Hormel Foods
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Hormel Foods is responsible for many of our prepackaged meats and other consumable products. Brand that you will be familiar with are Jennie-O Turkey and Spam, which are all household names in their respective categories. Being in the industry is not all bad because foods such as Spam are what I would consider recession proof, and may even pick up sales when the market begins to retract. However, this is a highly competitive arena and there are many different players. Let us take a look at their most recent quarterly numbers to gain a better understanding of where the company currently stands.

 fundamentals food   hormel foods consumer defensive packaged foods food products
Goodyear Tire
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

An essential part to any car are the wheels are what carry us to and from our destinations. Certainly one of the most trusted parts of the car, Goodyear has been a mainstay in this market for quite some time. However, in a not so distant past, Firestone had their issues with tires that certainly destroyed brand image. There is no room for error in product quality, and Goodyear has been a company to stand by their products time and time again. Let us take a look at a recent 8-K filing and we can how the company has done recently on a fundamental level.

 fundamentals cars   goodyear tire consumer cyclical rubber & plastics automobiles and trucks
PVH Corp
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

You may not know the company by their corporation, but you certainly recognize some of their brands, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger. Certainly those names have pull in the clothing market, but as people are always changing their fashion sense, it is crucial for these companies to stay on top of everything. Also, being the names they are, we connect those brands with quality, which in my personal experience is very accurate. However, as the retail climate begins shifting, it is important for them to understand what the consumer wants in order to succeed.

 fundamentals retail   pvh corp consumer clothing and shoe manufacturers consumer cyclical apparel manufacturing
TripAdvisor
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

As people travel and want to go places, they are always in need of hotels and travel accommodations. TripAdvisor services help the person find everything they need with one easy website. If you take a step back, certainly the services they offer are great, but they really are helping people save time. Saving time is crucial because people don’t want to sit around finding everything when someone can do it for them. Check out the website and take a look for yourself. Now, let us jump over to a recent 8-K filing and look at their most recent quarterly numbers.

 fundamentals services   tripadvisor consumer hotels travel and leisure consumer cyclical leisure
3M Company
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

The recent year has proved to be a solid one for investors, and provides optimism for potential investors. 3M is in many different areas of the market place, but many people know them for simple items such as adhesives for wall mounts and other simple household items. This company has a healthy stock price and has been around for quite some time. Certainly there are others that are within the same industry, but 3M is almost a household name to some. Let us take a look at their most recent 8-K filing for detailed numbers on fourth quarter and full year highlights for 2016.

 fundamentals other   3m industrials diversified industrials medical equipment
Aflac Incorporated
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Aflac is the insurance company that we all know by the duck that quacks saying “Aflac”. One of the most well known brands in the game, they certainly are up there with the highest of brand recognition. However, they are exposed to the same risks that other players in the insurance industry. Aflac is a company that certainly has to live up to expectations and seems to be doing so, but let us take a look at their most recent numbers and let the fundamentals do the talking.

 fundamentals services   aflac incorporated financial services insurance - life insurance
Church Dwight
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Church and Dwight Co. is the company that brings us the Arm & Hammer branded products. We use these for our clothes and other cleaning situations, as well as personal hygiene. According to the President and CEO Matthew T. Farrell, he is pleased with organic sales and earnings growth. Certainly there is more to company than just a brand, but when the brand is well known and has been around, it is crucial that the brand image stays healthy, otherwise people may begin switching to the competition.

 fundamentals retail   church dwight consumer defensive household & personal products consumer goods
Conagra Brands
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Conagra Brands sells food products with familiar brands such as Slim Jim. Being in this category and in this market sector is great for investors because they sell products that most need on a regular basis. I would not go as far as saying the company is recession proof, but they certainly will fair better than other companies and could be a great addition to your portfolio. Also, it is important to compare this company against others as many are in the same market place. 

 fundamentals food   conagra brands consumer defensive packaged foods food products
Harley Davidson
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Motorcycles have been a staple in America for years and popularity grows as new models and faster bikes are created. Harley Davidson has been able to dominate their market with brand image and product quality. People tend to have a certain mindset towards a Harley Davidson motorcycles and it allows them to stand out among their competition. There are even clubs and communities that are created around the brand, allowing people to show off their custom and limited edition creations. A brand that has this following has done something right for a long time. Now, let us take a look at their fundamentals and see if the numbers are matching the brand image. 

 fundamentals cars   harley davidson consumer cyclical recreational vehicles consumer goods
Humana
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Humana is a company that is in the healthcare insurance industry. Insurance covers many different market sectors and products, but what makes the healthcare sector more volatile is that the new Trump administration is going to repeal Obamacare, changing the landscape of insurance coverage once again. Sure the company has to contend with the obvious competition and regulation, but having to contend with the government is just another aspect you have to keep in mind before investing. Now, let us take a look at their most recent quarterly number to see if they are on the right track.

 fundamentals services   humana healthcare health care plans insurance

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