Description: Kraft Foods is a member of the S&P 500 and is the largest U.S. branded food and beverage company. The company is the second largest in the world.
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Comments: Updated: 12-22-2008
KFT’s leading global market position has allowed it to build a strong balance sheet and cash flows. The company has used its cash flow to pay increasing dividends and currently has a generous yield in excess of 4%. Due to the relatively stable nature of the company’s end markets, the stock should benefit from investors looking for defensive or lower-risk investments. Risks include execution of internal restructuring, competitive conditions, higher input costs and possible disappointing consumer acceptance of new product introductions.