Kraft Food (NASDAQ:KRFT)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

The king of comfort food, Kraft is the leading U.S. food company with brands that include Nabisco, Oreo, Oscar Mayer, and, of course, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.

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Player Avatar mrhineheart (31.80) Submitted: 7/20/2010 8:53:12 PM : Underperform Start Price: $25.38 KRFT Score: -41.57

For such a trusted name, debt seems relatively high (.96 debt/equity ratio) and cash flows seem low (price/cash flow over 9). Earnings forecasts are stagnant and the charts are choppy. Nothiing really too appetizing at the moment.

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Member Avatar vinney11 (85.16) Submitted: 9/11/2010 10:07:55 PM
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I guess you're no fan of the Cadbury acquisition. It should (will) give them an avenue to take the $30 Billion in sales they do in developed markets and send it to the emerging world. I expect both volume and margins to jump together. This is the holy grail in today's food business.

Member Avatar PeyDaFool (81.55) Submitted: 9/30/2010 11:14:03 AM
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This is an incredibly good time to pick up some low interest debt while acquiring companies and, subsequently, increasing earnings per share and revenue.

I mean, haven't you tried Cadbury's chocolate? It's freaking delicious!

Member Avatar XMFCinco (29.88) Submitted: 1/22/2011 4:24:33 PM
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vinney you just called a company the holy grail, isn't that maybe a bit of an overstatement? I like them too but easy on the superlatives

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