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 39.05 73 B -13.6% 35%   4% -40%
Anheuser-Busch Inbev Sa BUD NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Beverages - Diversified USD 46.88 79 B -41.3% 44%   2% -65%
British American Tobacco BTI NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Tobacco Products USD 40.08 98 B 23.4% 36%   5% -39%
Brown-Forman class B BF_B NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Beverages - Wineries & Distillers USD 65.93 - 32.6% 38%   7% -35%
Campbell Soup Company CPB NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Packaged Foods USD 50.98 15 B 44.3% 31%   5% -23%
Coca-Cola Company KO NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Beverages - Diversified USD 46.68 200 B -1.7% 32%   4% -38%
Colgate-Palmolive CL NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Cosmetics & Personal Care USD 72.33 62 B 6.4% 32%   5% -23%
Constellation Brands STZ NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Beverages - Wineries & Distillers USD 172.70 33 B -0.4% 44%   5% -50%
Danone DANOY OTC Consumer Non-Durables Food - Major Diversified USD 13.68 - -14.5% 29%   3% -35%
Diageo Plc DEO NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Beverages - Diversified USD 140.61 91 B -14.2% 32%   3% -42%
General Mills GIS NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Food - Major Diversified USD 63.04 38 B 31.5% 30%   4% -21%
Imperial Brands IMBBF OTC Consumer Non-Durables Tobacco Products USD 17.75 - -18.1% 50%   2% -42%
Kimberly-Clark KMB NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Cosmetics & Personal Care USD 141.44 48 B 13.8% 31%   5% -24%
L'Oreal LRLCY OTC Consumer Non-Durables Cosmetics & Personal Care USD 58.35 - 9.0% 35%   5% -26%
Mondelez International Inc MDLZ NASDAQ Consumer Non-Durables Food - Major Diversified USD 52.12 74 B 4.7% 33%   5% -30%
Nestlé NSRGY OTC Consumer Non-Durables Food - Major Diversified USD 108.03 - 11.8% 23%   4% -19%
Pepsi Cola PEP NASDAQ Consumer Non-Durables Beverages - Coffee, Tea & Soft Drinks USD 131.55 183 B 5.8% 36%   6% -29%
Pernod Ricard PDRDY OTC Consumer Non-Durables Beverages - Wineries & Distillers USD 31.33 - -9.5% 30%   3% -33%
Philip Morris International Inc PM NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Tobacco Products USD 73.36 114 B 1.1% 40%   5% -33%
Procter & Gamble PG NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Cosmetics & Personal Care USD 115.92 287 B 15.6% 33%   5% -23%
Reckitt Benckiser RBGLY OTC Consumer Non-Durables Cosmetics & Personal Care USD 17.88 - 13.9% 31%   4% -25%
The Clorox Company CLX NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Household Products USD 206.25 26 B 41.4% 28%   4% -16%
Unilever NV (ADR) UN NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Food - Major Diversified USD 51.52 75 B -11.4% 30%   4% -33%