Fred Gordon, The Plain Talk Investor, recommends Chiquita Brands (CQB, NYSE, mid $20s)
"Chiquita Brands, formerly known as United Brands, is a worldwide producer, processor and marketer of bananas, vegetables, and fresh fruit. The company also produces John Morrell meats. We have added the stock as a buy recommendation for our personal portfolio. The company continues to expand on an international basis. 1990 earnings should be near $2.25 per share, with $2.55 to $2.65 a share in sight for 1991."
George Price, The Price Trend, is thumbs up on Sara Lee (SLE, NYSE, low $30s)
"Sara Lee has completed its 13th consecutive year of record earnings. Continued strong volume and profit growth in its coffee and grocery operations have more than offset lower profits in the bakery business. Continued record profits are on tap for 1991, with all areas of the company's business moving forward. This high quality company -- operating in a recession resistant industry -- provides both excellent safety and earnings potential."