08 May 2013 — by Phil Lassiter
Category Beverages (Nonalcoholic), Business, Consumer/Non-Cyclical, Food Processing, GIS, Investing, KO, KRFT, Market News, PCRTF, PEP, PURE, Sectors, Stocks, STVF, Trading
By Phil Lassiter
Stevia First Corp. (STVF) is a small $25 million company that operates in an enormous $100 billion sweetener market. Its targeted market is in stevia, the all-natural sweetener, a business that is expected to reach $2 billion by next year and is expected to continue growing at 30%; not bad for an industry that was just $20 million in 2008. Hence with the size and growth of this market, a small company with a much-needed technology could create substantial gains.
The Upside In Eliminating Stevia’s Aftertaste
Stevia is one of the fastest growing industries in the secular market due to the fact that we as consumers want good tasting food and drink without the calories or health risks. Stevia is much sweeter than sugar but has zero calories and does not cause health problems or tooth decay. Its only negative is that it leaves a lingering after-taste, which has kept many large food and beverage companies such as PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE:PEP) or General Mills Inc. (NYSE:GIS) from partnering or acquiring stevia-based companies. However, the problem of a lingering aftertaste may have changed with Stevia First Corporation (OTCMKTS:STVF), and that could present a great investment opportunity. Read More
By Robert Reich
In the election of 1952 my father voted for Dwight Eisenhower. When I asked him why he explained that “FDR’s debt” was still burdening the economy — and that I and my children and my grandchildren would be paying it down for as long as we lived.
I was only six years old and had no idea what a “debt” was, let alone FDR’s. But I had nightmares about it for weeks.
Yet as the years went by my father stopped talking about “FDR’s debt,” and since I was old enough to know something about economics I never worried about it. My children have never once mentioned FDR’s debt. My four-year-old grandchild hasn’t uttered a single word about it. Read More
29 Apr 2013 — by Dutch Trader
Category APHY, BIOS, Business, Consumer/Non-Cyclical, Healthcare, Investing, Market News, PMC, Retail (Drugs), Sectors, Stocks
By Dutch Trader
In 2012, Americans filled more than 4 billion prescriptions at 62,000 retail, mail, and specialty pharmacies. The largest U.S. pharmacies ranked by total prescription you will find in the table below, some of these companies offer also specialty pharmacy services (CVS Caremark and Express Scripts). I believe that specialty pharmacies offer a great opportunity for investors that want to stay ahead of the curve.
Specialty drugs have seen an enormous boost within the pharmaceutical marketplace over the past several years. According to future-trending reports specialty drugs will account for the majority of new drug approvals in coming years and they will consume approximately 40% of health plan’s drug spending by 2020. Read More
24 Apr 2013 — by Glen S. Woods
Category Agricultural, Beverages (Nonalcoholic), Business, Consumer/Non-Cyclical, Food Processing, Investing, KO, KRFT, Market News, Sectors, Stocks, STVF, Trading
By Glen S. Woods
Stevia is unquestionably the fastest growing of all zero calorie sugar substitutes on the market. The global market for stevia rose from roughly $20 million in 2008 to an estimated range between $800 million to $2 billion in 2011. Furthermore, stevia is forecasted to continue to see a 30% growth rate through 2016. Sales of Cargill’s stevia-based sweetener, Truvia, jumped 73.7% between 2009 and 2010. Today Truvia accounts for 58% of stevia-based tabletop sweeteners sold, and has a retail value of $45 million, or 9.1% of the sales of the sugar substitutes in the U.S. Read More
23 Apr 2013 — by Demian Russian
Category Auto and Truck Manufacturers, Automotive, Broadcasting and Cable TV, Investing, Market News, Media, Sectors, Services, SIRI, Stocks, Trading
By Demian Russian
Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) and BMW of North America have jointly announced that BMW and MINI new vehicle customers will now receive a one-year subscription to SiriusXM’s All Access Package, including satellite and Internet radio access, with the purchase of any satellite radio equipped model year 2013 or newer BMW vehicle, MINI vehicle or BMW Motorcycle. Sirius XM Radio’s All Access Package is SiriusXM’s most complete programming package, offering access to all premium channels as well as SiriusXM Internet Radio. Read More