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         Hormel Foods: A Beaten-Down Dividend King That's Worth A Closer Look

         Hormel: Sell-Off Doesn't Mean It's Cheap

         Dividends Forever! Hormel Foods Is More Than Just Spam

 

 

Hormel Foods: A Beaten-Down Dividend King That's Worth A Closer Look

About: Hormel Foods (HRL)

 

Simply Safe Dividends

via Seeking Alpha - Jun.15.17

 

Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL) is one of the truly elite stocks when it comes to consistent dividend growth and shareholder value creation.

 

Thanks to 51 straight years of dividend increases Hormel is now a dividend king, a group of stocks that have historically been some of the most successful at growing investor income and wealth.

 

Best of all, this highly recession resistant, low risk stock, which has grown its payout by 10.8% annually over the last 20 years, has underperformed the market by nearly 20% over the past year.

 

Letís take a closer look to see why Wall Street has become so negative about Hormel and if now could be a reasonable time for long-term investors to give the stock closer consideration as part of a diversified dividend growth portfolio.

 

Business Overview

 

Founded in 1891 in Austin, Minnesota, Hormel Foods has proven to be one of the most resilient food providers in the world. The companyís well-known brands include Skippy peanut butter, SPAM meat, Dinty Moore stew, Muscle Milk protein drinks, Wholly Guacamole dips, Jennie-O turkey, and numerous Hormel-branded products.

 

The business operates under five segments:

 

Segments ...

 

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https://seekingalpha.com/article/4081772-hormel-foods-beaten-dividend-king-worth-closer-look

 

 

Hormel: Sell-Off Doesn't Mean It's Cheap

About: Hormel Foods (HRL)

 

Jonathan Wheeler, Seeking Alpha

Jun.14.17

 

Summary

 

         Hormel has an outstanding operating history and deserves a premium multiple to the market.

 

         The company continues to make the right moves to stay engaged with key demographics, but turkey issues have weighed on results.

 

         Today isn't a terrible time to initiate a position, but I plan on waiting.

 

I am a huge fan of consumer staples companies. There are plenty of reasons for dividend growth investors to enjoy this sector of the market and its resilience is chief among them. These companies sell the products that consumers are least likely to cut out of the budget on grocery trips, regardless of the economic climate. Hormel (NYSE:HRL) is a great example as one of the best companies in the sector for shareholder returns over time. The company has hiked its dividend every year for 51 straight years and its dividend growth rate is still outstanding. I have had the company on my watch list for some time, but haven't pulled the trigger on opening a position. The recent weakness is tempting, with the company ~13% off of its 52-week high, but I think there are still better options in the space and the company has been overvalued for a long time, skewing its shorter term averages...

 

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https://seekingalpha.com/article/4081291-hormel-sell-mean-cheap

 

 

Dividends Forever! Hormel Foods Is More Than Just Spam

About: Hormel Foods (HRL)

 

Best Day Ever

via Seeking Alpha - Jun.13.17

 

Summary

 

         Company has a diversified product line

 

         Management is committed to growing the dividend. HRL has raised its dividend for 51 consecutive years

 

         Stock has sold off since the release of its Q2 2017 financial results

 

With a long-term investing horizon, I do not add positions to my Dividends Forever! portfolio without a firm belief in a company's business model and future. Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL) is my latest addition to the portfolio given its diversified product line, history of increasing dividends for 51 years, and favorable price entry. In 1891, an entrepreneur named George A. Hormel founded Geo. A. Hormel & Company in Austin, Minnesota as a meat packing company. In the late 1930s, Hormel introduced SPAM, the famous canned pork product that became popular with American soldiers in World War II. In recent years, Hormel Foods has expanded its product line with numerous acquisitions. With a dividend yield of 1.96% and a low payout ratio of 41%, the company has room to grow the dividend in the coming years...

 

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https://seekingalpha.com/article/4080993-dividends-forever-hormel-foods-just-spam