Tootsie Roll Industries Inc.NYSE
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  • Wed, Oct. 5, 8:43 AM
    • Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) had declared $0.09/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Payable Oct. 20; for shareholders of record Oct. 10; ex-div Oct. 5.
    | Wed, Oct. 5, 8:43 AM
  • Apr. 13, 2015, 1:06 PM
    • Wal-Mart's (WMT) strategy to increasing pricing pressure on suppliers is likely to be felt by some consumer products giants.
    • Though larger suppliers have more leverage with Wal-Mart than smaller companies, an impact on margins could still be felt.
    • Listed below are the estimated annual revenue and percentage of total revenue derived from the Bentonville retail giant for some CPG firms.
    • Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG): $12B to mark 14% of total revenue.
    • PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP): $8B, 12% of total revenue.
    • Kraft Foods (NASDAQ:KRFT): $4.7B, 26% of total revenue.
    • Kellogg (NYSE:K): $3.1B, 21% of total revenue.
    • Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB): $1.6B, 19% of total revenue.
    • J.M. Smucker (NYSE:SJM): $2.35B, 30% of total revenue.
    • Clorox (NYSE:CLX): $1.5B, 26% of total revenue.
    • Hillshire Brands (NYSE:TSN): $1.1B, 27% of total revenue.
    • Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ:GMCR): $799M, 17% of total revenue.
    • Energizer (NYSE:ENR): $748M, 17.2% of total revenue.
    • Tootsie Roll (NYSE:TR): $129M. 23.7% of total revenue.
    • Data compiled by the Cincinnati Enquirer
    | Apr. 13, 2015, 1:06 PM | 9 Comments
  • Mar. 18, 2015, 3:16 PM
    • Tootsie Roll (TR +0.5%) is seen as a likely takeout target with more shareholders pressuring the Gordon family to sell the struggling candy seller free.
    • Berkshire's See Candies division has been mentioned by analysts as a potential acquirer.
    • Shares of Tootsie Roll are up 8.3% YTD.
    | Mar. 18, 2015, 3:16 PM | 1 Comment
  • Feb. 19, 2015, 3:06 PM
    • New recommendations from the USDA's Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee call for reduced consumption of sugar in the U.S. in order to help alleviate obesity.
    • tax on foods with high sugar content has been part of the discussion.
    • Analysis from the group on sugar supplement aspartame was mixed.
    • The consumption of sodas by children is of particular concern to the group which also issued broader guidelines on dietary health.
    • Food lobbyists are expected to challenge some of the proposals.
    • Related stocks: KRFT, MDLZ, PEP, KO, HSY, RMCF, MNST, TR.
    | Feb. 19, 2015, 3:06 PM | 13 Comments
  • Jan. 21, 2015, 1:03 PM
    • Shares of Tootsie Roll (TR +5.8%) trade higher on heavy volume after CEO Melvin Gordon dies at the age of 95.
    • The company has been known for keeping a tight lid on information.
    • Earnings conference calls and presentations at industry events haven't been its style.
    | Jan. 21, 2015, 1:03 PM | 7 Comments
  • Aug. 22, 2012, 5:26 PM

    Tootsie Roll (TR) management has largely cut itself off from the world, shunning journalists and refusing to hold quarterly earnings calls, but at some point a sale makes sense, a Gabelli analyst says. But with anemic growth and shrinking profit margins in recent years, and the lack of a publicly disclosed succession plan for the 92-year-old CEO, no one really knows what's next.

    | Aug. 22, 2012, 5:26 PM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 29, 2011, 10:39 AM

    TRW Automotive (TR +6.4%) gains after a report says the cost of collision-avoidance systems utilizing radar and cameras will be low enough to be mass produced shortly. A TRW rep predicts in 10 years every car will be equipped with a forward-looking camera to assist drivers.

    | Aug. 29, 2011, 10:39 AM
  • Jul. 25, 2010, 10:15 AM

    London-based hedge fund manager Anthony Ward has "chocolate lovers crying into their Cadbury wrappers" and candy makers on edge after cornerning the market in cocoa, buying a market-moving 7% of annual global production and helping drive cocoa prices to a 30-year high.

    | Jul. 25, 2010, 10:15 AM | 1 Comment