Consumer Stocks Slump Creates Value Opportunities

Consumer staples stocks have been one of the "great disasters" of 2018, but that's led to compelling valuations in certain areas, fund managers tell us

David Brenchley 8 October, 2018 | 8:23AM

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Consumer staples stocks are oft known as ‘defensive’ investments, popular in times of stock  market uncertainty. Historically, these companies, which produce or sell products that are always in demand, have served investors well, with growing, secure and reliable dividends.

But in the past 12-18 months, that defensive status has come under threat. “Consumer staples companies have been one of the great disasters of this year,” claims Simon Edelsten, manager of Morningstar Silver Rated Mid Wynd International (MWY).

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
British American Tobacco PLC2,543.50 GBP0.00
Britvic PLC831.50 GBP0.00
City of London Ord329.53 GBP0.93
Coca-Cola Co47.72 USD0.00
Colgate-Palmolive Co76.65 USD0.00
Diageo PLC2,568.00 GBP0.00
General Mills Inc63.75 USD0.00
Guinness Global Equity Income Y GBP Acc16.77 GBP0.24
Imperial Brands PLC1,262.50 GBP0.00
Invesco Global Opportunities UK Z Acc623.11 GBP-1.41
Japan Tobacco Inc1,987.00 JPY0.00
Kellogg Co69.02 USD0.00
L'Oreal SA276.00 EUR0.00
M&G Global Dividend GBP I Acc326.48 GBP0.60
Mid Wynd International Inv Tr PLC O Inc636.00 GBP-0.16
Nestle SA107.90 CHF0.00
Philip Morris International Inc78.37 USD0.00
Procter & Gamble Co134.10 USD0.00
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC7,498.00 GBP0.00
The Kraft Heinz Co34.79 USD0.00
Walmart Inc131.88 USD0.00
Whitbread PLC2,447.00 GBP0.00

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