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    Earnings Report

    Kraft Heinz Reported 2Q15 Results after the Merger

    On August 10, the Kraft Heinz Company reported its 2Q15 results for Kraft Foods and H.J. Heinz for the periods ending June 27 and June 28, respectively.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Miscellaneous

    How PG’s Valuation Looks Now

    As of March 8, PG was trading at a 12-month forward PE ratio of 22.7x. The company is now trading at a higher valuation multiple than the S&P 500 Index.

    By Amit Singh
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    Earnings Report

    Here’s What’s behind PG’s Fiscal 3Q17 Bottom Line Beat

    Procter & Gamble reported its fiscal 3Q17 results on April 26, 2017. Its adjusted EPS of $0.96 exceeded Wall Street’s consensus estimate of $0.94 and jumped 11.6% YoY (year-over-year), thanks to lower taxes.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Ingredion Acquired Sun Flour’s Rice Starch and Rice Flour Business

    Ingredion (INGR) has a market cap of $9.7 billion. It rose by 0.87% to close at $134.02 per share on August 17, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    B&G Foods Had a Strong Performance in 3Q15

    B&G Foods reported strong GAAP net income of $19.8 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, for 3Q15—compared to a reported net loss of $4.4 million in 3Q14.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    New Turf for the Epic Coke and Pepsi Face-Off

    Both beverage giants have recorded positive segment revenue, earnings, and cash flow, but PepsiCo has a better valuation than Coca-Cola.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Procter & Gamble’s Margins Are Expected to Expand

    Procter & Gamble (PG) has embarked on a restructuring plan that aims to reduce costs and generate healthy margins.

    By Amit Singh
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    Earnings Report

    Key Drivers behind Colgate-Palmolive’s 4Q16 Margin Expansion

    Colgate-Palmolive (CL) reported a rise of 160 basis points in its gross margins for 4Q16. In 2016, its gross margins rose 140 basis points.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Why Did Procter & Gamble’s Margin Expand?

    Procter & Gamble (PG) reported an expansion by 80 basis points in its gross margin in fiscal 2Q17, which ended on December 31, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s the Latest News on Mondelēz International?

    Mondelēz International (MDLZ) has a market cap of $70.0 billion. It rose 0.29% to close at $45.03 per share on January 18, 2017.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Hormel Foods Made a Change in Its Management Team

    Hormel Foods (HRL) has a market cap of $19.2 billion. It rose 2.3% to close at $36.35 per share on January 17, 2017.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Piper Jaffray Rated Hormel Foods as ‘Overweight’

    Hormel Foods (HRL) has a market cap of $18.7 billion. It fell 2.1% and closed at $35.58 per share on January 9, 2017.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s the Latest News on Hormel Foods?

    In fiscal 2016, Hormel Foods (HRL) reported net sales of $9.5 billion, a rise of 2.8% year-over-year.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s the Latest News on Ingredion?

    Ingredion (INGR) reported 3Q16 net sales of $1.5 billion, which represents a rise of 3.6%, compared to $1.4 billion in 3Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Hormel Foods International Names Gadsden Asia-Pacific President

    Hormel Foods (HRL) rose 2.0% to close at $35.31 per share during the third week of December 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Inside General Mills’ Fiscal 2Q17 Earnings

    General Mills fell 2.6% to close at $61.45 per share on December 20, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were -3.6%, 0.31%, and 9.7%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ingredion Incorporated Acquired TIC Gums

    Ingredion rose 0.06% to close at $125.37 per share on December 20. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were 0.06%, 3.7%, and 32.4%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    RBC Capital Markets Downgrades General Mills to ‘Sector Perform’

    General Mills declared a quarterly dividend of $0.48 per share on its common stock.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Mondelēz International Rises again on Takeover Speculation

    There was a rumor in the second week of November 2016 that Kraft Heinz would acquire Mondelēz if 3G Capital would finance the acquisition.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    General Mills Declares Dividend of $0.48 Per Share

    General Mills fell 1.4% to close at $62.87 per share on December 14. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were -0.19%, 2.7%, and 12.3%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Mondelēz International Declares a Dividend of $0.19 per Share

    Mondelēz International’s (MDLZ) net income and earnings per share fell to $548.0 million and $0.35, respectively, in 3Q16, compared with $7.3 billion and $4.46, respectively, in 3Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ingredion Has Declared a Dividend

    Ingredion (INGR) has a market cap of $8.9 billion. It rose 0.77% to close at $124.42 per share on December 9, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    General Mills Announces New Structure to Increase Growth

