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But did the 'Santa Claus rally' come too early? the "Fast Money" trading panel wondered.
Vietnamese have historically bought dairy from Nestle, Mead Johnson Nutrition and Dutch Lady. But lower-priced Vinamilk has a 30% share of the domestic market for powdered milk.
Always consider international companies that are comparable to their U.S. counterparts to see if one or the other might give your portfolio an edge up on pure domestic plays.
Paul Laudicina, author of Beating the Global Odds, says companies like Nestle and Coca Cola are doing well for themselves by doing good for society.
Consumer-staples stocks have been left on the shelves and now represent a bargain, some fund managers say.
Warren Buffett is acting appropriately in his role in Kraft's planned takeover of Cadbury, according to a poll of TheStreet.com readers.
It's anybody's guess which company -- Kraft, Cadbury, Hershey, Nestle -- will win the Chocolate War. But as far as Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway are concerned, it might be a no-lose deal -- and Buffett's shrewdest move yet.
Ralston-Purina is flying on news that it will be sold to Nestle, with other stocks also moving sharply.