The packaged-foods merger makes sense from a strategic standpoint, says Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser . Plus, the Fed guessing game continues, and more.
Recent data looks a little soft, but a better housing market should buoy up the weaker areas of the economy and make for a steady, staid 2015, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
ITC boasts much higher returns on capital and significantly lower risk than other utilities thanks to its friendlier regulatory situation, says Morningstar's Matt Coffina.
After lowering our forecast for oil and gas prices, fair values across the energy sector have generally dropped, but some E&P and midstream names are reasonably valued, says Morningstar's Matt Coffina.
The exact timing of an ultimate rate hike shouldn't worry long-term investors. Plus, FedEx outdoes UPS, Oracle stands its ground, and more.
A balanced approach to dividend income and growth generates the best risk-adjusted outcome, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.
It was a good year for wide-moat stocks overall, but Exxon, Amazon, and a few others lagged the market, says Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser .
With inflation still low, a faster rate hike is not a foregone conclusion, says Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser . Plus, one step forward, one step back for Greece, and more.
Though both are preferable to accumulating cash, paying dividends is a better method for preserving shareholder value, says Morningstar's Matt Coffina.
The robust earnings growth of recent years is unsustainable and will probably slow to 4% to 6% over the long run, says Morningstar's Matt Coffina.