Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Tyson Foods, Smithfield Foods, Smucker and Procter & Gamble

   Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Tyson
            Foods, Smithfield Foods, Smucker and Procter & Gamble

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Feb. 26, 2013

CHICAGO, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Zacks Equity Research discusses
the U.S. Consumer Staples, including Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
(Nasdaq:GMCR), Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN), Smithfield Foods (NYSE:SFD), Smucker
(NYSE:SJM) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG).


A synopsis of today's Industry Outlook is presented below. The full article
can be read at 


Despite macroeconomic headwinds, some of these companies have been able to
deliver impressive results and have the potential to grow in the upcoming
quarters. The improved business backdrop is showing up in positive earnings
momentum for consumer staples stocks, resulting in a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong
Buy) for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (Nasdaq:GMCR), Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN)
and Smithfield Foods (NYSE:SFD).

Some attractive Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stocks worth considering are Smucker's
(NYSE:SJM) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG).

Coffee maker Green Mountain's performance turned around in the fourth quarter
of 2012 (ending September) from past few weak quarterly results, driven by the
success of Keurig Single Cup Brewers, single serve packs (K-cups), and
Keurig-related products. The company's margins are improving with favorable
green coffee costs.

The company is focusing on its products through innovations and upgrading its
Keurig brewing system to attract more customers. Green Mountain has raised its
earnings guidance twice for fiscal 2013 in the last two quarters. Green
Mountain appears to be well positioned for growth in the future quarters.

Stabilizing coffee costs also improved the margins at Smucker's. The company
has witnessed year-over-year earnings growth in all the three quarters of
fiscal 2013 (ending April), driven by company's strong portfolio of brands,
focus on innovations and promotional offerings. Moreover, strategic
acquisitions have broadened Smucker's presence across emerging markets and
added popular brands to its portfolio. The company has increased its fiscal
2013 earnings guidance in the last two quarters, reflecting the company's
potential to drive profits in the coming quarters.

Like Green Mountain, the consumer products giant P&G also had a tough fiscal
2012 (ending June). However, the company has implemented some meaningful
changes to re-accelerate its top and bottom-line growth to keep pace with its
peers, which is reflected in its two back-to-back solid quarterly results in
fiscal 2013. In addition, the company's cost savings and productivity
improvement initiatives have improved margins.

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