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. Vol. Contrib. MDD
 
Altria Group MO NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Tobacco Products USD 57.30 107 B -5.7% 26%   5% -34%
Anheuser-Busch Inbev Sa BUD NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Beverages - Diversified USD 82.07 139 B -23.9% 25%   3% -42%
British American Tobacco BTI NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Tobacco Products USD 41.67 102 B -22.6% 29%   3% -48%
Brown-Forman BF_B NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Beverages - Wineries & Distillers USD 45.91 22 B -14.0% 23%   3% -23%
Campbell Soup Company CPB NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Packaged Foods USD 36.56 11 B -13.7% 32%   4% -26%
Clorox Company CLX NYSE Industrial Goods Chemicals - Specialties USD 159.47 20 B 26.3% 24%   7% -13%
Coca-Cola Company KO NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Beverages - Diversified USD 45.41 194 B 7.7% 17%   4% -12%
Colgate-Palmolive Company CL NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Cosmetics & Personal Care USD 66.29 57 B -3.6% 19%   5% -20%
Constellation Brands Inc STZ NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Beverages - Wineries & Distillers USD 171.08 32 B -23.8% 27%   2% -36%
Danone DANOY OTC Consumer Non-Durables Food - Major Diversified USD 15.66 - 0.9% 17%   4% -15%
Diageo Plc DEO NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Beverages - Diversified USD 163.25 110 B 21.8% 16%   4% -13%
General Mills GIS NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Food - Major Diversified USD 47.62 28 B -2.2% 26%   5% -27%
Imperial Brands IMBBF OTC Consumer Non-Durables Tobacco Products USD 34.15 - 5.3% 32%   5% -23%
Kimberly-Clark Corp. KMB NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Cosmetics & Personal Care USD 119.57 41 B 9.5% 23%   6% -14%
L'Oreal LRLCY OTC Consumer Non-Durables Cosmetics & Personal Care USD 53.46 - 24.0% 19%   5% -14%
Mondelez International Inc MDLZ NASDAQ Consumer Non-Durables Food - Major Diversified USD 48.04 70 B 15.2% 18%   5% -12%
Nestle S.A. NSRGY OTC Consumer Non-Durables Food - Major Diversified USD 93.50 - 23.8% 13%   3% -8%
Pepsi Cola PEP NASDAQ Consumer Non-Durables Beverages - Coffee, Tea & Soft Drinks USD 117.27 165 B 7.9% 18%   5% -13%
Pernod Ricard PDRDY OTC Consumer Non-Durables Beverages - Wineries & Distillers USD 35.97 - 11.3% 17%   3% -15%
Philip Morris International Inc PM NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Tobacco Products USD 90.73 141 B -7.5% 29%   6% -36%
Procter & Gamble Company PG NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Cosmetics & Personal Care USD 101.51 254 B 31.8% 19%   6% -10%
Reckitt Benckiser RBGLY OTC Consumer Non-Durables Cosmetics & Personal Care USD 16.87 - 9.1% 24%   4% -21%
Unilever NV (ADR) UN NYSE Consumer Non-Durables Food - Major Diversified USD 57.36 98 B 10.2% 16%   4% -11%