    General Mills (GIS) reported fiscal 1Q17 net sales of $3.9 billion, a fall of 7.1% from its net sales of $4.2 billion in fiscal 1Q16.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    KeyBanc Capital Markets Rated Hormel Foods as ‘Sector Weight’

    Hormel Foods (HRL) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.17 per share on its common stock. The dividend will be paid on February 15, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 17, 2017.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    General Mills Partners with USDA in Habitat Initiative

    General Mills (GIS) reported fiscal 1Q17 net sales of $3.9 billion, a fall of 7.1% from its net sales of $4.2 billion in fiscal 1Q16.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ingredion Has Declared a Quarterly Dividend

    Ingredion (INGR) rose 0.32% to close at $129.28 per share during the third week of September 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Société Générale Rated Ingredion as a ‘Hold’

    Ingredion (INGR) has a market cap of $10.1 billion. It rose by 0.51% to close at $139.64 per share on September 7, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    Mead Johnson Nutrition Reports Higher Operating Profit for 2Q16

    For fiscal 2Q16, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN) reported that its operating profit rose 10% compared to the prior year’s corresponding quarter to $230 million on a constant-currency basis.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    Ingredion’s Top and Bottom Lines Rose in 2Q16

    Ingredion’s (INGR) stock price rose by 0.35% to close at $133.24 per share during the fourth week of July 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    How Has Pilgrim’s Pride Made Room for Strategic Investments?

    Consistent with its strategy to improve capital structure and generate shareholder value, Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC) paid $700 million, or $2.75 per share, in special dividends.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    Mondelēz International Reports Mixed Results for 2Q16

    Mondelēz International (MDLZ) has a market cap of $68.3 billion. It fell by 2.9% to close at $43.94 per share on July 27, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    How the Stronger Dollar and Market Dynamics Affected MJN in 1Q16

    On a YoY (year-over-year) basis, revenue fell 20% to $962 million as compared to revenue of around $1.1 billion in 1Q15.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    How Much Did J.M. Smucker Return to Shareholders in Fiscal 2016?

    The J.M. Smucker Company (SJM) returned $750 million worth of cash to its shareholders in fiscal 2016 in the form of dividends and share repurchases.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Will Mondelez International and Kraft Heinz Face a Lawsuit?

    Mondelez International (MDLZ) has a market cap of $64.2 billion. Its stock fell by 2.1% to close at $41.38 per share on June 27, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    What Could Cast a Shadow on ConAgra’s EPS in Fiscal 4Q16?

    Analysts expect ConAgra’s adjusted EPS to be $0.52 in fiscal 4Q16—compared to 4Q15 EPS of $0.59. It represents a decline of 12%.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Hormel Foods Declared Quarterly Dividend of 14.5 Cents per Share

    Hormel Foods (HRL) has a market cap of $18.7 billion. It fell by 0.20% to close at $34.80 per share on May 24, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Pinnacle’s 2016 Outlook, Update on Boulder Brands Acquisition

    Pinnacle Foods (PF) expects the adjusted diluted EPS (earnings per share) to be $2.08–$2.13. It includes the benefit of the Boulder Brands acquisition.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Is The Fresh Market Based and Where Is It Expanding?

    The Fresh Market believes that it can achieve better returns by expanding in markets within or closer to its existing markets.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Where’s Whole Foods’ Headed in 2016?

    Whole Foods has been anticipating a sales growth of 3% to 5% in fiscal 2016 (compared to 8.4% growth in fiscal 2015) with flat-to-negative same-store sales.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Sprouts Farmers Markets Wins First Place in Financial Performance

    Sprouts Farmers Market has given a consistent financial performance, registering a spectacular top line of 54.8% CAGR between fiscal 2010 and fiscal 2014.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Sprouts Farmers Market to Follow a Rapid Expansion Strategy

    Sprouts Farmers Market feels that it has lots of room for expansion. It anticipates its store count can increase six-fold, reaching 1,200 stores in the US.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Closer Look at Sprouts Farmers Market’s Business Strategies

    Sprouts has been expanding its private label menu by introducing new and innovative products. As of 3Q15, it offered more than 1,700 private-label items.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Key Business Overview of Sprouts Farmers Market

    Sprouts is a value player in the organic grocery sector, selling groceries at competitive prices from small-box stores averaging 28,000–30,000 square feet.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    How B&G Foods Performed in the Second Quarter of 2015

    B&G Foods’s (BGS) 2Q15 net sales fell by 4.6% to $193.6 million from $202.9 million in 2Q14.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Importance of Owning Both Defensive and Cyclical Stocks

    Cyclical industries like technology and financials tend to perform differently from defensive industries like utilities and consumer staples.

    By Heather Pelant
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