Mosaic Co. ( MOS) produces phosphate and potash crop nutrients. With its P/E of 13.6, the stock has experienced much more subdued gains this year (3.3%). Wall Street price targets are seen just below $85 (which is a massive 46% above current levels), creating excellent opportunity for a investors with a one-year time horizon. Traditional favorite General Mills ( GIS) is another option for those focused on dividends. General Mills has increased its dividend by 65% in the last five years, shows institutional ownership of 70%, and offers a forward yield of 3.2%. The stock has seen a substantial run so far this year but can still be viewed as a viable option for those with multi-year investment horizons.
Soup Man's dual product approach (offering its items in both restaurants and supermarkets) has been touted as advantageous by CEOs at its larger competitors. Soupman recently increased its distribution partnerships, adding more than 200 Harris Teeter stores to its list of active customers. Plans for continued national expansion make SOUP a solid long-term investment choice for investors looking to add to growth portfolios. Food prices have been on the rise for most of the last decade, and most indicators suggest that these trends will not end anytime soon. Population growth puts upward pressure on food demand and global supply levels have encountered numerous factors that limit output potential. This bullish scenario for food companies has received long-term validation from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, which projects that global food output will need to increase by 70% before 2050 in order to keep pace with global population trends. This adds to the safety of long-term investments in this space as the above-listed companies benefit from the consistent cash flow that is generated by these factors. These companies also benefit from regular dividend offerings and are shielded from many of the risks associated with the use of new technology items. For more investing tips, binary options strategies and forex trading signals, visit Marketbulls.net. At the time of publication the author had no position in any of the stocks mentioned. This article was written by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.