Raw Deal for Kraft Shareholders

dealRecently, Kraft Foods not only froze its dividends, but also attempted an acquisition of Cadbury (CBY). Dividend Growth Investor presented a very good argument to support his decision of holding off a new position in KFT. Certainly, one would tend to believe that KFT coming from the stable of Altria Group (MO) would show dividend friendliness. Its management would understand the real meaning of value or growth. However, recent actions of freezing dividends, stopping share repurchasing, and attempting an acquisition belies the common school of thought.

I had presented stock analysis for CBY and observed that it is good dividend growth company. CBY is an international dividend achiever has been raising its dividends for last 11 years. The most recent dividend increase was in February 2009. Investors holding CBY shares are hedged against international growth, dollar fluctuations, and emerging markets. In addition, it continues to maintain its leadership position in confectionery business with its unparalleled reach across the global, multiple brands, and diversified revenue streams. Therefore, CBY knows its market positioning and brand potential.

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