Issuer Ranking: U.S. Consumer Products Companies, Strongest To Weakest May 10

  • ID: 1827556
  • May 2010
  • Region: United States
  • Standard & Poors
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  • ACCO Brands Corp.
  • Briggs & Stratton Corp.
  • Dean Foods Co.
  • Kraft Heinz Foods Company
  • Prestige Brands Inc.
  • Sysco Corp.
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The U.S. consumer products companies we rate are classed in an array of subsectors, including packaged food, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, tobacco, household products, apparel, personal care, appliances, lawn care, home and office furniture, agriproducts, commodity foods, cosmetics, and service companies. About 32% of the companies are in the more stable investment-grade category, with the remaining 68% in the more volatile speculative-grade category. In 2009, downgrades outnumbered upgrades in the sector by about 1.2 to 1.0 as of April 15, 2010. This ratio improved from 17 downgrades for every one upgrade for the same period in 2009. About 21% of issuers in the sector have either a negative outlook or are on CreditWatch with negative implications. Only about 10% of...

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- Aramark Services, Inc.
- Alberto-Culver Co.
- Beam Suntory Inc.
- American Greetings Corp.
- Archer Daniels Midland Co.
- Avon Products Inc.
- Campbell Soup Co.
- Dole Food Co. Inc.
- Clorox Co.
- The Coca-Cola Co.
- Colgate-Palmolive Co.
- ConAgra Foods Inc.
- General Mills Inc.
- Kraft Heinz Foods Company
- The Hershey Co.
- Hormel Foods Corp.
- Kellogg Co.
- Kimberly-Clark Corp.
- Levi Strauss & Co.
- Lorillard Inc.
- McCormick & Co. Inc.
- Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc.
- PepsiCo Inc.
- PVH Corp.
- Procter & Gamble Co.
- Southern States Cooperative Inc.
- Sysco Corp.
- Unifi Inc.
- Chiquita Brands International Inc.
- Universal Corp.
- VF Corp.
- Whirlpool Corp.
- Cargill Inc.
- Land O'Lakes Inc.
- S.C. Johnson & Son Inc.
- Welch Foods Inc.
- The Hillshire Brands Co.
- American Crystal Sugar Co.
- Brown-Forman Corp.
- Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
- Altria Group Inc.
- Church & Dwight Co. Inc.
- Constellation Brands Inc.
- Warnaco Group Inc.
- Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.
- Sealy Corp.
- Newell Brands Inc.
- The Toro Co.
- Interface Inc.
- NIKE Inc.
- Molson Coors Brewing Co.
- Alliance One International Inc.
- The ServiceMaster Co.
- Tyson Foods Inc.
- Revlon Consumer Products Corp.
- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.
- Ralcorp Holdings Inc.
- Big Heart Pet Brands
- Dean Foods Co.
- American Safety Razor Co.
- Dairy Farmers of America Inc.
- Knoll Inc.
- Simmons Bedding Co.
- Tupperware Brands Corp.
- Spectrum Brands Inc.
- Central Garden & Pet Co.
- Carter's Inc.
- Steinway Musical Instruments Inc.
- Tandus Flooring Inc.
- Briggs & Stratton Corp.
- Elizabeth Arden Inc.
- Bunge Ltd.
- B&G Foods Inc.
- Herman Miller Inc.
- NBTY Inc.
- Amscan Holdings Inc.
- Smithfield Foods Inc.
- Alliance Laundry Systems LLC
- Jones Group Inc.
- Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.
- Russell Hobbs Inc.
- Mohawk Industries Inc.
- Bellisio Foods Inc.
- Corrections Corp. of America
- Central Parking Corp.
- Perry Ellis International Inc.
- The Estee Lauder Cos. Inc.
- Blyth Inc.
- St. John Knits International Inc.
- Ingredion Inc.
- Weight Watchers International Inc.
- International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
- Ralph Lauren Corp.
- Kate Spade & Co.
- Cintas Corp.
- Steelcase Inc.
- Mondelez International Inc.
- Michael Foods Inc.
- Flowers Foods Inc.
- Libbey Inc.
- Jarden Corp.
- Oxford Industries Inc.
- Hunter Fan Co.
- The GEO Group Inc.
- Corporate Risk Holdings LLC
- DS Services of America Inc.
- Pinnacle Foods Group LLC
- Reddy Ice Holdings Inc.
- Herbalife Ltd.
- Prestige Brands Inc.
- The Hillman Group Inc.
- Cornell Cos. Inc.
- Maidenform Brands Inc.
- Da-Lite Screen Co. Inc.
- AdvancePierre Foods Inc.
- Ames True Temper Inc.
- Allied Security Holdings LLC
- BRG Sports Inc.
- ASG Consolidated LLC
- Windsor Quality Food Co. Ltd.
- Coinmach Service Corp.
- Fender Musical Instruments Corp.
- CTI Foods Holding Co. LLC
- Rafaella Apparel Group Inc.
- Rexair LLC
- ACCO Brands Corp.
- Quiksilver Inc.
- Mac-Gray Corp.
- Serta International Holdco LLC
- Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.
- Quality Home Brands Holdings LLC
- MAFCO Worldwide Corp.
- Wm. Bolthouse Farms Inc.
- Vi-Jon Inc.
- U.S. Security Holdings Inc.
- Reynolds American Inc.
- Hanesbrands Inc.
- Hamilton Beach Brands Inc.
- Renfro Corp.
- Radio Systems Corp.
- Gold Toe Moretz Holdings Corp
- totes Isotoner Corp.
- The Yankee Candle Co. Inc.
- philosophy Inc.
- Advance Food Co.
- The Sun Products Corp.
- Iconix Brand Group Inc.
- Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc.
- The Gavilon Group LLC
- Bacardi Limited
- Mead Johnson Nutrition Co.
- Bumble Bee Holdings Inc.
- TreeHouse Foods Inc.
- Shearer's Foods LLC
- Provo Craft & Novelty Inc.
- American Residential Services LLC

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