B&G Foods is intriguing to Enterprising Investors but does not qualify for the Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor has some major concerns and in fact the only requirements of the investor type which the company passes are the earnings stability and earnings growth.
ConAgra Foods is suitable for both Defensive Investors and Enterprising Investors. The company passes all of the Defensive Investor’s requirements except the current ratio, and even though the Enterprising Investor is concerned with the high level of debt relative to current assets, the company qualifies for both investor types because it is suitable for Defensive Investors.
Archer Daniels Midland is suitable for either the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor. For the Defensive Investor, the only concern is the low current ratio, and the Enterprising Investor’s concern is the lack of earnings growth over the last five years.
General Mills is not suitable for either the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor. For the Defensive Investor, the company’s current ratio is too low and the PB ratio is too high.