Consumer Staples Industry Research & Analysis

Consumer Staples Industry Research & Analysis

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Value Indicators

Strengths + Opportunities = 268

Threats + Weaknesses = 179

When strengths & opportunities substantially exceed threats & weaknesses, an investment in the consumer staples industry has great long term potential.

Consumer Staples Industry Research Report

Staple Industry Profile _ (edit/improve) A company that provides a product or service that is essential or necessary to a group of consumers are considered to be in the staple industry. A company that provides staple products involves the basic necessities of life, including food or other products that are considered to be staples. Staples are purchased by consumers in both up and down markets, and often do well during recessions. However, they often don't expand as sharply as others during economic boom times. Staple industries are often competitive but brand recognition often shrouds all other factors. Brand recognition provides an economic moat that protects companies for a significant length of time and provide stability to earnings. Staple products are often produced by companies that have a long history and often offer dividends that grow over time. Staple products often provide stability in investor's portfolios and allow them solid growth over a lengthy period of time.

Staples Industry Research & Analysis: The consumer staple industry includes companies whose sales come from necessary consumer staple purchases such as rent, mortgage and food. Staples Trading Strategy: The consumer staple industry tends to be less sensitive to economic cycles. Look for undervalued staple investments at any time in the business cycle when stock prices are low, and especially during the late stages of a bull markets when investors become more defensive. The global economy is currently in a recession, therefore, investors are rotating money out of consumer staples and into faster growth industries. Upward sloping stock charts and financial news may indicate a selling opportunity while the opposite means that stocks are becoming undervalued.