Big Cap Stocks in the Consumer Non-Cyclical Sector With High Current Ratios

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about the most liquid large cap companies in the Basic Materials sector.  Liquidity is measured by the company’s current ratio, which is the ratio of its current assets to its current liabilities.  Current assets are liquid assets that can be readily converted to cash, or which are cash, and current liabilities are those liabilities (debts) due within the next quarter (90 days).  A current ratio higher than one indicates that the company has more current assets than it does current liabilities.  A current ratio lower than one indicates that the company may have trouble paying its short-term debts with cash and cash equivalents on hand.  The minimum market capitalization for this screen is $10 billion.

  • Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW): This company has current assets of $8,859,000,000 against current liabilities of $1,986,000,000, for a current ratio of 4.46. The stock recently traded at $13.20 and its market capitalization is $20,738,820,000. About the company: Corning Incorporated is a global, technology-based company. The Company produces optical fiber, cable, and photonic components for the telecommunications industry, as well as manufactures glass panels, funnels, liquid crystal display glass and projection video lens assemblies for the information display industry.
  • Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR): This company has current assets of $495,269,000 against current liabilities of $238,055,000, for a current ratio of 2.08. The stock recently traded at $98.05 and its market capitalization is $15,010,700,000. About the company: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. roasts Arabica coffees and offers various coffee selections. The Company’s products include single-origin, estate, certified organic, Fair Trade, signature blends, and flavored coffees sold under the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters brand. Green Mountain serves offices, supermarkets, and convenience stores, and operates a direct mail business.
  • Lorillard Inc. (NYSE:LO): This company has current assets of $2,935,000,000 against current liabilities of $1,426,000,000, for a current ratio of 2.06. The stock recently traded at $99.76 and its market capitalization is $13,810,200,000. About the company: Lorillard, Inc. manufactures and sells cigarettes. The Company produces cigarettes for both the premium and discount segments of the domestic cigarette market for sale to distributors and retailers in the United States.
  • The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL): This company has current assets of $3,121,000,000 against current liabilities of $1,572,200,000, for a current ratio of 1.99. The stock recently traded at $91.37 and its market capitalization is $17,961,080,000. About the company: The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets a wide range of skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products. The Company’s products are sold in countries and territories around the world.
  • Diageo plc (ADR) (NYSE:DEO): This company has current assets of $11,274,741,733 against current liabilities of $6,396,372,363, for a current ratio of 1.76. The stock recently traded at $73.19 and its market capitalization is $45,848,401,184. About the company: Diageo plc produces, distills and markets alcoholic beverages. The Company’s premium drinks brands include Smirnoff, J&B, Johnnie Walker, Jose Cuervo, Seagrams, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray, Baileys, Harp, and Guinness Stout.
  • BRF Brasil Foods SA(ADR) (NYSE:BRFS): This company has current assets of $5,991,349,411 against current liabilities of $3,458,045,413, for a current ratio of 1.73. The stock recently traded at $17.17 and its market capitalization is $14,962,214,068. About the company: BRF-Brasil Foods SA is a food processor in Latin America. The Company raises chickens to produce poultry products. Brasil Foods also processes frozen pastas, soybeans and their derivatives, and distributes frozen vegetables. The Company’s core business is chilled and frozen food. The Company has offices in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe.
  • The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY): This company has current assets of $2,005,217,000 against current liabilities of $1,298,845,000, for a current ratio of 1.54. The stock recently traded at $54.74 and its market capitalization is $11,753,580,000. About the company: The Hershey Company manufactures chocolate and sugar confectionery products. The Company’s principal products include confectionery and snack products; gum and mint refreshment products; and food and beverage enhancers such as baking ingredients, toppings and beverages.
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition CO (NYSE:MJN): This company has current assets of $1,449,000,000 against current liabilities of $976,100,000, for a current ratio of 1.48. The stock recently traded at $66.04 and its market capitalization is $13,468,430,000. About the company: Mead Johnson Nutrition Company manufactures nutritional products for infants, children, and expectant and nursing mothers. The Company markets its products in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
  • Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL): This company has current assets of $1,869,900,000 against current liabilities of $1,324,800,000, for a current ratio of 1.41. The stock recently traded at $44.75 and its market capitalization is $10,380,130,000. About the company: Ecolab Inc. develops and markets products and services for the hospitality, institutional, and industrial markets. The Company provides cleaning, sanitizing, pest elimination, and maintenance products, systems, and services. Ecolab provides its services to hotels and restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, light industry, and other customers located worldwide.
  • Sara Lee Corp. (NYSE:SLE): This company has current assets of $3,810,000,000 against current liabilities of $2,723,000,000, for a current ratio of 1.40. The stock recently traded at $17.31 and its market capitalization is $10,128,090,000. About the company: Sara Lee Corporation manufactures and markets brand-name products for consumers throughout the world. The Company is focused primarily on the meats, baking, beverage and household products categories.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from screener.co.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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