At Magic Markets, we "eat our own cooking" with our research and this week, we look at some of the recent trades in our portfolio including where we take profit, new ideas and more. Stocks covered in this show include Microsoft, Apple, Meta, Netflix, Tesla, Disney, TripAdvisor, Carnival Corporation, Visa, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo and Yum! Brands.
When we first covered PepsiCo, we thought it would be a strong player in an inflationary environment. We were right about that, with the valuation multiples having moved upwards as a result. But what does the risk-reward position look like now?
With 31 Premium shows behind us, we’ve learnt so much from our detailed research on global stocks. For example, we now know that Lululemon has an incredibly strong brand and direct-to-consumer strategy, with the next results due on 2nd June. We’ve also covered brands like Nike and Starbucks, which have had a tough time recently. In the search for defensive stocks, we’ve previously highlighted Pepsico and Visa as solid companies. Both have comfortably beaten the market this year, down between 3% and 4% in 2022. Simon Property Group is the kind of business that many would choose as a defensive stock, [...]
Use the podcast player below to listen to our discussion on PepsiCo and its Q4’21 result, which accompanies the detailed write-up below: (Date of report: 16 February 2022) Cognitive biases are dangerous. South Africans aren't terribly familiar with Pepsi as a drink, so our subscribers in our home country tend to skip over PepsiCo in favour of other food and beverages groups. This is a pity, as PepsiCo has a proper business that is well worth consideration in an inflationary environment. The group owns brands like Lays, Fritos, Doritos, Lipton and Tostitos. A recent acquisition is the Rockstar energy drink. As [...]