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  1. Kraft Chairman Cahill to Replace Vernon as CEO; Shares Up - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (KRFT) announced that Chairman, John Cahill, would replace Tony Vernon as the chief executive officer ...
  2. Whirlpool (WHR) Hits 52-Week High on Strong Forward Outlook ...

    December 19, 2014
    Shares of Whirlpool Corp. (WHR) touched a 52-week high of $192.44 on Dec 18, 2014 before eventually closing at $190.52 after ...
  3. Wal-Mart to Heighten Poultry Safety Measures to Curb Risks - ...

    December 19, 2014
    In order to protect consumers against foodborne diseases, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has decided to strengthen its poultry ...
  4. Apollo Global (APO) Invests $570M in Leighton's Services Arm ...

    December 18, 2014
    Apollo Global Management, LLC (APO) is set to buy half of the services arm of Australia's biggest builder, Leighton Holdings ...
  5. Celanese (CE) to Increase Price of Acetic Anhydride - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Celanese (CE) has decided to hike the prices of list and off-list selling prices for acetic anhydride.
  6. Bruker Unveils bioAFM System for High Resolution Imaging - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Bruker's (BRKR) BioScope Resolve provides real-time correlation of atomic force microscopy and optical microscopy data sets
  7. Citigroup (C) Keeps Traders' Bonus Unchanged from 2013 - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Citigroup Inc.'s (C) 2014-end bonus pool for its traders will be kept unchanged from 2013, despite declining trading revenues ...
  8. Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (CBD) Hits 52-Week Low - ...

    December 17, 2014
    Shares of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (CBD) dropped to a 52-week low of $34.55 on Dec 16 and eventually closed at ...
  9. Actavis to Appeal Ruling Regarding Namenda IR Sales - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Actavis plc (ACT) announced its decision to file an emergency appeal for an immediate overturn of the lower court ruling ...
  10. Kroger's Customer 1st Strategy Supports Consistent Growth - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    A dominant position among the nation's largest grocery retailers enables Kroger (KR) to expand its store base and boost market ...
  11. DuPont (DD) Clinches Defense Contract for Nomex Fibers - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    DuPont (DD) announced that its DuPont Protection Technologies unit has won a contract worth $1.8 million with the Defense ...
  12. Pharma Industry Outlook: M&A, Licensing Abound - Industry Outlook

    November 18, 2014
    Pharma Industry Outlook: M&A, Licensing Abound - Industry Outlook
  13. Are You Ignoring The Indicator That Could Save Your Portfolio?

    November 13, 2014
    With thousands of publicly traded companies out there, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which stocks to buy. Now ...
  14. Don't Ignore The Indicator That Could Revamp Your Investments

    November 13, 2014
    With thousands of publicly traded companies out there, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which stocks to buy. Now ...
  15. Meet The 5 Companies Loving Obamacare

    November 4, 2014
    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) implemented many measures at the beginning of 2014. Amid these changes, stocks responded accordingly. ...
  16. Tech Giants' Office Demands Driving 2 REITs To 52-Week Highs

    October 29, 2014
    While Google Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) continues to play the role of "Ms. Pac-Man" by gobbling up prime Silicon Valley office locations ...
  17. 5 Stocks To Watch Ahead Of Halloween

    October 21, 2014
    The upcoming holiday offers something to look forward to for candy and snack food makers such as Hershey Co (NYSE: FOXA). ...
  18. Are Cost-Control Measures Driving Consumer Staples? - Industry ...

    October 13, 2014
    Are Cost-Control Measures Driving Consumer Staples? - Industry Outlook
  19. Barron's Recap: What's Next For Fidelity?

    October 5, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: the future of Fidelity, an exclusive interview with Bond King Bill Gross, the Barron's ...
  20. Geopolitics and the Market - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 11, 2014
    Pre-market sentiment is indicating a weak open for today's session, weighed down by Fed and geopolitical concerns.
  21. Looking Ahead to Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    September 10, 2014
    Looking Ahead to Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  22. 4 Kraft Divisions Ripe For Spinoff (And Some Possible Suitors)

    August 29, 2014
    BMO Capital analyst Kenneth Zaslow published a note last week suggesting Kraft (NYSE: KRFT) should consider spinning off ...
  23. Hedge-Fund Mastermind Steve Cohen Just Bought These 4 Stocks

    August 20, 2014
    Hedge fund managers are known to risk some of their own cash alongside investor's money to show they have “skin ...
  24. The Top Four Investments This Guru Made In August

    August 20, 2014
    Hedge fund managers are known to risk some of their own cash alongside investor's money to show they have “skin ...
  25. 5 Drug Companies Profiting From Generics

    August 4, 2014
    Leading generic drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical (NYSE: TEVA) posted better-than-expected earnings last week and raised its ...
  26. Retail Begins Picking It Up - Industry Outlook

    July 15, 2014
    Retail Begins Picking It Up - Industry Outlook
  27. Bear of the Day: Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust (CHKR) - Bear ...

    July 9, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust (CHKR) - Bear of the Day
  28. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of June 16: FedEx, Oracle ...

    June 14, 2014
    Scheduled quarterly reports from BlackBerry (NASDAQ: earnings front. Analysts are looking for year-over-year growth on the ...
  29. REITs: Something to Build On - Industry Outlook

    June 12, 2014
    REITs: Something to Build On - Industry Outlook
  30. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 13, 2014
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  31. How To Follow The Private Equity Money Into The Energy Sector

    March 11, 2014
    One of the best ways to identify sectors that are undervalued, with huge rebound potential over the next few years, is to ...
  32. Follow the Private Equity Money, Into The Energy Sector

    March 11, 2014
    One of the best ways to identify sectors that are undervalued, with huge rebound potential over the next few years, is to ...
  33. #PreMarket Primer: Thursday, March 6: Ukrainian Crisis Pressures ...

    March 6, 2014
    The Obama administration has come under pressure to ease regulations on US natural gas exports in light of the current situation ...
  34. The future of shale gas could be located in the “land down under.” Featuring vast unconventional reserves, a stable government and already in place midstream infrastructure, analyst’s peg Australia as the next big thing in shale gas.

    The Next Hottest Shale Play Is Down Under

    January 21, 2014
    The future of shale gas could be located in the “land down under.” Featuring vast unconventional reserves, a stable government ...
  35. Bull of the Day: KKR & Co. (KKR) - Bull of the Day

    December 20, 2013
    Bull of the Day: KKR & Co. (KKR) - Bull of the Day
  36. To Taper or Not To Taper... - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 9, 2013
    We may be beginning to embark on a new, somewhat dangerous, period of "newslessness."
  37. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of December 2

    December 1, 2013
    Quarterly reports from retailers Kroger (NYSE: DG) will be among the highlights this week. A couple of Chinese solar companies ...
  38. Consumer staples could still be a value based on historical data. Investors may not want to abandon the producers of toilet paper, cereals and cigarettes just yet.

    Now Is The Time To Buy Consumer Staples Stocks

    November 20, 2013
    As the markets have swooned, so have many boring sectors. That includes consumer staples stocks. Still, the sector could ...
  39. Invest Like The Super-Rich With This 7.2% Yielder

    October 31, 2013
    Ever wonder how the super-rich manage their investments and retire on that private island with afternoon mojitos? A big part ...
  40. Grocery chains have been holding up remarkably well and it might be time to take a closer look at Safeway.

    It's Time To Check Out Supermarket Stocks

    October 16, 2013
    Grocery chains have been holding up remarkably well, much better that the companies that were supposedly going to eat their ...
  41. Recent hot IPOs has many regular investors salivating at the chance to participate in start-ups and private equity.

    Private Equity For Retail Investors

    October 11, 2013
    Recent hot IPOs has many regular investors salivating at the chance to participate in start-ups and private equity. With ...
  42. Australia is often overlooked by investors, but now could be the time to invest.

    Make A Play For The Land Down Under

    October 7, 2013
    Australia is often overlooked by investors. However, the nation’s commodity sector is the envy of the world. That key contributor ...
  43. Akorn Scores A Rare Win-Win Acquisition

    August 27, 2013
    Akorn builds value by buying Hi-Tech
  44. Waiting For Hormel To Get Cheaper Isn't Getting Any Easier

    August 22, 2013
    Even with margin underperformance, the Street is staying in Hormel's corner
  45. Hain Celestial's Valuation Already Incorporates Strong Expectations

    August 22, 2013
    Hain Celestial has strong top-line growth, but margins continue to lag more traditional food rivals
  46. History Suggests Street Will Get Over “Disappointing” Smucker ...

    August 21, 2013
    Smucker isn't cheap, but worries about K-Cup growth seem a little overdone.
  47. Pricing Still A Long-Term Risk, But Illumina Continues To Build ...

    August 15, 2013
    Pricing Still A Long-Term Risk, But Illumina Continues To Build A Sequencing Fortress Between the disruptions created by ...
  48. Weaker Organic Growth Creating An Opportunity In Nestle

    August 12, 2013
    Slightly underwhelming organic growth has created an opportunity in Nestle shares for long-term investors
  49. Weight Watchers Goes On A Diet--Time To Buy?

    August 7, 2013
    Weight Watchers stock hit a 52-week low August 2 on dismal second-quarter results. The weight-loss company faces increased ...
  50. Wall Street All In On Kraft's Improvement Potential

    August 6, 2013
    Kraft has the quality, but Wall Street's cheering section has the stock trading at fair value.
  51. Saks Accepts $16 - Is That Enough?

    July 31, 2013
    Saks announced July 29 that it was accepting the Hudson's Bay Company's $2.9 billion dollar acquisition offer. Bringing Saks ...
  52. 3-Year Review: Best & Worst ETFs In Each Sector

    July 31, 2013
    In the last few years, investors have slowly found their way back to equity markets as more lucrative opportunities continue ...
  53. BRF S.A. Serves Up A Feast For Investors

    July 30, 2013
    Strong margin improvements boost results even as domestic demand comes under pressure.
  54. Time To Get Defensive With ETFs

    July 26, 2013
    With some storm clouds beginning to form over the global economy, investors may want to consider thinking about moving some ...
  55. Soda Companies Went Flat In Q2

    July 25, 2013
    Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) and Dr. Pepper Snapple (NYSE:DPS) all sold less soda in the second quarter. Which, ...
  56. If Mining Rally is Legitimate, Don't Forget These ETFs

    July 24, 2013
    Traders appear to be taking some profits in gold miners and the corresponding ETFs Wednesday and that is not surprising. ...
  57. Kroger Leverages Its Strength To Get Even Stronger

    July 9, 2013
    Buying Harris Teeter could be a very savvy long-term move, but only if Kroger leaves it alone.
  58. ConAgra Does Appear To Be On A Better Path

    June 27, 2013
    ConAgra hasn't answered every question, but signs of progress are evident.
  59. General Mills Getting Back To Norm

    June 27, 2013
    Results at General Mills were as expected, and some of the momentum seems to be leaving the valuation
  60. Men's Wearhouse Fires Co-Founder: Should You Fire Its Stock?

    June 21, 2013
    Men's Wearhouse (NYSE:MW) unceremoniously fired George Zimmer as its Executive Chairman June 19. The co-founder is well known ...
  61. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    June 21, 2013
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  62. Onex or Nielsen: Which is the Better Buy?

    June 19, 2013
    Toronto-based Onex (OTC:ONEXF) completed its acquisition of Nielsen Holdings' (NYSE:NLSN) exhibition business June 18 for ...
  63. EPR Prices Notes to Repay Debt - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    In order to pay off the outstanding debts, EPR priced an underwritten equity offering of 5.250% Senior Notes worth $275 million.
  64. Strong Buy on Kearny Financial - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kearny Financial Corp. to a Zacks Rank #1 on June 12, 2013.
  65. New Nespresso Compatible Pods from MDLZ - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    Mondelez International recently announced the introduction of a new range of espresso capsules which will be compatible with ...
  66. Annie's Still A High Growth-High Multiple Proposition

    June 11, 2013
    Annie's continues its rapid growth, but the valuation already baked this in
  67. Walmart Boosts Shareholder Return - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    The board of Walmart has authorized the repurchase of $15 million worth of shares. This new buyback program will replace ...
  68. Smucker Does Alright, But The Street Goes Away Disappointed

    June 7, 2013
    Smucker's solid quarter is overshadowed by softer sales, particularly in K-cup coffee.
  69. AmazonFresh: Good Or Bad Move For The Stock?

    June 5, 2013
    AmazonFresh, Amazon's online grocery business, is moving out of the testing phase and into Los Angeles, and then San Francisco ...
  70. Strong Growth Can Help United Natural Foods Grow Into Its Multiple

    May 29, 2013
    United Natural Foods continues to grow at a double-digit rate, but the valuation is already rich.
  71. The Fresh Market Facing Its First Real Challenge

    May 29, 2013
    If The Fresh Market can reignite its comp-store growth, momentum investors should return.
  72. Claire's: Should You Accessorize With Its IPO?

    May 13, 2013
    Apollo Global Management is taking accessories retailer Claire's public. Should you get in on this IPO? I'll take a look.
  73. Mondelez Isn't As Good As Nestle, But Priced Like It Is

    May 8, 2013
    Investors seem to bullish on Mondelez, given the relative performance at Kellogg and Nestle.
  74. Are These 3 Retailers Ready To Go Private?

    April 30, 2013
    Bloomberg ran an article April 29 speculating that Rue 21, Abercrombie & Fitch and Aeropostale are all possible private equity ...
  75. Fairway Group Gets The Green

    April 18, 2013
    Grocery store chain Fairway Group (Nasdaq:FWM) sold 16.7 million shares at $13 in its IPO debut April 16. In its first day ...
  76. Pinnacle Foods Gains 11% In IPO Debut--Now What?

    April 2, 2013
    Blackstone Group brought Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF) to market March 28. The maker of Vlasic pickles and other well known brands ...
  77. Mondelez Misses in 4Q, EPS View Up - Analyst Blog

    February 14, 2013
    Mondelez International Inc. (MDLZ) missed on both the top and bottom lines in its fourth quarter 2012 mainly due to currency ...
  78. Annie's Surfing A Rising Tide In Food

    February 14, 2013
    Annie's is expensive, but that won't necessarily preclude more gains.
  79. Tessera Remains on Transition Path - Analyst Blog

    February 8, 2013
    Tessera Technologies (TSRA) reported a fourth-quarter net loss of 25 cents, which was lower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  80. Raymond James Beats on High Rev - Analyst Blog

    January 24, 2013
    Raymond James Financial Inc.'s (RJF) fiscal first-quarter 2013 (ended Dec 31) earnings per share came in at 69 cents, beating ...
  81. High Paid Manufacturing Turns to U.S. - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    Outsourcing or offshoring has had a profound effect on the U.S. job market. Industries such as textiles, toys, shoes and ...
  82. Walmart Joins Health Care Program - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has announced its decision to join the Arkansas Payment Improvement Initiative (APII) ...
  83. Cerberus to Buy Parts of Supervalu - Analyst Blog

    January 8, 2013
    Rumor has it that leading grocery chain Supervalu Inc. (SVU) has finally found a potential buyer in private equity firm Cerberus ...
  84. Food Stocks To Watch In 2013

    December 10, 2012
    This article discusses food stocks investors should pay attention to in 2013.
  85. Volatile Smithfield Delivers A Good Quarter

    December 10, 2012
    Smithfield surprises the Street with better margins.
  86. Dean Foods Checks Another Major Item Off The To-Do List

    December 4, 2012
    Selling Morningstar gives Dean Foods more cash for debt reduction.
  87. Upgrades & Downgrades

    November 29, 2012
    New York, November 29th (TradersHuddle.com) – Following are some of the upgrades and downgrades before the market open. Activision ...
  88. Vulcan Materials and Other Capital Goods Stocks Making Big Moves ...

    November 29, 2012
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq up 0.5%, the S&P 500 increasing 0.5% and the Dow climbing 0.4%. The capital ...
  89. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Gives The Street A Jolt

    November 28, 2012
    Green Mountain may not be as doomed as the shorts hope.
  90. Kraft Foods Initiated at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    November 28, 2012
    We have initiated coverage on Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (KRFT) with a Neutral recommendation and a target price of $48.00. ...
  91. Blackstone to Offload Alliant Stake - Analyst Blog

    November 27, 2012
    Last week, The Blackstone Group LP (BX) announced an agreement to divest its entire stake in Alliant Insurance Services, ...
  92. Goldman to Offload USI for $2.3B - Analyst Blog

    November 27, 2012
    On Monday, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners VI, a private equity fund of The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), agreed to divest ...
  93. Earnings Preview: Kroger - Analyst Blog

    November 26, 2012
    The Kroger Company (KR), one of the largest grocery retailers and an S&P 500 company, is slated to report its first-quarter ...
  94. Hormel Can't Escape The Retail Tarpits

    November 22, 2012
    It may be best to continue to wait on the sidelines until a market pullback or a Hormel-specific freakout gives investors ...
  95. Even With A So-So Quarter, Smucker Looks Worth Watching

    November 19, 2012
    Smucker is treading water in a tough market.
  96. KRFT's First Result Shows Strength - Analyst Blog

    November 7, 2012
    Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (KRFT), which was recently spun off from the old Kraft Foods, reported its first quarterly results. ...
  97. PepsiCo Shows That Snacks And Sodas Aren't Bulletproof

    October 18, 2012
    PepsiCo is doing all right, but the valuation seems demanding.
  98. Geoffrey Chomps Down On The Tablet Market

    October 16, 2012
    Toys "R" Us is introducing the Tabeo, a feature-rich tablet device for kids, available exclusively through its retail channels. ...
  99. Basic Materials Stocks, Including Silver Wheaton Corp, Making ...

    October 4, 2012
    Currently, the Nasdaq has been relatively flat, the S&P 500 is trading up 0.4% and the Dow is up 0.5%. The basic materials ...
  100. Australia ETF Investing 101 - ETF News And Commentary

    September 20, 2012
    With a robust record of strong growth rates, above par capital market performance and strong macro-economic fundamentals ...
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