Ralcorp Holdings: Enjoy a Good Bowl of Recession

Nov.13.08 | About: ConAgra Foods, (CAG)

Bloomberg TV ran a nice story on Ralcorp (RAH) yesterday morning. RAH produces generic foods and recently purchased Post cereals from Kraft (KFT).

In this economy more consumers are going to trade down to cheaper (or as we say in economics, inferior) priced goods. RAH should benefit from this shift in consumer purchasing habits.

Furthermore, RAH products are in the consumer staples sector which is rather inelastic relative to price changes. Lastly, input prices for RAH are in steady decline. In the most recent issue of the LakeView Restaurant and Food Chain Newsletter I discussed RAH in greater detail.

Disclosure: At the time of this Blog entry Scott Rothbort, his family and or clients of LakeView Asset Management, LLC was long shares of RAH --- although positions can change at any time.