD 16.48 - -45.8% 43%   2% -52%
Kimberly-Clark KMB NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Cosmetics & Personal Care USD 124.89 43 B 4.2% 30%   5% -24%
L'Oreal LRLCY OTC Consumer Non-Durables Cosmetics & Personal Care USD 53.41 - 0.6% 32%   5% -26%
Mondelez International Inc MDLZ NASDAQ Consumer Non-Durables Food - Major Diversified USD 47.89 69 B -2.4% 31%   5% -30%
Nestlé NSRGY OTC Consumer Non-Durables Food - Major Diversified USD 102.44 - 10.3% 22%   4% -19%
Pepsi Cola PEP NASDAQ Consumer Non-Durables Beverages - Coffee, Tea & Soft Drinks USD 120.46 167 B 1.4% 34%   6% -29%
Pernod Ricard PDRDY OTC Consumer Non-Durables Beverages - Wineries & Distillers USD 29.08 - -17.5% 26%   3% -33%
Philip Morris International Inc PM NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Tobacco Products USD 69.15 108 B -16.5% 38%   5% -33%
Procter & Gamble PG NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Cosmetics & Personal Care USD 110.17 272 B 8.7% 31%   6% -23%
Reckitt Benckiser RBGLY OTC Consumer Non-Durables Cosmetics & Personal Care USD 15.21 - -7.6% 30%   4% -25%
The Clorox Company CLX NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Household Products USD 173.19 22 B 10.5% 28%   4% -16%
Unilever NV (ADR) UN NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Food - Major Diversified USD 47.29 69 B -15.9% 28%   4% -33%