This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

5 Rocket Stocks to Buy for Fall Gains

H.J. Heinz

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

When most people think of H.J. Heinz (HNZ), they think of ketchup. But there's a lot more to Heinz's business than that.

Even though the popular "57 varieties" tag line created by Henry Heinz in 1896 was basically made up at the time, the firm boasts a massive product portfolio today. Besides its namesake brand, Heinz also produces everything from soup and baby food to Ore-Ida frozen French fries.

>>10 Century-Old Blue-Chips Still Earning Their Keep

I'm not trying to downplay the importance of condiments to the Pittsburgh-based firm: Heinz brand accounts for approximately 40% of the firm's total sales, with restaurants contributing around 15% to HZN's top line. While rising input costs have been a challenge for Heinz in the last couple of years, the firm has done a commendable job of keeping its net margins around that double-digit mark. Going forward a pullback in soft commodity prices should help improve profitability.

Close to two-thirds of Heinz's sales come from abroad right now. While that's been a detractor because of the strength of the dollar as a flight-to-quality asset, Heinz's international positioning is a positive that should ultimately have some tailwinds as other currencies start to pick up strength.

In the meantime, the firm's dollar-denominated 3.7% dividend yield should keep investors interested in shares.

5 of 6

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG
HNZ $72.49 0.00%
ACN $93.36 0.00%
BAX $69.43 0.00%
EXPE $101.69 0.00%
UTX $115.44 0.00%

Markets

DOW 18,024.06 +183.54 1.03%
S&P 500 2,108.29 +22.78 1.09%
NASDAQ 5,005.3910 +63.9670 1.29%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs