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Ferrero Gains Nestlé’s US Candy Business—How It Affects Hershey and Mondelēz

23h editors.aws.marketrealist
On Tuesday, January 16, Nestlé announced that it agreed to sell its US confectionary business to Ferrero for $2.8 billion in cash. Nestlé’s confectionary business, which represents about 3.0% of its total US group sales, was losing market share to bigger rivals such as Hershey (HSY) and Mars.  (11-0)

Top Losers in the Consumer Sector on January 8–12

23h editors.aws.marketrealist
Last week, the top losers in the consumer sector were US packaged food companies. Credit Suisse expects the US packaged food industry to modestly underperform the broader market. It expects low-single-digit growth in food companies’ stocks. Shares of Kellogg (K), Hormel Foods (HRL), Campbell Soup (CPB), Conagra Brands (CAG), and General Mills (GIS) declined last week. (49-0)

Yogurt is cool, so deal talk is heating up

2018-01-12 cnbc
As Big Food continues to be starved for growth, deal activity is heating up in the yogurt section. (2-0)

Early investors in consumer firms have seen good exits:Deepak Shahdadpuri

2018-01-11 livemint
Early investors in consumer start-ups have secured good exits and returns, prompting several funds to enter the space they had traditionally ignored, says Deepak Shahdadpuri, who leads venture capital firm DSG Consumer Partners (DSGCP), which recently achieved the final close of $50 million for its second fund. (2-0)

Vilas Fund Partner Up 65% In 2017: Short Tesla Inc. Is Now Largest Holding

2018-01-11 seekingalpha
Before we begin the discussion of performance, we would like to remind our investors that we use a concentrated value approach to our investments, which primarily includes equities but has included bonds as well. The goal of the Vilas Fund, LP is to produce long-term returns that exceed equity market averages by a material amount, net of fees. To accomplish this goal, we are willing to tolerate both the markets going up and down as well as our strategy going in and out of favor. (210-0)

Free Post Earnings Research Report: General Mills’ Total Revenue Grew 2.1%

2018-01-11 accesswire
LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / January 11, 2018 / Active-Investors.com has just released a free earnings report on General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS). If you want access to this report all you need to do is sign up now by clicking the following link www.active-investors.com/registration-sg/?symbol=GIS. The Company posted its financial results on December 20, 2017, for the second quarter of the fiscal year 2018. (2-0)

John's Portfolio - How To Wisely Use Preferred Stock To Boost Yield

2018-01-10 seekingalpha
Preferred stock can be a great tool for boosting yield and understanding how preferred shares work is the key to purchasing the right shares. (225-0)

Good Luck Spending Your KodakCoins - Bloomberg

2018-01-10 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (17-0)

Vilas Fund Partner 4Q17 Letter To Investors

2018-01-10 valuewalk
Before we begin the discussion of performance, we would like to remind our investors that we use a concentrated value approach to our investments, which primarily includes equities but has included bonds as well. The goal of the Vilas Fund, LP is to produce long term returns that exceed equity market averages by a material amount, net of fees. To accomplish this goal, we are willing to tolerate both the markets going up and down as well as our strategy going in and out of favor. (2-0)

Dividend Income Was Robust In 2017

2018-01-10 seekingalpha
All but two of our companies increased their dividends during the year.  Raises by Boeing and Visa had two of the largest increases. (321-0)

March To Freedom Fund Year-End Review

2018-01-09 seekingalpha
Some years stand out more to me than others. In 1991, I remember hearing Keith Jackson's "Hello, Heisman" call as the University of Michigan's Desmond Howard returned an Ohio State punt return for a touchdown. I was just 8 years old, but that image sticks in my mind. During the spring of 1992, I hit three home runs in a single little league game (there were no fences, so that helped). Those would be the only big flies that I would hit in my baseball career. (498-0)

Jane's Portfolio - Converting A Mutual Fund Portfolio Into A Dividend-Paying Machine

2018-01-08 seekingalpha
Now that Jane has received her distributions from her mutual funds, we can finally begin selling shares and establishing a more consistent retirement portfolio. (144-0)

Marijuana Stocks Set to Rebound After Comments from Sessions

2018-01-08 accesswire
CORAL GABLES, FL / ACCESSWIRE / January 8, 2018 / Last Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions once again showcased his opposition towards marijuana by rescinding an Obama-era memorandum to alleviate the enforcement of federal marijuana laws in the states that have legalized marijuana. This move had repercussions for the entire North American industry, triggering a sharp sell-off for many cannabis stocks. (2-0)

Is Hershey Mulling Over Nestle's U.S. Candy Business Buyout?

2018-01-08 zacks
The Hershey Co. (HSY - Free Report) is likely to acquire Nestle's U.S. confectionery business, which includes brands such as Butterfinger, Baby Ruth, Sno-Caps and Laffy Taffy, per media reports. The chocolate giant may have submitted its final bids on Jan 5, 2018. However, Ferrero, best known for its Nutella chocolate spread and Ferrero Rocher bonbons, is also believed to be among the potential bidders. (16-0)

Stocks And The Economy In 2018

2018-01-07 seekingalpha
Despite IHS reports of West Texas shale's economic viability, I am very skeptical of the capacity for additional production out of Texas unless we get higher oil prices, mainly due to the cost of rising land. Land prices now are many multiples what they were a few years ago when oil prices were double today's levels. (64-1)

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